1. Tony La Russa
Tony La Russa was hired to help the Chicago White Sox win postseason games.
The Chicago White Sox is an incredibly talented baseball team right now. They have superstars everywhere you look. Any manager that was hired would take them to the playoffs with relative ease. Even Rick Renteria got this group to the postseason and they weren’t even as talented as they are now. However, they hired someone like Tony La Russa because of his playoff resume.
This is a man who has won the World Series three times in his career and made plenty of other deep runs. He is hoping to do that again with the White Sox. It is up to him to make sure that the team is ready to play every game and puts them in a position to succeed. The batting order needs to be perfect and they have to handle the pitching the right way.
There was a lot of controversy around his hiring. He had some DUI trouble earlier in 2020 and he has been away from the game for a long time. Then, once the season began, it was clear that there was some bad communication between him and the team which led to some bad storylines. However, once he started to get a better feel for his team, it was clear that he is doing a good job. Now, he is going to try and do what they really wanted him for and that is to win a World Series.