Following a dissapointing season for the 2022 Chicago White Sox, they are looking for a new manager to take over now that Tony La Russa has announced that he is done.
Tony didn’t leave because of baseball-related reasons (although he probably should have) as he is going home to deal with health-related issues.
Now, there are rumors out there about who it will be. Rick Hahn laid out his qualifications when he spoke at Tony La Russa’s announcement presser.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today is becoming a common mouthpiece for Jerry Reinsdorf. Sometimes he is right and sometimes he is being used to push a narrative to influence business. These are the three candidates that he has named as frontrunners:
1. Ron Washington
Ron Washington is someone that the Chicago White Sox can consider for 2023.
Ron Washington currently serves as the third base coach for the defending World Series champion Atlanta Braves. He was there with them in 2021 when they won the final game of the season.
Before that, he had two stints as a coach with the Oakland A’s. Sandwiched in between the two stints, however, was his only career managerial job with the Texas Rangers. They never won the World Series but they were back-to-back American League champions in 2010 and 2011.
Washington has been away from managing since 2014 which is a long time. However, he hasn’t been out of baseball as he has been a coach in every season since.
With the A’s and Braves, there has been a lot of success. It will be interesting to see if the White Sox actually goes through with a hire like this.