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Saturday, February 29, 2020

Joe Girardi a candidate to be next White Sox manager?

Joe Girardi

Less than seven months after being let go by the New York Yankees, Joe Girardi is already drawing buzz for another managerial job in the AL.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported this week that Girardi could be a name to keep an eye on for the Chicago White Sox job if they decide to fire incumbent manager Rick Renteria. Heyman does add however that the Sox are expected to stick with the third-year skipper Renteria “for now.”

Girardi, 53, managed the Yankees for ten seasons from 2008 to 2017, going 910-710 (.562) with six playoff appearances and a World Series title in 2009. The former Manager of the Year is also an Illinois native and played in Chicago for three seasons as a catcher for the Cubs from 2000 to 2002.

As for the White Sox, they have limped to a 80-125 record (.390) in Renteria’s two seasons at the helm so far, including an MLB-worst 13-30 this year. While they are clearly in a hard rebuild right now, their fans are quickly losing faith regardless, so a flashy hire like Girardi could definitely help the Sox restore it.

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