The Chicago White Sox are putting the blame for their poor performance on the front office.
The White Sox announced today that they are removing Senior Vice President Ken Williams and Senior Vice President and General Manager Rick Hahn from their positions.
Williams was in the midst of his 11th season as senior vice president after serving as the team’s general manager from 2001 to 2012.스포츠토토
Ken Williams has been in charge of White Sox operations for a long time. Photo via AFPBBNews = News1
Rick Hahn succeeded Williams as general manager. Photo via AFPBBNews = News1
Hahn joined the White Sox as a scout in 1992 and has served as director of minor league operations and vice president of player development.
Under his leadership, the team won a World Series title (2005) and an American League Central Division title (2008).
Hahn joined the White Sox in October 2000, assisting Williams as assistant general manager before succeeding him as general manager. The team reached the postseason as a wild card in 2020 and won the district title in 2021.
White Sox President Jerry Reinsdorf said: “This was a very difficult decision to make as both men are talented and have been with the organisation for a long time. “Williams is like a son to me and I will always consider him family,” said White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf.
Still, it’s hard to cut them because they’re not performing. The White Sox are still in fourth place in the American League Central with a record of 49 wins and 76 losses as of the 23rd. This past offseason, the team went through a roster purge that bordered on a fire sale.
“The cliché is true that professional sports are driven by results,” Reinsdorf said. While we were looking forward to enjoying our past successes, completing the rebuilding process and building a competitive team, this season has proven to be a disappointment in many ways. As a result, we have come to the conclusion that we need to make changes in order for the club to move forward,” he said in explaining the decision.
The White Sox will begin the search for a new front office leader immediately and expect to have a new person in place by the end of the season.