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Yoan Moncada isn’t the only player that could use a better manager

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 03: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox talks with Jose Abreu #79 and Yoan Moncada during the fourth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field on October 03, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - OCTOBER 03: Luis Robert #88 of the Chicago White Sox talks with Jose Abreu #79 and Yoan Moncada during the fourth inning of a game against the Detroit Tigers at Guaranteed Rate Field on October 03, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox were a team that drastically underperformed last season. Unfortunately, that 81-81 record led to them missing the playoffs. Guys like Yoan Moncada, Leury, and Yasmani Grandal amongst others all had horrid years offensively and it killed them.

We already talked about how Yoan Moncada is in desperate need of a new manager. They need to bring in someone who will help him get the best out of himself. That isn’t going to be easy but we have seen impactful new managers do that for other players across the league.

Tony La Russa is not coming back as the manager of this team which should help them right there on its own. The new hire is going to be announced any day now. We can only hope that it is someone that helps the team get the most out of itself.

Another player that desperately needs a new manager in there is Luis Robert. He didn’t have nearly as bad of a season as Moncada did but he certainly didn’t live up to the MVP hype that surrounded him going in. He showed some of it in the first half but the second half was terrible.

Yoan Moncada isn’t the only White Sox player that needs a new manager badly.

A lot of that had to do with his wrist injury. Instead of treating it the right way, Tony La Russa and the staff handled it very poorly. Instead of putting him on the Injured List or letting him play through it, they played him once every couple of days.

He wasn’t able to get in a rhythm again through the pain and he wasn’t able to heal himself because he wasn’t completely taking himself out. One or the other would have helped him along the way. A new manager might be able to help him deal with things like that.

Robert has the potential to be one of the best players in the game. All he needs is a manager that will help him see that. If he gets it, he might become just that. Hopefully, someone who can help make him realize this is the person that gets brought in.

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