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Who would you pick to replace Grifol? Outside the box answers only.


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3 minutes ago, Texsox said:

This. We hired a guy that possibly can grow with the team. With this shitty of a roster I'll be happy if I see some improvement each month. 

Isn't that what Ricky Renteria was?

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Some possibilities out there. At the top of my list is Don Mattingly, currently bench coach with Toronto. Joe Maddon still available for one last stint in majors. I like earlier suggestion of Pierzynski, who would be more entuned to what's going on with Sox. And then, of course, there's always Ozzie Guillen. He did it before and can lead us again!

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45 minutes ago, TheBlackSox8 said:

One of the Artificial Intelligence programs out there. Would actually wind up with a better record than Grifol IMO.

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Paul Sullivan, April 12th.....Sox record at 2-10



Reinsdorf seemingly has a soft spot for Grifol, who readily has accepted having former manager Tony La Russa around as an adviser, bowing to the owner’s wishes. When Grifol was asked in September about the possibility of turning the team around quickly, he said he expected Reinsdorf to make the effort in the offseason to try to win immediately.

Then he issued a caveat.

“Nobody wants to hear the talk anymore,” Grifol said. “Everybody just wants to see us win. I’m not going to sit here and promise anything because nobody wants to hear it.

“They’ve heard it for a long, long time. It’s about us winning baseball games. Until April, a couple weeks into April, a couple of weeks into the season, that’s when everybody should have an opinion and make a decision whether they like what we put on the field or not.”

Here we are, a couple of weeks into April, and yes, everyone seemingly has an opinion about if they like what the Sox have put on the field. Most of those opinions, however, are unprintable. Even for rebuilds, the talent level is sparse.

Making matters worse, fans have grown increasingly tired of Grifol’s platitudes, such as the remark he made in Cleveland on Tuesday that “the ball hasn’t bounced our way.” He seems to think Sox fans are going to buy into this line of thinking when anyone can see the team was not constructed to win in 2024.

Perhaps Grifol has spent too much time listening to new team broadcaster John Schriffen, who said last week that every team needs a Bryan Shaw, a 36-year-old reliever currently sporting a 9.00 ERA. Sox fans beg to differ.

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7 minutes ago, CaliSoxFanViaSWside said:

How did you make that cool to the 8th power thingie?


Harold's been noticeably quiet, except in the 2024 draft thread...I guess it's easier to "dream on" pretty much any amateur players (especially on the offensive side) before they get permanently screwed up by this organization.



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