The Chicago White Sox are looking for a new manager. In fact, they are probably close to announcing it than they are to the beginning stages of searching so be ready for that. No matter what, all we want is for them to hire someone who will do a better job than Tony La Russa did.
When La Russa left on medical leave, the team started to play much better. It wasn’t until that extra-innings loss to the Cleveland Guardians that put their season away that they spiraled out again. It was clear that they needed something new but they didn’t get it until it was too late.
Again, it is time to move on and get someone in there who changes the entire culture of the team. It was a fun vibrant team before La Russa’s arrival and the characters are there to get back to that level if the right person is brought in.
Although it is okay to be optimistic about this, there is no doubt that whoever is hired is going to have a very hard job. The White Sox are the team that probably has the most attractive roster out of all the teams that needed a manager but they are coming off a very tough year.
The new Chicago White Sox manager is going to have a very hard job in 2023.
They went 81-81 in a year that they played so badly. The fact that they weren’t under .500 is a testament to how much talent is there. If they get good coaching, feel good about themselves, and stay healthy, they should blow past that in 2023.
However, it isn’t just going to happen overnight. The new manager is going to have to get these guys going again. They are also going to have to deal with all of the things that follow a disappointing season like 2022. That should be considered when hiring a new person.
We know that there are a few realistic candidates out there right now. The Texas Rangers and Miami Marlins have already made their hires so it will be interesting to see if the White Sox are next. It is going to be a hard job for whoever it is but the reward for success could be amazing.