La Russa, the Hall of Famer who won a World Series with the Oakland Athletics and two more with the St. Louis Cardinals, is returning to manage the White Sox 34 years after they fired him. The 76-year-old La Russa rejoins the franchise where his big-league managing career began more than four decades ago. He takes over for Rick Renteria after what the White Sox insisted was a mutual agreement to split.
While the team could certain use an impact bat and/or a stable rotation option or two, there's no doubt there is a major lack of high end relief pitching (and really any kind) to get the team from the 6th or 7th through the game. Today, Brad Hand and Roberto Osuna became available, joining Liam Hendriks as the trio of high end closers on the free agent market.
The Los Angeles Dodgers won the 2020 World Series on Tuesday, giving them their first championship since 1988. Their 31-season drought had been the 10th-longest active streak in the majors. Next on the list after the Dodgers?