Blue Jays somehow fire their manager before the White Sox
The Chicago White Sox are having a mostly terrible season. They are under .500 halfway through July which is a big-time concern for a team that came in believing that they can win it all. There have been a lot of problems with this team but it starts and ends with the manager.
It has been time to fire Tony La Russa for a long time now but they never will. Somehow, the Toronto Blue Jays have fired their manager Charlie Montoyo. A team that came into the day in a playoff spot fired their manager because they believed that they were underperforming.
The White Sox are very much not in a playoff spot and they haven’t even slightly thought about firing their manager. It just makes no sense. To be honest, it feels like the team isn’t that serious about winning when you compare them to other teams.
This isn’t even saying that firing Montoyo was the smart idea. They just believe that they are underperforming and they made a change. The White Sox don’t seem like a team that would ever do anything crazy like that. Seeing them DFA Dallas Keuchel felt new.
The Chicago White Sox might need to follow the lead of the Toronto Blue Jays.
In their first game since firing the manager, they won 8-2. There is no rhyme or reason for why but they just needed a change. It will be interesting to see if they are able to rattle off a few wins now as the season reaches the All-Star break.
If the White Sox fired Tony La Russa, that wouldn’t solve all of their problems. They still have first basemen in the outfield regularly and don’t have a solution for a few different positions. They also get hurt a lot which would make things harder on any manager.
They would, in the meantime, get better lineups on a regular basis. They would also be hoping to see the new manager come in and be better with in-game operations. It hasn’t been great for Tony at all this season and it seems to be a time for a change. If things don’t turn around consistently for the White Sox, they need to make a move soon too.