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Chicago White Sox Rumors: Joe Espada is not going to be hired

HOUSTON, TEXAS - JUNE 07: Bench coach Joe Espada #19 of the Houston Astros walks the lineup to the umpire as manager Dusty Baker Jr. #12 serves a one game suspension against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on June 07, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TEXAS - JUNE 07: Bench coach Joe Espada #19 of the Houston Astros walks the lineup to the umpire as manager Dusty Baker Jr. #12 serves a one game suspension against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park on June 07, 2022 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) /
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The Chicago White Sox are looking for a new manager. There are a lot of different routes that they can go with this one but they need to make sure that they do their due diligence with every qualified person that is interested in the job. It is undoubtedly a hard process.

What happened to the White Sox in 2022 probably makes this whole thing even harder because of the pressure on the hire. The scrutiny that would come from making a wrong decision is something the White Sox don’t want to deal with if they can avoid it.

One of the biggest names on the managerial market right now is Joe Espada. He is currently serving as the bench coach for the Houston Astros. He has learned his trade well by being involved with that organization since 2018.

Espada took the spot of former Astros bench coach Alex Cora. Of course, Cora was hired to be a manager off of Houston’s bench and then won the World Series the following year. Whoever hires this man will be hoping that he has the same results as his predecessor.

The Chicago White Sox seem to be staying clear of Joe Espada right now.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t sound like the Chicago White Sox are going to hire this guy. Scott Merkin covers the Chicago White Sox for MLB dot com and he reported that this wasn’t going to be a hire that the White Sox will make.

At this point, there is nothing not to believe from ne of their top beat reporters. The question now remains as to what the White Sox are going to do instead. Espada felt like the perfect fit and he could become a winning manager someday soon.

Potential managers like Ozzie Guillen and Kevin Long are available still while the Texas Rangers and Miami Marlins have both made their coaching hires. That leaves the White Sox as one of the few teams that need to make their decision soon.

They might wait until the World Series is over because we know how the MLB is when it comes to breaking news that could take away from the fall classic. Regardless, we have to hope that this wasn’t a major miss for the White Sox. Time will tell.

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