(670 The Score) As the White Sox’s disastrous season winds down, the focus will soon turn to what changes they’ll make this offseason.
In the eyes of Jon Heyman of the New York Post and Audacy Sports, the most likely outcome this winter is executive vice president Kenny Williams and general manager Rick Hahn staying in their posts while 77-year-old manager Tony La Russa – who has been out on medical leave since Aug. 30 – transitions into a new role with the organization.
“I don’t think we’re going to look at the top there,” Heyman said on the Mully & Haugh Show on Thursday morning. “Ken Williams and Rick Hahn, I assume are safe. You know, we all thought this was an outstanding team, at least on paper. I’m shocked at the season they had. They are the most underachieving team this year … It’s really shocking.
“I do think while Tony wanted to come back and manage, it doesn’t appear he’s going to come back this year. I saw some White Sox people, don’t think he’s going to come back now. They’re out of it. They’re done, and I think they will probably figure out a smooth way to transition away from La Russa as the manager. That would be my guess. I’m mostly speculating based on talking to people around baseball, not with the organization. I would say that would be one change. Whether there are some others within the organization, I’m not sure. But I don’t think Rick Hahn and Ken Williams are in any danger.”
After winning 93 games and taking the AL Central crown in 2021, the White Sox are 76-73 this season. They trail the AL Central-leading Guardians by six games with 13 contests left in the regular season.