Yes, the White Sox should go back to the well and hire Ozzie Guillen

It might be another revamp, but if the White Sox insists on getting back to a good managerial level, they could do a lot worse than Ozzie Guillen.

With one of the best rosters in MLB, at least on paper, the Chicago White Sox still has to play this deep in October. Unfortunately, the decision to hire Tony La Russa backfired to the point that it may have closed the championship window as much as uprooting it from the house.

No nice way to put it, La Russa Era Part Duex was nothing short of a catastrophic disaster. Not only did La Russa fail to win more post-season games than Rick Rentria, but took a roster made up of talented stars like Tim Anderson, Eloy Jimenez, Luis Robert and Jose Abreu and produced the eighth worst record in the MLS. He took a first-place team and turned them – when adjusted for AL Central inflation – into a third or fourth-placed team in most other divisions.

White Sox fans really wonder about both what the hell Beside what happened after that Heading out of season.

The answer appears to be another South Side revamp, albeit one that should have happened in the first place. If Jerry Rensdorf was so sexy as he seems to be back at the good managerial level, he should have hunted down Ozzy Guillen instead of La Rosa.

Well, it looks like he might do just that. According to NBC ChicagoSox interviews Guillen as they search for a new director – which is pretty cool.

White Sox hires Ozzie Guillen…again…not the worst idea in the world

Full disclosure: I’m a fan of the Twins which means there is a certain amount of bias being conducted in this conversation. But it honestly doesn’t seem like the worst idea in the world. The rivalry between the Twins-Sox was on another level when Guillen was in the mix and it was impossible not to respect Guillen and Sox despite sitting on the other end of the bitter rivalry.

Obviously, there are other and possibly better management candidates that Sox should consider. Ron Washington, Joe Espada and Pedro Griveo have all been linked to the White Sox, as has former Chicago Cubs captain Joe Maddon. Bruce Bushey, who managed the San Francisco Giants for three World Series titles, was linked with Chicago before accepting a job with the Texas Rangers.

All of these names are intriguing, but it’s also impossible to ignore the allure of Guillen’s comeback and the ostentatious entry into the list of youngsters she could feed on. Also, the low key we need to run in the age of Twitter if it was for nothing but content.

“Let me be cocky,” Guillén He said Possible return to Sox. “No one in baseball knows this club better than Ozzy Guillen.”

As Robin Williams said in good will fishingThis is the good stuff.

He’s been out of the game since 2012 when the Miami Marlins kicked him out after controversial comments about Fidel Castro. With how far the game has progressed in the past decade, hiring managers from a different era and getting them into today’s ultra-modern game is a huge risk. But if there’s a guy betting against this trend, he might have the best money on Ozzie.

Reinsdorf tried to bring things back to the ’80s with La Russa, but if he’s going to revisit the past, he might as well get the manager who brought the World Championships to the South Side. There was a certain aura and charm to the Ozzie team, something different from them. With Paul Konerko, AJ Pierzynski, Bobby Jenks, Joe Crede, Jon Garland and Mark Buehrle – man, even a Twins fan can’t help but have fond memories. Now replace these names from that era with Anderson, Abreu, Robert, Dylan Sess, and Andrew Vaughn.

It might not work, but it really doesn’t get any worse than what fans had to live through during Tony La Russa’s short but very long tenure.

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