While there hasn’t been any official announcement from the Chicago White Sox, every indication is that the team is making an internal hire to replace general manager Rick Hahn as Chris Getz is expected to receive the promotion.
Getz currently oversees the White Sox’s minor-league system and player development. It would appear that Tony La Russa is the one to spearhead this change for the White Sox and is one that is going to see former Kansas City Royals general manager Dayton Moore join the operation as well.
There has been some confusion in regard to how the front office will be structured around Getz and Moore. A point of emphasis that was made in the White Sox’s press release that announced the firings of Hahn and Kenny Williams was that the team would be moving forward with a singular voice that is in charge of the baseball operation.
Bob Nightengale of USA Today has been all over this story and provided clarity on the structure while speaking on 670 The Score on Wednesday afternoon.
The news just gets worse for the Chicago White Sox and their front office restructure.
There are plenty of reasons why the team has made a mistake in moving forward with Getz as their general manager. Despite the red flags surrounding Getz’s profile and the fact that he is underqualified for the position, the White Sox are moving forward with him being the new face of the front office.
It doesn’t make sense.
The White Sox are empowering the very individual who has overseen the aspect of the rebuild that has failed miserably. While not ideal, the White Sox could have saved some face by having Moore serve as Getz’s boss. The two worked together with the Kansas City Royals and likely will have a more unisoned approach than what Hahn and Williams had in recent seasons.
Instead, Moore will be around to give Getz a pat on the back when things go right or the “I am not mad, just disappointed” talk when things wrong.