White Sox: 3 people or groups to blame for the struggles in 2022
The Chicago White Sox needs to make a big change with their ownership group.
If there is one part of the organization that needs to be answering questions, it is the ownership group. This team has been underperforming at an embarrassing rate. Accountability falls on the man who sets the pieces in order. Jerry Reinsdorf hired Rick Hahn and gave him the keys to fix this team. Or did he?
Tony La Russa was not his number one choice to lead this team to glory. It seemed as if all the steam and momentum the team had after finally cracking the playoffs in 2020 was stopped abruptly in its tracks after the Renteria firing and La Russa hiring.
Hahn had put together a future super-team with a strong core locked up long-term. He put all the pieces that he could together and then was told to give the keys to a retired Hall of Fame manager.
If La Russa were not making headlines and letting his players play along with a winning environment, maybe Sox fans would be content with Jerry hiring his old buddy who is out of touch with modern baseball.
The facts are that La Russa is making negative headlines, he is responsible for a number of losses, and the team is losing.
Nobody can remember when fans were happy with Jerry Reinsdorf’s decisions except when he let Rick Hahn rebuild the team.
There is an extensive history of players who they missed out on in free agency or walked for a little bit more money. There was a glimmer of faith in 2020 but it seems that Jerry has since taken back control and has done the opposite of what winning organizations do.