Tony La Russa has been back to his old tricks proving that he is not a good candidate for the job as Chicago White Sox manager. He has been someone that is an all-time great manager and coach of this game but he no longer has it the way that he once did.
There have been bad lineups, bad strategy decisions, and bad bullpen management over the entire year and a lot of it has caused the White Sox to lose games that they should win.
A few examples have been coming up as of late and they are not good. One that comes to mind is the fact that he intentionally walked yet another hitter who had two strikes on him again. He doubled down on it the first time that he did it and tried it again just last week.
The latest blunder came on Monday when he left Michael Kopech in the game when he was clearly hurt. He had big pain, no velocity, and his command was off but Tony let him potentially hurt himself even worse.
The Chicago White Sox are letting Tony La Russa ruin this team in every way.
This move not only could have hurt Kopech, but it spotted the Kansas City Royals a 4-0 lead. There is no way they fire him now but it is fun to think about as they are still within striking distance of the division lead.
If the White Sox are serious about winning next year and beyond, they need someone new. They could go for a former player who once played for them. If they did decide to go that route, one of these three would be perfect: