Josh and Jim kickoff the Sox Machine 2021 Offseason Plan Project. Breaking down the key decisions offseason architects will need to make, some ideas to consider constructing the roster, and how the uncertainty of the market could impact the White Sox budget.
P.O. Sox Questions [54:31]
How is the new CBA shaping up for MLB and for the Players’ Association especially after the fight regarding this covid season and the huge amount of uncertainly regarding revenue for the 2021 season?
Without spoiling any offseason plans you have, do you think any of Cease, Dunning, or Kopech shouldn’t be guaranteed a starting rotation spot?
Using Rick Hahn’s own words for firing Renteria.. “the best candidate or the ideal candidate is going to be someone who has experience with a championship organization ” “That we’re able to have honest conversations about where we’re at, what we need to do to get better ” ““We have been insular in our past hirings” combined with Hahn’s well documented failures in identifying major league talent to build around a core, shouldn’t Rick Hahn be replaced with a GM from outside the organization that has a proven ability to take the Sox from point B to point C and add the pieces for a championship team?
Any chance Dave Wills will join DJ in the radio booth next season?
If the Sox were to hire TLR, in what ways would that be an upgrade over Renteria?
Setting aside exactly who gets hired as manager, did Rick Hahn’s stated criteria for that job foreshadow expanding the staff to the kinds of hires the Astros, Red Sox, Dodgers, Rays, et al have made in recent years? The Dodgers, for example, have a “Coordinator, Strong Mind Program.” The Rays have a “Developer, Baseball Strategy.” The Astros have a “Manager, Major League Video and Technologies.” OK, maybe that last one raises questions, but how much will a new manager bring about continued evolution of the kinds of employees the Sox have?
How soon is MLB expansion (& relocation(s) coming? Care to handicap MTL, POR, CHAR, NSHV & Vegas?
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