Chris Getz hates the Chicago White Sox.
The fanbase would agree with Getz on hating this team. Maybe Getz was trying to win the press conference. He came off like he bore no responsibility for the team’s decline.
Getz was the club’s director of player development before getting over-promoted. He played a major role in the team’s inability to develop players.
He can claim the players he worked with would not be players he would draft all he wants. It was still his job to get them to be big-league players. He was not very good at the main function of his job.
After the franchise’s initial wave of prospects hit the Majors, Getz failed repeatedly to have a farm system produce another viable homegrown player. Oscar Colas was a disaster at right field. Lenyn Sosa can barely hit major-league pitching.
The club has no pitching depth in their farm system to speak of outside of Davis Martin. The Sox were in trouble once he was lost for the season after needing Tommy John surgery. It was not like the club drafted terrible pitching prospects.
Hey, at least the general manager understands why it is easy to hate the team. It would have just been better had he acknowledged his role in making them that way.