By: Will Farlow
Chicago White Sox fans have been hoping for change after another disappointing season. Fans headed to the stadium at 35th and Shields looking at their radios and phones in shock. Before tonights game against the Seattle Mariners , the White Sox fired General Manager Rick Hahn and Executive Vice President Kenny Williams. Here are my takes on the moves , and how it positively impacts the future of the Chicago White Sox organization.
Kenny Williams was the general manager that put together the White Sox team that won a World Series back in 2005. I think its good Kenny was let go as he lived off that for too many years. The White Sox did not do right by the organization keeping his mediocre leadership around the team. The team needs a new executive outside the organization that can help take this talented franchise in a better direction. General Manager Rick Hahn promised fans through the recent rebuild the team would win multiple championships . Rick Hahn years later in 2023 getting fired for his mediocre and ineffective work as a GM. Hahn did not fix issues the team had constantly , poor free agent signings, and awful coaching hires. I expected Hahn to be fired at the end of the season, but the firing of Williams was the most shocking.
The question is whether Pedro Grifol will stay as manager. Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf has said how tough it was for him to make these tough decisions. Reinsdorf spoke out saying a new head executive will be hired by the end of the season. I hope the organization doesn’t stay too loyal and hire internally as it would be a crucial mistake. Change is finally coming to the Southside. Chicago White Sox fans rejoice on this news, and feel hope for the future. Thank you for 2005 Kenny , but that’s many years ago.
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