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Tuesday, November 01, 2022

Sources: White Sox to hire Royals’ Pedro Grifol as manager

Pedro Grifol is expected to be the next manager of the Chicago White Sox, an announcement that could come later this week, according to multiple sources.

Grifol, 52, has been on the staff of the Kansas City Royals since 2013, most recently as the bench coach. The Royals interviewed him recently for their managerial opening, but hired Tampa Bay Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro to fill that spot.

Grifol was born and raised in Miami, and played collegiately at Florida State University before nine seasons in the minors, reaching Triple-A.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 01, 2022 at 11:36 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful Posted: November 01, 2022 at 12:23 PM (#6103513)
Ozzie's interview must not have went very well.

Why interview Ozzie in the first place? They already know everything they need to know about him.
   2. A triple short of the cycle Posted: November 01, 2022 at 03:36 PM (#6103552)
Ozzie's interview
When I saw that post I just assumed it was a resurrected thread from 10 years ago like the Met's one.
   3. You can keep your massive haul Posted: November 01, 2022 at 03:58 PM (#6103555)
Salazar Slytherin wasn't available?
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: November 01, 2022 at 04:14 PM (#6103556)
He should have gotten the Royals gig over Matheny in 2019, but better for his career he didn't. The Royals didn't hire him this time around only because they really had to go outside the organization. He's a good guy who is a good go-between for analytics and on-field staff and the players seem to love him, plus he is bilingual and gets along with the Latin players very well. Good hire.
   5. Zach Posted: November 01, 2022 at 07:04 PM (#6103577)
Always seemed like he was on the manager track.

Fun fact: Grifol was the only coach allowed to act as a translator for players talking to the media. He started doing it for the Royals before their World Series run, and it made so much sense that now every team is required to hire a professional translator except for the Royals, who were allowed to keep using Grifol.
   6. asinwreck Posted: November 02, 2022 at 12:31 PM (#6103698)
Unless news comes out that Grifol spends the offseason in Scottsdale smoking cigars with Jerry Reinsdorf, this is a major departure from typical White Sox business.
   7. PeteF3 Posted: November 02, 2022 at 02:20 PM (#6103709)
Unless news comes out that Grifol spends the offseason in Scottsdale smoking cigars with Jerry Reinsdorf, this is a major departure from typical White Sox business.

Guillen evidently failed his interview. I can only assume that Gene Lamont and Jerry Manuel failed theirs as well. And Al Lopez lasted a hell of a long time but not quite long enough.
   8. Moses Taylor loves a good maim Posted: November 02, 2022 at 03:02 PM (#6103714)
Quite a few of the Sox people I follow on twitter all had pretty much the same reaction - he has no prior connection to the White Sox or Jerry Reinsdorf personally (as far as we know), so he's already better than they expected.

I guess Mike Matheny made a comment saying he talked to Reinsdorf and TLR in favor of Grifol, and then the White Sox tried to play down the fact that TLR was talking to anyone on behalf of the org. So while this may be a positive step, there are still some concerns (the biggest one being Reinsdorf's continued...existence).

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