The Chicago White Sox have made their decision on who their next manager will be.
Today, the White Sox announced that Kansas City Royals bench coach Pedro Grifol would be taking over as their new manager.
Grifol has been the Royals bench coach for the past 10 seasons and was on hand for the Royals World Series runs in 2014 and 2015.
Several White Sox fans have had mixed reactions to this hire, but one analyst preached patience to fans who may have an extreme feeling about the hire one way or another.
Not sure how there can be such a strong opinion on Pedro Grifol one way or the other. 99% of #WhiteSox fans didn't know his name 2 months ago.
It's wait and see for me. Roster is what I'm looking at most. This is a hire outside the organization obviously, so that's new.
— Ryan McGuffey (@RyanMcGuffey) November 1, 2022
White Sox Analyst Preaches Patience
All White Sox fans can do is see how things play out.
Grifol is well respected around the league and has experience winning as a bench coach.
But as of now, there isn’t anything that White Sox fans can do other than wait and see how everything plays out.
Many White Sox fans were frustrated with Tony La Russa this season and were calling for a change.
That change has finally taken place.
This will be the first time that Grifol has managed a Major League ballclub.
He had been a manager at Double-A with the Seattle Mariners.
It is still early in the process though.
Perhaps this could turn out well for the White Sox, and Grifol could be the fresh voice in the clubhouse that they so desperately needed.