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White Sox: 3 managerial candidates are emerging as frontrunners

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Third base coach Ron Washington #37 of the Atlanta Braves looks on from the dugout before the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on September 06, 2022 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Third base coach Ron Washington #37 of the Atlanta Braves looks on from the dugout before the game against the Oakland Athletics at RingCentral Coliseum on September 06, 2022 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) /
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2. Bruce Bochy

Bruce Bochy coming back to the big leagues could really help the White Sox.

There are a lot of good candidates out there for the White Sox to consider. Few of them have the success on their resume that Bruce Bochy does. Over the last couple of decades, he has been amongst the best in every single way. He might be a decent fit for the team.

With Bochy, a negative is that there are a lot of similarities between him and La Russa. They are both older gentlemen that have been removed from the game for some time. The biggest difference is that Bochy was one of the best and most successful managers of the 2010s.

Bochy won the World Series as the leader of the San Francisco Giants in 2010, 2012, and 2014. It was a remarkable modern-day dynasty that owned the National League for a very long time. They were even a problem for a lot of the years that didn’t end with a ring.

The fact that Nightengale named him makes sense because he fits the previously mentioned mold that Rick Hahn laid out.

He has had success with a championship-caliber organization like the Giants. There is certainly something to take away from that. If the White Sox did make a move like this, it could either be like Tony La Russa all over again or he could find that magic again.

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