The Chicago White Sox didn’t make the postseason in 2022 because they were just a mediocre baseball team. They were so bad and still went 81-81 which tells you everything you need to know about the organization.
Now, we are at the World Series stage of the season. The Houston Astros are facing off against the Philadelphia Phillies in what promises to be an outstanding World Series that will cap off an outstanding postseason.
This could very well be the reason that the White Sox haven’t announced their new manager yet. There are two very popular candidates participating in the big series. No bad could come from adding a manager from a team that has had such success.
Joe Espada is the guy that a lot of White Sox fans want. He is the Houston Astros bench coach which makes him a popular target. The last time an Astros bench coach got hired, he went on to win the World Series the next year (Alex Cora). The White Sox would love for that to be them.
Kevin Long is the managerial candidate that fits what the White Sox are looking for from the Philadelphia Phillies organization. He is the hitting coach for that team and we know how well their offense has performed this season. They have mashed and he plays a big role in that.
The Chicago White Sox may or may not be waiting for the World Series to be over.
Both guys bring different things to the White Sox and could both end up being successful. We will see if the fact that they are participating in the World Series means that the White Sox are waiting for one of them to be hired. At this point, anything is possible.
It is also possible for the World Series to be completely irrelevant in this decision. There are plenty of other candidates out there that are not in the World Series. It is just an observation that it could be possible.
No matter what, we just have to hope that the new hire is someone that can help this team get back to the playoffs so they have a chance to make a run. We’ll see who they come up with.