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Frank Thomas thinks the White Sox are going to start firing and trading people

Jun 21, 2013, 10:47 AM EDT

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Earlier this week Robin Ventura gave hitting coach Jeff Manto a vote of confidence despite the White Sox’s offense scoring the fewest runs the league, but Frank Thomas thinks changes are on the way.

Thomas, who in addition to being a “team ambassador” served as a television analyst on CSN Chicago yesterday, said: “I think the writing is on the wall. Something is going to happen real soon.”

That could mean trades and/or firings, but Thomas said this specifically about Ventura and the coaching staff:

Robin has showed a great trait as a very good manager in protecting his coaches, in protecting his players … Sooner or later, the finger is going to start pointing and the blame is going to come out, and we’re going to see that very shortly.

Adding to the drama is that Rick Hahn is in his first season as general manager, although longtime GM Kenny Williams remains heavily involved after moving up to executive vice president. How far will Ventura stick up for his coaches? And will Hahn try to blow up a roster Williams built in the name of retooling for the future?

  1. sknut - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    To me this goes back to the way the orgianization has been run, trying to patch things along going with veterans etc.. It’s time for a complete tear down and re-build its been a long time coming but the writing is on the wall. Might as well let Ventura keep his job to see if he can lead them through that.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jun 21, 2013 at 11:22 AM

    I am sure that they could find several teams interested in their closer.

  3. Old Gator - Jun 21, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Frank Thomas’ head looks like Jabba the Hutt in that photo.

  4. lorddarkhelmet - Jun 21, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    I agree with Sknutt, there is nothing any manager could do with this team it has a severe lack of talent.

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