He prefer to focus on his health, as he has heart-related issues that need to be taken care of.
Miguel Cairo filled in as the White Sox manager when La Russa was away from the team and left a good impression.
The franchise, however, doesn’t seem to know which kind of profile to look after.
“White Sox got permission to interview Yankees bench coach Carlos Mendoza for manager opening. White Sox search has been mostly a mystery. Ozzie Guillen, Ron Washington and Joe Espada have been mentioned but none of those 3 are seen now as especially likely,” MLB insider Jon Heyman had tweeted on Monday morning.
— Aaron Leming (@AaronLemingNFL) October 31, 2022
The organization doesn’t seem to have a particular type of manager in mind.
What Are The White Sox Looking For?
Mendoza and Espada have little managerial experience but could be young projects with upside, while Guillen and Washington are on the experienced side but haven’t managed in a while.
Is it youth the one element they are looking for?
Is it experience?
Nobody knows, according to reporter Aaron Leming.
“It appears that nobody has any idea who the #WhiteSox are hiring as manager, including their own organization,” he tweeted, and he is right.
The White Sox are the only team in MLB yet to hire a manager, as the Kansas City Royals inked Matt Quatraro over the weekend and Texas secured Bruce Bochy a few days ago.
The White Sox have a strong foundation for the 2023 campaign, but lost the AL Central title by 11 games to the Cleveland Guardians.
The new manager, whoever it is, will have a challenge on his hands.