The Chicago White Sox have had a very bad season for themselves in 2022. They are over .500 which isn’t something that they can always say but that is a very low standard for a team that says that they are good enough to win the World Series.
General manager Rick Hahn has failed to make the necessary upgrades needed to improve the roster from the team that was so good in 2021 but came up short in the playoffs.
Owner Jerry Reinsdorf also kept Rick Hahn from getting his manager to manage the team as he forced Tony La Russa on all of us. He has mostly been a bad owner of this team and this is the latest example:
Tony had an opportunity to prove that Jerry was right for doing that and he failed as well. In fact, you can argue that Tony La Russa is the biggest reason that the White Sox sit just below the playoff line.
It has been a miserable year for all of those guys but there is still time to get it together. Winning the World Series is no longer the goal as they are not good enough. However, they can finish strong, make the postseason, and get ready for a big 2023 if they are smart.
The players are not absolved from blame either. Most of the roster could be better. There are some players who exceeded expectations and some that have come up short. So far this season, there are two guys who redeemed themselves and one who has not: