The Chicago White Sox needs a great manager for a variety of reasons. However, there are some reasons that stick out above the rest. No matter what, the first focus needs to be whatever is needed for this team to make it into the 2023 MLB Postseason.
One player that the White Sox needs to bounce back is Yoan Moncada. This is a guy that looked like a future MVP candidate after the 2019 season. In 2020, he was just mediocre, and then slightly above average again in 2021.
Unfortunately, he looked lost at the plate in 2022. He was amongst the worst hitters in all of Major League Baseball. He started the year hurt and you have to wonder if that lingered but when you’re in the lineup you have to produce otherwise you shouldn’t be playing if you’re too hurt.
His confidence is clearly shaken at this point. In order to have a bounce-back 2023 season, he needs a great new manager to come to town. There are plenty of people out there that can help him grow back into the player that he once was.
The Chicago White Sox are hoping that the new manager can help Yoan Moncada.
There are a few managerial candidates out there that can help Moncada get his confidence back at the plate. That can help the White Sox win a lot more games in 2023 which is obviously the goal. When you watch him play, you can see the talent is there.
His defense is so elite at third base so if he can start hitting again he will be one of the best third basemen in the entire league. He looked like a lost cause in 2022 but one bad year can’t define him. It is obviously worth being concerned over but the new manager can help him.
If Moncada gets back to form, the other hitters around him can take advantage. Imagine this lineup with Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert, and Andrew Vaughn amongst others with the resurgence of Yoan Moncada.
If the offensive approach changes for the team as a whole, they can score a lot of runs. This new manager hire is so important for the future of the franchise.