The Chicago White Sox have made a new managerial hire. After weeks of wondering who it is going to be, they decided to hire Kansas City Royals bench coach Pedro Grifol. It is a move that goes against everything they normally do which is already a win.
Pedro Grifol is replacing Tony La Russa who did a terrible job as the manager so he is an automatic upgrade. However, he does have some work to do in order to prove that he was the right person for the job. As a first-time manager, there are going to be some learning curves.
One thing that would really help him is a great hitting coach. Frank Menechino was the hitting coach with Tony La Russa and the team’s offense fell off a cliff. What was once a powerful group did nothing but hit a bunch of bloop singles. They need to bring the power back.
We don’t know who the hire is going to be but it would be nice to see the approach as an organization change. This roster is loaded with powerful bats that need to be unleashed. We can only hope that the new hitting coach can help them make that adjustment.
The Chicago White Sox need to make a really good managerial hire.
If the White Sox players underperform for the second straight year, that will make Pedro Grifol’s job way worse because he wouldn’t be able to put his skills as a manager to use. It would also just make him look bad as the manager of the team.
If they hit well, Grifol should be able to do what he can to put everyone in the best position to help the team win. When hiring a hitting coach, we can only hope that someone who is modern with their approach is brought in. It’s time to take advantage of the power on this roster.
We already know that Ethan Katz is going to return to the club so that solves the pitching coach on the team. If they can get someone as good at their job as Katz for the hitting coach, they will be in great shape. It is a big-time decision that can really help them.