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08:12 AM ET 09.28 | A new era on the South Side may begin almost as quickly as the previous one ended. General manager Ken Williams said Tuesday he might have a White Sox manager in place before the start of the World Series. ... "There's a very short list," Williams said, adding he had a preferred candidate. "And I've already begun heading down that list." Williams said there were some candidates he couldn't talk to until their teams' seasons ended. Indians first-base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. and Rays bench coach Davey Martinez -- both former Sox players -- loom as strong candidates, especially since Williams intimated he is looking at the future as much as the present with the Sox not expected to add a marquee free agent this winter.

Chicago Tribune

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September 28, 2011  08:38 AM ET

Not a fan of either of those candidates.

September 28, 2011  09:24 AM ET

Maybe he will text the candidates like he did Cora.



Jerk!

September 28, 2011  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Maybe he will text the candidates like he did Cora. Jerk!

That is not true AT ALL. Cora was not fired through a text. He was told he wouldn't be the interim manager in a text and still the bench coach. Don't believe everything you read from crappy reporters.

September 28, 2011  09:34 AM ET

Hey! Ryne Sandburg is still out there -- and has a house in Chicago! :)

September 28, 2011  09:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Hey! Ryne Sandburg is still out there -- and has a house in Chicago! :)

That would be funny if he became the manager of the White Sox. Cubs fans would throw fits. However, I don't see it. Williams will probably hire Alomar Jr., who has close ties with Don Cooper the pitching coach.

September 28, 2011  09:43 AM ET

Welcome back to irrelevance, ChiSox.

September 28, 2011  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Welcome back to irrelevance, ChiSox.

hardly

September 28, 2011  09:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Welcome back to irrelevance, ChiSox.

Plus, if you're equating a team's relevance to its manager, your Tigers aren't even on the map.

September 28, 2011  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Plus, if you're equating a team's relevance to its manager, your Tigers aren't even on the map.

Congratulations for posting the stupidest comment ever. Please don't reply...you have no defense for that statement. Amazing. This is why you don't let a monkey near a keyboard!

September 28, 2011  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Congratulations for posting the stupidest comment ever. Please don't reply...you have no defense for that statement. Amazing. This is why you don't let a monkey near a keyboard!

I didn't say the Tigers were irrelevant you dolt. They are going to the playoffs. The notion that a team is relevant due to its manager is what I was responding to. Settle down you assburger.

September 28, 2011  10:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

That is not true AT ALL. Cora was not fired through a text. He was told he wouldn't be the interim manager in a text and still the bench coach. Don't believe everything you read from crappy reporters.

Noted CSF... Appreciate the clarification!

September 28, 2011  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Congratulations for posting the stupidest comment ever. Please don't reply...you have no defense for that statement. Amazing. This is why you don't let a monkey near a keyboard!

Your grade school teachers would be really disappointed in your comprehension skills. For all you know, I kind of like the Tigers. A team's relevance is based upon production, not who makes the lineup. Surely you're smart enough to know this. Well, I shouldn't assume you're smart.

September 28, 2011  10:52 AM ET

Chisoxfan, you started this string by stating that you were not a fan of either of the choices listed in the article and then in your last statement you quip that a team's relevance is not based on who makes up the line up. If this is the case, your thoughts on who the team hires is really mute, unless you think you are going to have personal interaction with the new skipper. It is interesting that Jim Leyland seems to end up in the playoffs every place he has been; Pittsburgh, Florida and Detroit. That must just be luck of the draw.

September 28, 2011  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Chisoxfan, you started this string by stating that you were not a fan of either of the choices listed in the article and then in your last statement you quip that a team's relevance is not based on who makes up the line up. If this is the case, your thoughts on who the team hires is really mute, unless you think you are going to have personal interaction with the new skipper. It is interesting that Jim Leyland seems to end up in the playoffs every place he has been; Pittsburgh, Florida and Detroit. That must just be luck of the draw.

My not being interested in Alomar Jr. and Martinez has nothing to to with my hopes of the White Sox being relevant. Leyland has been successful, yes. He has managed teams with good players on it. His charisma as a manager did not solely guide the teams you mentioned of his to the playoffs. The Tigers are going to the playoffs this year because of the best pitcher in MLB, a good closer and timely offense, not to mention they play in a horrible division. Nowhere did I say Leyland was a bad manager or that the Tigers are irrelevant. One idiot from Ysiplanti didn't read between the lines. I could care less about a manager's personality. For instance, I didn't really care for Guillen. My first post simply meant I'd rather they look within the organization now rather than elsewhere. Sorry for not being verbose.

September 28, 2011  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

My not being interested in Alomar Jr. and Martinez has nothing to to with my hopes of the White Sox being relevant. Leyland has been successful, yes. He has managed teams with good players on it. His charisma as a manager did not solely guide the teams you mentioned of his to the playoffs. The Tigers are going to the playoffs this year because of the best pitcher in MLB, a good closer and timely offense, not to mention they play in a horrible division. Nowhere did I say Leyland was a bad manager or that the Tigers are irrelevant. One idiot from Ysiplanti didn't read between the lines. I could care less about a manager's personality. For instance, I didn't really care for Guillen. My first post simply meant I'd rather they look within the organization now rather than elsewhere. Sorry for not being verbose.

Ypsilanti**

September 28, 2011  12:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

My not being interested in Alomar Jr. and Martinez has nothing to to with my hopes of the White Sox being relevant. Leyland has been successful, yes. He has managed teams with good players on it. His charisma as a manager did not solely guide the teams you mentioned of his to the playoffs. The Tigers are going to the playoffs this year because of the best pitcher in MLB, a good closer and timely offense, not to mention they play in a horrible division. Nowhere did I say Leyland was a bad manager or that the Tigers are irrelevant. One idiot from Ysiplanti didn't read between the lines. I could care less about a manager's personality. For instance, I didn't really care for Guillen. My first post simply meant I'd rather they look within the organization now rather than elsewhere. Sorry for not being verbose.

thread to yourself today?

September 28, 2011  12:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

thread to yourself today?

Seems like it. Welcome to the party.

September 28, 2011  12:40 PM ET

if the short list is Sandy Alomar Jr and Dave Martinez, it's just plain and simple - time for Kenny Williams to go. Nothing against those two, its just too limited and void of previous experience. Really, if base coaches are the way they go, they should strongly consider Tim Flannery, the 3rd base coach with the Giants. He coaches an aggressive, heads up game.

September 28, 2011  12:58 PM ET

Ozzie kept them in the headlines even when they didn't play well so in that regard he definitely made them more relevant.

 
September 28, 2011  01:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Seems like it. Welcome to the party.

WooHoo!
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