(CBS) A day after Robin Ventura announced he wouldn’t return after a five-year tenure, the White Sox on Monday introduced Rick Renteria as the 40th manager in franchise history but didn’t answer the question everyone remains most curious about.
What direction will they be taking this offseason after a fourth straight losing season?
“It’s one Ricky and all of us have already discussed internally,” general manager Rick Hahn said. “The goal is simple. The goal is to put us in a position to win multiple championships as quickly as possible. The exact path we’re going to follow over the next few months is not one we’re going to reveal today in terms of which direction, so to speak. Everything’s been discussed … over the course of the second half of the season, ranging from a more expansive and aggressive effort towards adding to this core to put ourselves in a position to win with this group quickly to the other extreme — is it time for a more drastic step back and focus more down the line and use our current assets to build ourselves up for the future? It may not be entirely satisfying on this day to not commit to one way or another, but there’s simply no strategic advantage to the club as we enter in and execute our plan this offseason to put a line in the sand today and say, ‘This is what we’re going to do.’
“Once we start making our moves, it’s going to be evident what we’re about, what we’re trying to do, what our path is.”
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