(670 The Score) The White Sox’s managerial search is underway following their dismissal of Rick Renteria on Monday, and a handful of candidates have already emerged.
Former Astros manager AJ Hinch and former Red Sox manager Alex Cora – both who have been suspended for the 2020 season due to their roles in Houston’s sign-stealing scandal in 2017 – fit the bill as the White Sox seek a manager with a championship pedigree. Another individual who has that track record is 76-year-old Tony La Russa, whom the White Sox plan to talk with, USA Today reported.
La Russa’s name landing in the rumor mill for the White Sox was shocking to many, including 670 host Dan Bernstein, who was adamant that hiring La Russa would be a mistake. La Russa has three World Series titles to his name as a manager, but he has been out of the dugout since 2011.
“If somehow this is some Reinsdorf-ian operation to hire Tony La Russa, (general manager) Rick Hahn has got to quit,” Bernstein said.
“I would be completely done. I would be totally done. If they hire Tony La Russa to manage this team right now? Done. Everybody should revolt if they do that. That is malpractice. This is insane. This is absurd and insane. It would be absolute malpractice, and the fans should absolutely revolt if they do something like that.”
You can watch the full video above of Bernstein, Leila Rahimi, Mike Mulligan and David Haugh discussing La Russa’s candidacy.