Wednesday night was reported that White Sox had obtained permission from the angels to interview Tony La Rossa at the managerial opening. The 76-year-old looks more and more like a first runner to get the job. For his part, La Russa is said to be excited about his upcoming talks with White Sox, according to Bruce Levine of 670 (Via Twitter).
La Russa ran the White Sox from 1979 until 1986 – his first management role at the big corporations – so there’s definitely a logical nostalgia angle here. It fits the bill as GM Rick Hahn has set it too: he’s a voice technically coming out of the organization, and he’s hard-checking the tournament experience box. La Rossa has led a team six times at the World Series, winning the ring in 1989 with Oakland and in 2006 and 2011 with St. Louis. He retired after winning the 2011 World Championships with the Cardinals. He’s spent last season as a special advisor to angels, and the White Sox opening was an attractive setting, even without the Circle of Life nook.
For the White Sox part, Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf in the past expressed regret at letting him at the time, Ken Harrelson, shoot La Russa midway through 1986. Moreover, La Russa and Reinsdorf were often seen watching White matches. Sox together ahead of 2020, Writes James Vigan from Athletic. Committed La Russa must be a tantalizing prospect of ownership, but White Sox is still early on in the hunt, per Fegan.
Meanwhile, Han hands full in an effort to upgrade the right field and start rotation. Although they have a lot of promotion for young people who are closely following their development (Reynaldo Lopez’s photoAnd the Dan DunningAnd the Stop DylanAnd the Jarrett CrochetAnd the Jonathan StiefferAnd the Michael KubischHan isn’t just planning to wait for the kids to take over This piece From vegan. Lucas GiulettoAnd the Dallas Kuchel, And Dunning into spinning, but they might scout outside of the organization for back-end promotions. The White Sox has no shortage of men who could Fill the last two turning points with great powers, but as the Twins and the Indians prepare to compete again, their margin for error may be weak again.