The Chicago White Sox has been so much better since Miguel Cairo took over for Tony La Russa. Tony has been dealing with some health issues that have kept him away but it is obvious that both sides need to move on.
For one, the play on the field is doing a lot of talking. The White Sox are 9-4 since La Russa left and have played some dominant baseball during that stretch. It is also so obvious that they are having more fun out there with Cairo in charge.
It is clear that the White Sox needed this change in the room too. There are comments coming out via Bob Nightengale of USA Today on the White Sox during this stretch. In his piece, he has quotes from players like Liam Hendriks and Josh Harrison on the situation.
We have seen all of these guys play better and look like they are having fun while doing it. These comments in the piece by Nightengale suggest that they enjoy what they have going right now a lot more than when Tony was in charge.
The Chicago White Sox players made some baffling comments about the team.
Going forward, the White Sox need to hope that this little surge isn’t too little too late. It is all fine and dandy that they are playing well now but they need to win at an extremely high clip to make it worth it in the end.
With four games left against the Cleveland Guardians who they trail for first place by 3.0 games, they still have a chance to control their own destiny against them. We will see what Cairo’s boys are truly made of during huge games like that. It will be certainly fun to watch.
After 2022 is over, no matter how it ends, everything should be on the table for the White Sox as an organization. They need to leave no stone unturned when it comes to trying to make their team better in 2023 which involves making a decision on the manager.
Things are going well for the White Sox without La Russa so you have to hope that both sides clearly see that it is time to move on. Based on these baffling comments from the players, it seems as if they should have made a change a long time ago.