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Tuesday, Oct 13, 2020

* Gotta go with Stoney on this…


- Posted by Rich Miller        

26 Comments »
  1. - Dutch - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 5:31 am:

    Joe Maddon would be available if he had taken a year off instead of signing with the Angels.


  2. - Diver Down - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 8:05 am:

    Is AJ Hinch heading our way? Former catcher and an experienced post-season manager.


  3. - Rich Hill - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 8:20 am:

    Amused that the team floated Tony La Russa’s name through USA Today yesterday. Rick Hahn’s description of what he’s looking for certainly sounds like AJ Hinch.


  4. - Joe Bidenopolous - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 8:27 am:

    = Rick Hahn’s description of what he’s looking for certainly sounds like AJ Hinch.=

    Or Alex Cora


  5. - Pundent - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 8:42 am:

    Reteria sealed his fate with about a week to go in the season. His handling of the pitching staff was baffling and it’s good to see that they’re moving on from Cooper as well. I give the Sox credit for being loyal but the Cooper year was years overdue.


  6. - Naahhhh - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 8:55 am:

    Carlton Fisk?


  7. - James the Intolerant - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 9:08 am:

    Sandy Alomar Jr is a catcher


  8. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 9:19 am:

    Sandy Alomar Jr gets my vote of confidence. He had a great year filling in for Tito in Cleveland. Small sample, yes. But he isn’t linked to any cheating scandals. Hinch would probably be a decent manager, but the thought of the Sox hiring him makes me consider my fandom and if I can really root for my team like I always have. Cora is a hard no. He was the biggest cheater.


  9. - Cubs in '16 - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 9:30 am:

    ===Joe Maddon would be available===

    Careful what you wish for. His philosophy in the WS was to get through seven innings and then bring in Chapman regardless of how well others were pitching.


  10. - Anon for Now - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 10:00 am:

    No on Joe. we need someone who understands pitching, not Mr. Burns sending people to the showers early.


  11. - BC - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 10:06 am:

    What a pleasant surprise. I was good with firing Renteria that day in August when he batted Nicky Delmonico clean-up. Bringing in Carlos Rodon instead of Aaron Bummer in the Cleveland series was almost as egregious…one of those moves that undoubtedly had the players wondering what the heck was going on.

    Every name that’s been floated so far would be an improvement, but I would think they’d pick a manager who can speak Spanish. Reinsdorf is known to like Alomar.


  12. - ChicagoVinny - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 10:33 am:

    I was surprised the Sox did this, but I am fine with the move. Fine with Hinch, Cora, or Alomar Jr but no Ned Yost please.


  13. - Rutro - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 10:40 am:

    The should be looking at AJ Pyrnsinksi.


  14. - Chicago Cynic - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 10:49 am:

    So you’re not on the Tony LaRussa train? Everything old is new again, right?


  15. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 10:49 am:

    ===looking at AJ Pyrnsinksi===

    Love AJ, but he’s never been a coach. We need someone to get us to the World Series. Hard pass.


  16. - Rich Miller - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 10:52 am:

    ===not on the Tony LaRussa train?===

    He’s a juicer enabler. Another hard pass.


  17. - Friendly Bob Adams - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 10:59 am:

    Ozzie Guillen has won a World Series and is apparently in need of a job.


  18. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 11:07 am:

    Ozzie Guillén and Tony LaRussa are not the answer for the south side ball club.

    And while LaRussa turned a “watchful eye” away with a nod in Oakland and later in St. Louis, a manager who cheated as AJ Hinch or Alex Cora, they both bred a culture of cheating to win, not just a few ball players juicing for their own benefit.

    The ball club needs to find a Joe Maddon that can in-game manage and understands pitching in-game and handling bull pens for a season too.

    The ball club is on the cusp, the right skipper will make a difference.


  19. - Levois J - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 11:14 am:

    I saw someone comment that you need a Renterria before you get a manager who can get you to a world series. Before Renterria there was a Joe Maddon and we all know what happened there! He must got the touch, although not to keep a manager job evidently.


  20. - Birds on the Bat - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 11:20 am:

    Since the Cards are apparently never going to give Jose Oquendo a chance, maybe the White Sox will. He may be happy where he is though, but I think he’d be worth giving a call too.


  21. - Benniefly2 - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 11:27 am:

    If they don’t mind an older candidate, Bruce Bochy and his three WS rings are sitting around recently retired.


  22. - Mr. B.A. - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 12:22 pm:

    David Ross?


  23. - Mark Samuels - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 12:29 pm:

    Yadier Molina knows pitchers and pitching, knows in-game management, speaks Spanish is a clubhouse leader — and is a top-notch individual who can also give you an easy 150 Hall of Fame-caliber games behind the plate. Now is the time for the Chisox to build or bust.


  24. - Inverted Pyramid - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 12:29 pm:

    Crash Davis fits Stoney’s bill and would be awesome.
    Heard he has done great things at Visalia.


  25. - MarineKevin - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 4:33 pm:

    Sandy Alomar Jr. seems like the most likely at this point. Ozzie is out. Larussa is old.

    I imagine Alomar would be a great leader of this team, especially being so heavily Latino/Spanish speaking.

    Another potential, though lacking the major league managing experience, would be Omar Vizquel. Maybe he could be Alomar’s bench coach.


  26. - Ducky LaMoore - Tuesday, Oct 13, 20 @ 5:48 pm:

    Inverted Pyramid, the last thing we need is Susan Saradon anywhere near Sox ball players. Do you think Dwight Gooden kept his socks on?


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