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White Sox Leadership Offers Harsh Assessment of Failed Season

Adam Taylor McKillop
Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn shared a harsh assessment of the franchise's failed 2022 season.
Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn shared a harsh assessment of the franchise's failed 2022 season. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

There's no sugar coating it. The Chicago White Sox 2022 campaign was a complete and utter failure. Fresh of a 93-win season and AL Central title, with much of the roster in tact, the White Sox limped to a .500 season and fourth-place finish this year.

Add in all of the on-field and off-field drama with manager Tony La Russa, who sadly couldn't finish the campaign because of health issues, and it was a season to forget on the South Side.

Chicago's management recently took some time to reflect on the year's events. General manager Rick Hahn shared a very harsh assessment of the situation at hand.

Hahn was blunt with his summary, calling this “most disappointing season of each of our careers,” in reference to himself and the ownership team.

He also spoke at length about the controversy that stemmed from La Russa's failed managerial leadership and the decision to keep him at the helm prior to the health issues. "The thing played out the way it played out. None of us are happy with this being the end result."

Chicago will have to turn the page quickly. The roster still holds a number of valuable pieces on the books in 2023, including Lance Lynn, Tim Anderson, Lucas Giolito, Luis Robert and Eloy Jimenez just to name a few.

The next step in the process is identifying a clubhouse leader for next year. Chicago will need to make a wise decision regarding their next manager, be it current acting manager Miguel Cairo or an outside hire such as Bruce Bochy or Walt Weiss.

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