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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Ranking five best MLB general manager/manager openings

1. White Sox manager
This is a roster, even more so than that of the Mets, that is ready to win, since Chicago just went to the playoffs for the first time since 2008. There are oodles of young and prime-age talent, highlighted by Tim Anderson, Lucas Giolito, Eloy Jimenez, Yoan Moncada and Luis Robert. Plus, the financial splash last offseason to retain Jose Abreu and sign Yasmani Grandal and Dallas Keuchel signaled that owner Jerry Reinsdorf hungers for another title.

But early indicators are he also yearns for Tony La Russa, who managed the White Sox from 1979-86. Reinsdorf has said letting La Russa go is one of his most regrettable decisions. Will he feel the same way about bringing back someone who, yes, is a Hall of Famer, but also is 76 and hasn’t managed in a decade? If not La Russa, keep an eye on A.J. Hinch, whose suspension for ties to the Astros cheating scandal is up after this season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 22, 2020 at 11:34 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Duke Posted: October 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM (#5984562)
I can’t wait to see TLR managing the White Sox. It’s the perfect team for him - lots of talent, an owner who will stop at nothing to win in his last go, and a chance to prove he’s still better than all these data geeks. TLR was the original data geek so it will be interesting to see how he adapts to all the new information. Will he be a big shifter? Will he use openers? I always thought he was one of the best managers ever. I’d like to see him ply his trade in the new world.

I can’t imagine he would have let his name get out there if it wasn’t already a done deal
   2. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: October 22, 2020 at 12:06 PM (#5984565)
No surprise that the Angel GM position is at the bottom of the list. Arte Moreno is a meddlesome busybody.

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