The Chicago White Sox have fallen on their swords.
“The White Sox have fired executive vice president Ken Williams and general manager Rick Hahn,” MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball (MLB), reported on the 23rd. With a 49-76 record and a .392 winning percentage, the White Sox have slipped to fourth place in the American League Central,토토사이트effectively ending their autumn campaign. They are 16 games behind the first-place Minnesota Twins. They’ve won just three of their last 10 games, dropping them to a .393 winning percentage.
“This was a very difficult decision to make as both men are talented individuals who have been with the White Sox for a long time,” said White Sox President Jerry Reinsdorf. “I want to thank them for everything they have done for the White Sox, including winning the 2005 World Series and taking the team to the postseason multiple times during their tenure. I have great respect for both men as individuals and appreciate their dedication and passion for the team over the years.”
Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn, who was fired on the 23rd. Getty Images
Williams, who joined the front office as a scout in 1992, had a long and distinguished career with the White Sox, including serving as the team’s general manager from 2001 to 2012. Hahn has led the White Sox for the past 11 seasons. The departure of the two old-timers signals a change in direction for the White Sox. “This has been a very disappointing year in many ways,” Reinsdorf said, “and we have come to the conclusion that the best decision for the organisation moving forward is to make a change in baseball leadership.” The White Sox began preparing for next season early, selling key players including Lucas Giolito (Los Angeles Angels) and Lance Lynn (Los Angeles Dodgers) before the trade deadline.
However, White Sox manager Pedro Griffol is expected to keep his job. “Griffol’s job is secure and he expects to return in 2024,” USA Today’s Bob Nightingale wrote on social media. Griffey, a former Kansas City Royals bench coach, was named White Sox manager last November and signed a guaranteed multi-year contract to lead the team this season.