The Chicago White Sox have already tried the route of a former St. Louis Cardinals manager when they hired Tony La Russa back in 2020. Obviously, that was a terrible decision made by them as he did not do his job of getting them over the hump.
A team that was once one of the youngest and most exciting teams now has an old feel to it. That needs to change in 2023 if they want to push forward and win the AL Central Division again. That will all start with whoever it is that is hired to be the manager.
The whole Tony La Russa era should not completely discourage the White Sox from the St. Louis Cardinals organization when it comes to their former managers and coaching staff. That is an organization that wins a lot and should be admired.
Mike Schildt is a manager that used to manage for them but was let go for having a philosophical difference a few years ago. He was very successful with them and the separation was very surprising to the baseball world.
Mike Schildt is someone for the Chicago White Sox to consider for their manager.
Schildt seemed to be one of the best managers in the game at the time as he got the Cardinals to perform above expectations more than once. If he came to the White Sox, that might be exactly the type of manager that they need.
Rick Hahn is currently leading the manager search right now which he was not afforded the opportunity to do when they fired Rick Renteria in 2020. Tony La Russa was forced on him and everyone else by Jerry Reinsdorf.
If there is interest on the part of both the White Sox and Schildt, it is something for both sides to consider. There are a lot of good things that could come from hiring a manager like this who had some success on a winning team.
He fits a lot of the qualifications that Hahn laid out at his presser when La Russa announced that he was done. His name hasn’t been as popular in the rumor mill as you’d think but he is certainly someone for the White Sox to think about.