Former Chicago White Sox third baseman Jake Burger went 2-for-4 in his first game with the Miami Marlins on Wednesday but it was his comments after the game that should be a clear signal of how miserable things are with his former team.
The Marlins had a walk-off victory over the Phillies on Wednesday and after the game, Burger told reporters that the game was the most fun that he has had on a baseball field in a really long time.
The Chicago White Sox have a culture problem.
This is nothing new for the White Sox.
Over the course of the past 12 months, players have left the White Sox and immediately realized how broken the organization is. Earlier this season, former White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu spoke about how the team did not feel like a family.
Even some of the current players on the White Sox have criticized the organization for the lack of support. That was among the feelings that White Sox shortstop Tim Anderson shared on the Pivot podcast earlier this season.
The White Sox have a culture problem and that is why it has to be frustrating that the team employs a general manager that consistently insults the intelligence of the team’s fanbase with his smug responses during press conferences.
That would be the reason why many fans were up in arms regarding the Burger trade. From a baseball perspective, it made sense for the White Sox. The White Sox have a plethora of sluggers that could slot in as the team’s designate and with that being a position of strength, the team had the means to trade Burger for an area of need.
The issue with that is Burger and the value he had to the team off the field is what the White Sox lack. The White Sox are a selfish team and there does not appear to be a fix to that.