Miguel Cairo took over and did a good job in La Russa’s medical absence until the team gave up on him when they were mathematically eliminated.
As a result, neither of them deserves to return to the team once the season is over. If they are going to run it back with this core, they need to make some changes in the dugout.
There are plenty of good options out there for the White Sox to consider. There are a few that are popular options amongst the fanbase and there are some that are not as much. These are three amazing options to consider:
1. Willie Harris
Willie Harris could be someone that makes a return to the Chicago White Sox.
Willie Harris is currently acting as the third base coach for the Chicago Cubs. He is someone to consider for the manager position if the team decides to actually go in the route of a former White Sox player.
Harris played for the White Sox from 2002-2005. He is a World Series champion from that 2005 season which is the highlight of his career. He bounced around the league as a depth player for a long time which makes him a very experienced smart baseball man.
If Harris was ready to make that jump from a coach to a manager, he is someone to consider. He wouldn’t have to move very far and he might be able to connect well with some of these players.
People might want them to avoid former White Sox players but this man has the coaching experience needed to take that step.