This was actually the biggest White Sox mistake in 2022
The Chicago White Sox were a team loaded with mistakes during the 2022 season. They should be ashamed of themselves from the owner all the way down to the last man on the roster. A team that comes into the year with World Series expectations should never end like this.
With all of the mistakes that were made by this organization in 2022, there is one that stands out above the rest. It is the way that they handled Luis Robert following his wrist injury. It became a pain that made him ineffective at the plate which is where he is the best version of himself.
Sure, he is incredibly fast and plays good defense but it is all for not if he can only swing a bat with one hand. However, from the minute that he hurt himself, they were very weird with him and his availability. He should have simply been put on the IL and waited until he was healthy.
Instead, the White Sox tried to get something out of him when he wasn’t healthy and it is disgusting. Right after it becomes obvious that they aren’t going to be in the playoffs, they finally put him on the Injured List and we won’t see him until spring training.
The Chicago White Sox did a very poor job handling Luis Robert’s wrist injury.
Well, it is too little too late. This might be the most talented player on the team so you’d think they treat him as such. It was malpractice to have him out there swinging a bat and putting him in harm’s way when he clearly was hurt.
Luis Robert is going to be fine and when he returns in 2023 you should expect nothing but greatness as long as he is healthy. We can only hope that the White Sox realize that they acted foolish with him down the stretch this year and don’t do it again.
This is a player that is supposed to be the center of the core that they win with for a long time. It is about time they start acting like it. There are going to be some changes made this offseason and one of them needs to be their training staff/decision makers on this stuff.