Chicago White Sox: 3 key moves to make this offseason

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Hire better leadership

The Chicago White Sox needs to hire some better leadership before next year.

When the Chicago White Sox brought on Tony La Russa to man the ship, the organization touted his leadership, bullpen management, and playoff expertise. Uh, could those qualities please report to 35th and Shields?

Unfortunately, La Russa didn’t exhibit any of those benefits after about June 1. His entire philosophy contradicts today’s game and White Sox roster mentality. The Sox need to move on from La Russa and bring on a true leader who will bring out the best in his roster from February through November.

Perhaps even more importantly than La Russa, the Sox need to move on from hitting coach Frank Menechino. Though Menechino did a decent job of developing the young White Sox hitters, it’s time they bring on a new hitting instructor.

The Sox struggled offensively in the second half and playoffs when it mattered and it’s time to bring on a fresh offensive philosophy and an instructor with a successful track record. Menechino offers neither, as his only Major League instructional experience came with a lowly Marlins team and his two seasons with the White Sox. Bringing on a coach with postseason success is crucial to the Sox making a run at a World Series with the current core.