White Sox: Kevin Long would make a great managerial hire
The Chicago White Sox are all in on finding a new manager. There are some good candidates out there and for a while, it felt like it was down to just a couple. At this point, however, the more that that passes makes it seems like it could be anybody.
The Texas Rangers and Miami Marlins are already done hiring managers as they hired Bruce Bochy and Skip Shumaker respectively. It should be interesting to see how those two teams come out and play in 2023 and beyond with their new skippers.
A lot of people are excited about the White Sox potentially hiring Joe Espada of the Houston Astros. He would make a great fit for this team. Alex Cora, Houston’s bench coach before Espada, has gone on to be a World Series-winning manager so the tree of success is there.
However, there is another name participating in the 2022 World Series to consider and that is Kevin Long of the Philadelphia Phillies. He has been a great help to a lot of the sluggers on that team including the likes of Bryce Harper, Kyle Schwarber, and Rhys Hoskins.
The Chicago White Sox should consider Kevin Long for the manager position.
All of those guys went from being great hitters to elite hitters at times. Harper was already a superstar but now we are seeing what he can do with this incredible approach to his craft. Long deserves a lot of credit for it.
It may or may not be a long shot (no pun intended) type of hire but it is one that could really help this group of hitters. Imagine what Luis Robert, Eloy Jimenez, and Andrew Vaughn might be able to do under Kevin Long’s guidance. We might see them as even better hitters than we thought.
In addition to those guys, imagine if he helps Yoan Moncada and Yasmani Grandal find their swings again. That could be a legit key to this team winning lots of games again soon.
Of all the managers that we have gone over as good choices for the 2023 Chicago White Sox, he might not be everyone’s number-one choice but his impact on the Phillies’ offense is undeniable.
The bats have been the biggest issue for the Sox since the start of the season. If someone can come in and get them going again, things might be wildly different in 2023.