The Chicago White Sox are a very mediocre baseball team right now. After blowing it to the Texas Rangers on Saturday, they are 27-30. They are far below expectation right now as they came into 2022 as the clear-cut favorites to win their division.
The roster (on paper) is as loaded as it has ever been in the history of the White Sox franchise. However, they are not getting the most out of it thanks to their Hall of Fame manager named Tony La Russa. He was once one of the best ever but he is really hurting this team right now.
Tony has had disgusting lineups, horrid in-game decisions, and bad bullpen management for most of the season. It has really made things harder on the White Sox as they try to climb back into the standings. At this point, a Wild Card spot would be nice.
It doesn’t have to be this way. The White Sox don’t have to continue letting this staff ruin what could be a very good season. They could fire Tony La Russa right now and a lot (not all) of problems would be solved. There are some teams out there now proving that fact.
The Chicago White Sox needs to fire Tony La Russa before it is too late.
A little over a week ago, the Philadelphia Phillies fired Joe Girardi as their manager. He was in a similar boat as La Russa. He is a guy who is well respected for past achievements but was no longer the right fit for that team. They let him go and great things have happened.
Since firing him, the Phillies have won eight games in a row and are now above .500 for the first time in a long time. They are right back in the thick of things for the National League playoff race. This could have been the move that Philly needed.
They play in a crazy division that has the New York Mets on top, the (also streaking) Atlanta Braves, and a very pesky Miami Marlins squad. It is going to be hard to stay afloat but firing their manager seems to have jolted the players.
That is exactly what the White Sox needs. They have the easiest remaining schedule in Major League Baseball after having a top-ten hardest to begin the year which is nice but they need to fire their coach.
It is unlikely to happen which makes things seem bleak but it would be the right move. Following Philly would be a smart move here. It is unfortunate that the ownership group doesn’t care about winning as much as the fans.