Mike Shildt, Bruce Bochy, Joe Girardi lead White Sox manager rumors

One week in the past, Tony La Russa introduced his stepping down from the White Sox managerial place on account of his ongoing well being situation.

Already, there are rumored names main the fee for who La Russa’s successor shall be. According to at least one reporter, 3 names stand out. 

“Some managers who fit the bill: Bruce Bochy, Mike Shildt, Ron Washington, John Gibbons, Bo Porter, Joe Girardi, Joe Maddon,” Bob Nightengale wrote in a column on Sunday

“Bochy, Washington and Shildt are considered the leading candidates.”

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During the similar press convention of La Russa’s announcement, Rick Hahn gave a soliloquy characterizing what the following Sox manager could have on their résumé. 

“I think, ideally, in the end, the right candidate is someone who has recent experience in the dugout with an organization that has contended for championships,” Hahn mentioned. “Ideally, it’s someone who is an excellent communicator; is someone who understands the way the game has grown and evolved in the last decade or so.”

Hahn additionally discussed having any “White Sox DNA” or previous reference to the membership isn’t important. He mentioned the membership is worked up to mission clear of its previous confines into new philosophical waters. 

Here’s a breakdown of the 3 manager names main the fee within the rumor mill. 


Bruce Bochy

Pundits figured Bochy could be within the dialog, making an allowance for there is an issue he is probably the most a hit unfastened agent in the marketplace. 

Bochy famously controlled the San Franciso Giants to a few World Series championships all over his time there from 2007-19. 

He suits the outline of what the Sox are in search of. He was once a key a part of a profitable group for 13 seasons and he has contemporary dugout enjoy, best being retired for 3 years. 

Bochy has over 2,000 wins and 25 seasons of managing enjoy. 

Mike Shildt

Former NL Manager of the Year in 2019, Shildt has been running quietly with the San Diego Padres in a participant construction function and because the staff’s meantime 3rd base trainer. 

Between 2018-2021, Shildt stepped in as meantime manager for the St. Louis Cardinals after the group fired Mike Matheny. After the 2018 season, the Cardinals promoted him to the staff’s everlasting manager. 

During his time, Shildt led the Cardinals to a few immediately profitable seasons, making the playoffs in each and every 12 months. They misplaced within the NLCS all over his first 12 months as manager and within the wild card rounds within the closing two. 

Shildt was once fired from the group for “philosophical differences” and hasn’t noticed a outstanding dugout function since. 

He got here up underneath La Russa’s gadget again when he was once a manager in St. Louis. 

Ron Washington

Washington these days serves because the 3rd base trainer for the Atlanta Braves. He’s held that publish since 2016 and was once a part of the Braves World Series staff in 2021. 

Before his present place, Washington was once the manager of the Texas Rangers from 2007-14. He introduced the Rangers to 2 World Series however did not deliver again a identify. 

He resigned from the membership in 2014 after he admitted to dishonest on his spouse and desired to concentrate on rebuilding his existence at house. 

Nightengale on Washington all over NBC’s Sports Sunday: “A brilliant, brilliant coach. Third base coach with Atlanta. He is such a great motivator, particularly with the infielders.”

It is still noticed who closes in at the end line sooner than the bunch. They want any individual to come back in and bring effects briefly. 

The Sox nonetheless have their eye on a deep playoff run subsequent season. 

“Sounds like they really want a guy with experience,” Nightengale mentioned. “They don’t want an unproven guy and they don’t want a learning curve. They think the window to win is now.”

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