2. Mike Schildt
The Chicago White Sox could consider a different former Cardinals manager.
The Chicago White Sox already went the route of a former St. Louis Cardinals manager once before and it didn’t work out. However, there are some big differences between hiring Tony La Russa and hiring Mike Schildt to hire this White Sox core.
Schildt and the Cardinals went their separate ways in 2021 despite making the playoffs three times in three tries as the full-time manager. When he was let go, it was a big-time shock to the baseball world as he was nothing but successful there.
We don’t know what philosophical differences the Cardinals and Schildt had but the White Sox should certainly check in on that. He has recent experience managing a great Major League team which is something that the White Sox desperately needs.
Schildt is young (54) for a manager that has accomplished so much. He has a career-winning percentage of .559, the aforementioned playoff experience, and a Manager of the Year Award. All of these things are a reason for the White Sox to consider him during the offseason.
If the White Sox hired Schildt, it might not take him long to make an impact. He would be inheriting a lot of talent and looking to take the next step.