Do White Sox Need A Change In Culture?

CHICAGO (WSCR) It’s no secret that at 10-19, the Chicago White Sox have underperformed so far this season. And as White Sox fans look for answers as to why, and solutions to fix the team, manager Ozzie Guillen’s name often comes up.

“In a normal situation, different owner, he would have been fired, probably, a long time ago,” Ken Rosenthal, of FOX Sports, said on the Mully and Hanley Show. “But with [Jerry] Reinsdorf I don’t know if you can really say that. And remember, they just extended him the one year, so he’s signed through next year.

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“And while I don’t know if money would be an issue here, I don’t think that would stop the White Sox from doing this, I feel that if he was going to be fired, it would have been last year. A lot more things happened last year, in terms of this kind of volatility and reasons to be fired. Now this is performance, and the performance of the team. But if Reinsdorf didn’t fire him last year, I have a hard time believing he’s going to fire him now. I could be wrong, and who knows?”

While things on the North Side aren’t remarkably better this year, their 2010 season saw significant improvement once Lou Piniella was replaced with Mike Quade. And there are some who feel a similar change in culture could benefit the White Sox.

“There are executives with other clubs who say this team will never be right until they have a change at the top, because Ozzie is an emotional roller coaster,” Rosenthal said. “That’s certainly a valid opinion, and it’s an opinion that’s held by many in the game.”

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  • Terry

    Hey, Dan and Lawrence, wouldn’t you rather have Tyler Flowers come up and bat .230 with an occasional home run and the abilty to throw someone out than have a .250 singles hitter that is awful on defense???

  • idicula1979

    Ever since Adam Dunn had his appendectomy surgery this team has never been the same,and I can’t belive no one has stepped up in his place. But the one thing this team needs some good young farm hands, they are what behind every other wining team including the Indians and as great as Williams and Ozzie has been they are too inflexable to incorporate them to this team. A change that I would like to see is Donny Lucy behind the plate replacing A.J.

  • idicula1979

    We the fans have witnessed Whitesox seasons so bad they killed cats and dogs, but this season is so bad it is actually killink Hawk.

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