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White Sox Players Could Be Turning on Tony La Russa Following Yermin Mercedes Comments

Isaiah De Los Santos
Chicago White Sox players could start turning on manager Tony La Russa after his recent Yermin Mercedes comments.
Chicago White Sox players could start turning on manager Tony La Russa after his recent Yermin Mercedes comments. / Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images
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All eyes are on the Chicago White Sox and manager Tony La Russa. His mishandling of Yermin Mercedes' home run against the Minnesota Twins has ignited a firestorm of criticism from around the league. And that backlash could be seeping into the clubhouse.

White Sox ace Lance Lynn weighed in on the situation and took the exact opposite stance of his manager in order to support his teammate.

Lynn directly disregarded the "unwritten rules" that many old-school baseball thinkers (like La Russa) abide by. But he wasn't the only White Sox player to make his thoughts on the situation known.

Reliever Evan Marshall took a not-so-subtle approach to back up Mercedes by liking tweets that were in support of his teammate and critical of La Russa.

La Russa had already been on thin ice with the team for his perplexing game-related decisions this season. But now his off-the-field approach is putting him at risk of losing the locker room completely.

The White Sox need a serious solution and fast before this situation tanks their promising season.


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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