Promoting Getz and hiring Moore is a bad idea for the Chicago White Sox.
Getz could be a good general manager someday. The keyword is someday.
Right now, he has proved nothing that warrants having the final authority in a front office. He has been running the Sox farm system and it has consistently ranked among the league’s bottom for a couple of years now.
The only reason the system has moved up in the rankings lately is because of the trades made by Hahn and Williams before the trade deadline.
Let that sink in for a moment. The two guys who got fired had to make trades before they left to improve the Chicago White Sox prospect pool because the guy who might replace them was not able to develop a good farm system.
The Sox currently have three prospects in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100. One of them came over in one of the recent trade deadline acquisitions.
Jerry seems to have this weird fascination with people who worked in the Kansas City Royals front office. What makes this even stranger is this appears to be Jerry hiring Dayton Moore to babysit Getz.
It is not a great look to clean house and then hire someone who needs on-the-job training. There was some hope that maybe Reinsdorf would pivot to Washington Nationals head honcho Mike Rizzo, but that has faded thanks to Bob Nightengale’s reporting Rizzo is staying in DC.
Let’s get back to the Royals and how they might be an even worse organization than the Sox. To be fair, the Royals did win a World Series in recent memory, but for the most part that organization was awful with Moore in charge.
Moore built a World Series winner in Kansas City, but the organization quickly crumbled into one of the worst teams in baseball.
It is one of the reasons he was fired last season. Really, Moore caught lightning in a bottle much like Kenny did in 2005. The only difference was Dayton had two chances to win a World Series.
The Royals do things on the cheap and that must appeal to Reinsdorf. Being cheap is what helped get Williams and Hahn eventually fired.
Pairing these two together is worse than hiring Tony La Russa to replace Ricky Renteria. We will get to Tony in just a bit.
Jerry Reinsdorf has a chance to reset how the organization is viewed by the fan base.
He could go out and hire Theo Epstein, David Stearns, Kim Ng, or any other competent baseball person and it would be greeted with roses being thrown at Jerry’s feet. If Jerry follows through with his plan, he might have to run from the pitchforks.
Plus, if he wants to hire someone from another organization, at least avoid the Kansas City Royals.
The Tampa Bay Rays, Cleveland Guardians, or the Los Angeles Dodgers are all franchises that are run ten times better and have a track record of recent sustained success. Instead, Reinsdorf will be lazy in his search and hire someone he knows.