The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball organization that have been owned by Jerry Reinsdorf since 1981. That is no short amount of time. A lot has happened since then and he is (for better or worse) one of the most impactful owners in the sport’s history.
He doesn’t have the best reputation amongst White Sox fans but they did win a World Series under his ownership. No owner in town has more championships than him either as he had six with the Chicago Bulls during the Michael Jordan era during the 1990s.
It might be a time, however, that things change. There are rumors out there that it might now be the time when Reinsdorf considers a sale of the Chicago White Sox. That would certainly cause shockwaves around the Chicagoland area as well as the sports world.
Would that mean that they sell the Bulls too? That is a question that remains to be seen as this process plays out. If both teams are sold, you’d think that each one goes to a new ownership group.
This rumor comes from Jon Heyman of the New York Post/MLB Network. He had a text message exchange with Jerry Reinsdorf where the White Sox owner didn’t say the rumors were false but he didn’t confirm them either.
The Chicago White Sox are potentially going to be sold over the next few years.
This seems to be a strange time in Major League Baseball as this seems to be a common thing now. As Heyman mentioned in the article, the evaluations of teams are sky high so seeing a few be sold now might actually happen.
We already know that the Los Angeles Angels and Washington Nationals are on the block to be sold. It is also obvious that the Baltimore Orioles could be in that mix as well for a variety of reasons. This White Sox team could be in that conversation going forward as well based on this report.
If Reinsdorf actually sold the White Sox, what could that mean? Well, look at what has happened to the New York Mets ever since Steve Cohen bought them. He spends his money like crazy and they land all of these amazing players now. They will certainly win a World Series soon.
If something like that could happen to the White Sox, that would be amazing. There have been some good moments with Jerry as the owner but it is clearly a time for a change. Expect it within the next few years.