The Chicago White Sox are not the best versions of themselves right now. They have pretty much been a .500 team all season long and we know that they can be better than that. They have stars all over the place and are loaded with talent. The wins should be plentiful.
Tony La Russa was a questionable hire from the second that it happened and things haven’t been smooth at all. There have been bad lineups, questionable strategy decisions, and bad bullpen management from him for a fair amount of time.
How do the White Sox fix this problem? Well, they could do something crazy and make a big splash trade. They could also just make a smart decision and fire the manager. Tony La Russa has been an incredible coach in his career but this isn’t it.
If the White Sox fired him, they could have to replace him right away. They would probably have to have his replacement ready to go right away if it happened mid-season. If this team doesn’t turn it around soon, these three managers would be wonderful replacements:
1. AJ Pierzynski
AJ Pierzynski coming back to the Chicago White Sox would be so cool to see.
It would be cool if the Chicago White Sox brought in one of their all-time great players to manage the team. AJ Pierzynski would be perfect in that role. He has the fire, passion, and love for baseball needed to lead a Major League team.
He was a catcher which is usually a sign of someone who can lead a baseball team. There are a lot of catchers that become Major League Baseball managers and Pierzynski has what it takes. You have to wonder if he ever will do it. The White Sox would be a perfect fit.
Of course, AJ has also won the World Series with the franchise. He knows how hard it is and might be able to lead a team back to that level of success again. This team would look so good with him in the mix.