White Sox is looking for a new manager, with General Manager Rick Hahn saying Monday that the ideal candidate would have recent post-season management experience for the “Tournament Organization.”
This description It definitely seems to apply to AJ Hinch and Alex CoraTwo of the last three World Championship managers, both of whom are free agents.
But how modern is Haditha?
2011 certainly doesn’t look like that recent, at least that was the thought when USA Today’s Bob Nightingale brought up Tony La Rossa on Monday. But what about 2014? Because the manager who won the world championship that year is open to returning to the game – and he’ll be open to hearing from the White Sox.
Bruce Bushey managed the San Francisco Giants three tournaments in five years from 2010 to 2014, the closest thing baseball has seen to a dynasty this century. The 65-year-old Bushey retired at the end of last season, but apparently he hasn’t completely closed the book about the idea of returning to the manager’s chair yet.
Now, this isn’t exactly a job-demanding person. It’s not such a powerful thing AJ Pierzynski says he’d be “totally” interested In a vacant White Sox. But it’s also hard to ignore Bochy’s biography as a championship winner, one that’s even stronger than Hinch and Cora.
With the White Sox looking to make the kind of great recruitment that helps them achieve their goal of climbing from rebuilders to competitors to champions, the winning experience appears to be the number one priority. Few of them have more than a boshi.