(670 The Score) After White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf interceded and made the decision to hire Tony La Russa as manager in October 2020, Jon Heyman of the New York Post and Audacy Sports envisions the process playing out differently this time.
Heyman expects White Sox general manager Rick Hahn and executive vice president Kenny Williams to make the call on a new manager this time. La Russa announced his resignation Monday due to health issues.
“There are many different directions they can go in,” Heyman said. “I do think at this point since the last one didn’t work out, as Tony admitted, I think Jerry will allow Rick Hahn and Kenny Williams to make the call."
The White Sox are seeking to hire a manager who has recent dugout experience with a winning organization, Hahn said Monday. Heyman has heard the names of Astros bench coach Joe Espada, Rays bench coach Matt Quatraro, Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy and former Cardinals manager Mike Shildt get thrown around often in the rumor mill as candidates the White Sox have on their radar.
“Those are just a few names that are out there early,” Heyman said.