White Sox GM Rick Hahn: We Know Fans Are Open To A Complete Rebuild

(CBS) While the White Sox have yet to publicly reveal their offseason direction after a fourth straight losing season, general manager Rick Hahn emphasized the organization isn’t afraid to do a complete overhaul and rebuild.

And on that note, he’s heard from plenty of fans about doing just that.

“I get that, I get that,” Hahn said Tuesday in an interview on the Mully and Hanley Show. “And the Sox fans I hear from — I spend a fair amount of time interacting with, whether it’s season-ticket holders or people on the street or people at my kids’ hockey games — they make it clear that they are completely open-minded and ready perhaps for a movement they haven’t seen on the South Side in an extended period of time, probably going back to the ’90s. And we get that.

“Ultimately, it’s got to be about what path puts us in the best position to win and if that does entail a full rebuild, there certainly isn’t the concern based on those reactions that the fans aren’t going to get it or aren’t going to support it. It’s just a matter of whether this makes the most sense to put us in the position that the fans and ourselves want to be in — and that’s the ability to win on an annual basis.”

The White Sox have settled on an offseason plan, Hahn said, though they won’t be detailing it, so as to not lose any leverage for no good reason.

“We know what we want to accomplish, and we know the path that we want to take to get there,” Hahn said.

Listen to Hahn’s full interview below.

Rick Hahn on the Mully and Hanley Show

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