News came on Wednesday night that the White Sox had obtained permission from the Angels to interview Tony La Russia for their managerial opening. The 76-year-old looks increasingly like a front-runner to get into this job. According to Bruce Levine’s score of 670, for his part, La Rousseau is excited about his upcoming conversation with the White Sox.Via Twitter).
La Rusha ran the White Sox from 1979 to 1986 – his first managerial role in the Majors – so there’s definitely a meaningful angle here that makes sense. It also fits the bill put forward by GM Rick Hahn: it comes from outside the organization technically, and it tests the championship experience hard. La Rusha has managed the team six times in the World Series, winning the ring with Auckland in 1989 and St. Louis in 2006 and 2011. He retired after winning the 2011 World Series with the Cardinals. He spent the past season as a special adviser to the Angels, and the opening of the White Sox is an exciting situation, even without the circle-life angle.
For the part of the White Sox, President Jerry Rensdorf has in the past apologized to his GM-in-charge Ken Harrelson for allowing La Rusia to fire in 1986. What’s more, La Russia and Ransdorf were often seen watching the White Sox games together. Before 2020, writes Athletic’s James Fagan. Committed La Rusha must have the potential to own, but the White Sox are still in the early stages of their search process, per Fagan.
In the meantime, Hehn has his hands full to start the right field and make a full effort of the initial rotation. Yet they have a lot of young pitching for which they are looking for growth closely (Ronaldo Lopez, Dan Dunning, Dylan Siege, Garrett Crochet, Jonathan Stever, Michael Kopech, And others), Hagen just doesn’t plan to wait to grab the children’s reins, according to this piece from Fagan. Lucas Giolito, Dallas Cachel, And dunnings are rotated, but they can be explored outside the organization for back-end upgrades. There is no shortage of boys in the White Sox who To be able to Fill those last two rotation spots very correctly, but as the twins and Indians are ready to compete again, their margins for error could be thin again.