Rick Renteria, Chicago White Sox
Let us be perfectly honest, the Chicago White Sox are not expected to do much this season. The AL Central will likely be won by the Cleveland Indians, and coming off a 95-loss season, the White Sox figure to finish near the bottom of the division.
The team did not do much this offseason to help a roster that won only 67 games last season, though they did bolster the bullpen a bit. Wellington Castillo is a nice addition at catcher, and Miguel Gonzalez is a nice late-innings guy.
Manager Rick Renteria comes into the season with a warmer seat, due to the fact he could not get this team rolling last season. At 56-years old, he has been a baseball lifer, and does have a lot of knowlegde and experience to pass down to the young players on this roster.
Renteria was also the manager of the Chicago Cubs back in 2014, and joined Johnny Evers as the only two men to manage both franchises in Chicago. However, he has not had a ton of success as a manager at the Major League level, and the 2018 season won’t help matters that much.
Look for the White Sox to finish at the bottom of the AL Central, and if the team decides to move in a new direction, it could be only a two-year stint for Renteria before all is said and done.