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  1. Matt Spiegel is reporting that Joe McEwing and Darryl Boston are both gone. Sounds like Katz and Hasler are the only coaches returning.
    18 points
  2. 15 points
  3. Don't know much about him. Maybe he will be a great manager. I just find it ironic that Hahn said he wants to hire someone with recent experience from a winning organization, then they hire someone from a losing organization that just passed him over for their own managerial opening. You just have to laugh at this organization.
    14 points
  4. Every time the White Sox bring in someone from outside of the organization, the better I feel about this off season.
    13 points
  5. 13 points
  6. Since 2016, the Royals haven't had one winning season. Sounds perfect.
    13 points
  7. This is truly the funniest thing I've ever read, I laughed so hard my wife asked if I was ok 2 floors from me: https://theathletic.com/3772405/2022/11/10/aaron-judge-free-agency-teams-ranking/ let the gifs fly
    12 points
  8. Trading the 24 year old cost controlled future franchise cornerstone who's value is depressed due to playing out of position, and turning around and investing $15M+ for 2023 into a comparable 36 year old bat on the decline is.......very bad business. I lose Jose Abreu. Build him a statue. But this is not the route forward unless Miami wants to hand us Jazz Chisholm for AV, AND Jose will take a nice discount. Signing Jose also means we aren't getting an OF. Its just terrible asset allocation.
    12 points
  9. Are people really disliking this guy already, or are they just serial complainers? He’s a qualified manager who has been on a winning staff. I’m sold he’s going to be better than what we’ve had since “Good Ozzie”.
    12 points
  10. Orrrrrr.....like.....they're interviewing a ton of different options like they said they wanted to do and most fans said they SHOULD do, and they haven't been updating the media on every step of the process. To this point, the Sox have done absolutely nothing worth getting upset about. They certainly have it within them to f*** this up, but to this point, they haven't. I continue to not understand how some people think this process has been some sort of disaster. Sox cannot control what blowhards say on the radio, nor should they directly have to address it.
    12 points
  11. I no longer think it's going to be Getz.
    12 points
  12. For the last several weeks I've been working on a story trying to find out what is going on with this organization in an extremely crucial off season. It may be the last chance they have to get the rebuild/contention window right. The Sox of course are being very tight lipped as per usual, Sox Fest has been cancelled, no chance for anyone to ask the brass any questions... so I went to a half dozen sources who know the organization to try to get a handle on what may be happening. If you read the story I describe those sources in general terms but not specifically because I wanted honest answers. I believe what they've told me on a number of issues. I've been a Sox Fan for 62 seasons NO ONE wants this rebuild/contention window to succeed more than I do, but I've got to tell you, based of what I've been told, I think the chances are very slim. This organization simply is "mired in mediocrity" for wont of a better word and in my opinion until new ownership and a new front office is brought in I suspect it will be more of "one step forward, two steps back..." But we'll see. Here is the link to the story: https://www.wsiforumstoo.com/74118-the-state-of-the-sox
    11 points
  13. Let's work on a better nickname.
    10 points
  14. What were the Giants thinking?? He might accept and then they'll be stuck with an ace on 1 year deal.
    10 points
  15. Wow that’s surprising and good for the White Sox. Probably wanted to run away from the clubhouse mess!
    10 points
  16. Gotta say I much prefer a living manager to a corpse.
    10 points
  17. At the very least, I don't want him fired yet. This represents a substantial upgrade over the last one of these.
    10 points
  18. What were Hahn's requirements for the new manager again?
    10 points
  19. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2022/11/jon-jay-to-join-marlins-as-first-base-coach.html Machado to Marlins, it's a lock.
    9 points
  20. 9 points
  21. I hate to defend Hahn here, but this continues to be overblown. He listed characteristics of what he's looking for in a manager. He then conducted an extensive interview process and hired who he thinks is best for the job. Yes, it's possible the best guy for the job doesn't have those characteristics. I mean, how likely is somebody sitting around that checks all those boxes? I have absolutely no problem with Hahn saying those things and then hiring Grifol.
    9 points
  22. The White Sox hit 200 homers in 2005. Ozzie ball is a myth.
    9 points
  23. I'm bored...somebody type a new name and let's all point and scream at it
    9 points
  24. Maybe him hating the Cubs instead of the rest of the division has contributed to his teams making the playoffs 7 times in 40 years of ownership
    8 points
  25. Click unfollow. Thank me later.
    8 points
  26. He must’ve really fucking hated playing for the Sox
    8 points
  27. Gotta make room for Aaron Judge
    8 points
  28. I know it’s easy for us to look down on the Royals and fear we are hiring cast-offs from a shitty org (pot meet kettle), but if we look past that bias Grifol and Tosar seem to have really good reputations and seem to have had past success helping hitters reach their potential. That alone feels like a breath of fresh air for the Sox org. Will it work? Who knows. KC bias aside they both like solid outside hires, and this insular org could use a lot more new blood.
    8 points
  29. The same thing is happening in this country regarding things that are much more important.
    8 points
  30. this is an outside the box pick. He obviously did well in his interview. Not the typical right hand man for a contender. We don't know most of these guys anyway. He isn't Tony, and not part of the family, and there were several who would probably work as cheaply. Ill give him the benefit of the doubt.
    8 points
  31. I love how everyone is conveniently ignoring @Harold's Leg Lift saying that it won't be Ozzie. Twice.
    8 points
  32. I literally know nothing about Grifol, but taking a guy from a losing organization who happen to have a manager opening themselves would make me very unexcited.
    8 points
  33. Either this is phenomenal parody, you've lost your sanity following this team, or you forgot to login to an alternate account.
    8 points
  34. …or, to look at it another way, the analytical guys who showed some success in a nonanalytical organization have fled to a team that is hopefully looking for a growth in its analytical approach.
    7 points
  35. Doesn’t take much to see that Hahn was taking shots at Tony there with what Pedro brings to the table
    7 points
  36. He was probably the guy that accepted what the Sox were willing to pay. They probably told all the candidates what the pay would be and they all said NO.
    7 points
  37. I will. 2010-2011 Ozzie didn’t care one iota about his clubhouse or his players. It was all about Ozzie. The game had to be played his way, with players he liked, and if he didn’t like you then he didn’t care about you. Where his son got drafted and his contract extension were way more important than having guys ready to go, he didn’t even want some of them.
    7 points
  38. I’d rather hire a cheater for manager than a quitter. f*** Ozzie Guillen.
    7 points
  39. No, it really is the worst idea.
    7 points
  40. I still am a little annoyed treating Willie Harris in the same vein as "well they are already here" guys like Getz/Thome/Ozzie to an extent. He has a pretty classic trajectory right now. He's done it in multiple orgs, Starting in sox but then going to Giants, Reds and then Cubs as the 3rd base coach. Some of those aren't winning orgs but ...it's the bench coaches. By all accounts he still brings a lot of energy and is well-liked. You could do a lot worse. I'll say again, you can't retrofit a smarter organization on top of the sox just by hiring someone from the astros. Of the duties a manager is responsible for, Harris seems like a competent choice.
    7 points
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