(670 The Score) White Sox manager Pedro Grifol will be retained for the 2024 season, newly appointed general manager Chris Getz recently said, but how effective Grifol is as a leader remains unclear.
Former White Sox manager and current NBC Sports Chicago analyst Ozzie Guillen believes the current players are tuning Grifol out and don’t respect him, developments that have contributed to the club’s abysmal 53-86 season that recently led to longtime executives Ken Williams and Rick Hahn being fired.
“It seems like the players give nothing to Pedro,” Guillen said on the Mully & Haugh Show on Wednesday morning. “I think they don’t respect Pedro. I think like everything Pedro says – ‘We’re going to address it, we’re going to address it, we’re going to address it.’ Really? How many times are you going to say that? And when I talk about Pedro on the air, people think I hate Pedro. I don’t hate Pedro. We’re just like, ‘Oh, we got to hear that again.’
“I feel bad for Pedro for real. Because yesterday, you can see the last two postgame interviews. He’s lost. He’s lost. He doesn’t know what to say. He doesn’t know what to do.”
The White Sox are riding a five-game losing streak after a 7-6 setback to the Royals on Wednesday, when Kansas City scored the game-winning run on a balk.