The Chicago White Sox came into the All-Star break with some momentum. They have been scoring lots of runs lately and their pitching has mostly been magnificent. There hasn’t been any criticism for Tony La Russa lately because there hasn’t been anything for him to mess up.
The White Sox are just at .500 at the break with a three-game deficit in the American League Central Division. There are at least three games that were blown by Tony La Russa making a bad lineup, a bad bullpen decision, or a bad strategic decision.
He clearly holds back this awesome team that has proven that they are perfectly capable of winning in spite of him. Ozzie Guillen was spot on when he referred to him as a Rick Renteria level manager with credentials.
Now, there is a report out there that the White Sox are going to have La Russa back for a third year in 2023. That would be a disaster of an idea. He shouldn’t even be there for the second half of this year let alone the third year. This is just a waste of time for the White Sox.
The Chicago White Sox are making a terrible mistake with Tony La Russa.
Instead of Rick Hahn being able to bring in his own manager that fits his vision, Jerry Reinsdorf’s guy gets to stay and call a lot of the shots. It is just disgusting to think about the state of this franchise right now despite all of the talent on the roster.
We can only hope that they finish out this year strong despite what goes on with the manager. There are a lot of reasons for this team underperforming but everything starts and ends with Tony La Russa. Things haven’t been taken to the next level with him over Rick Renteria.
Get ready to see a lot more of Leury Garcia and bad bullpen management. The only one who can keep those mistakes to a minimum is Rick Hahn by being better at upgrading the roster without any input from the manager.
This Tony La Russa experiment is failing miserably and they are just going to trot him out there for another year in 2023? Hopefully, this report proves to be false.