White Sox’s Jerry Reinsdorf Won’t Sell Team: ‘I Like What I’m Doing, as Bad as It Is’


Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf introduces Chris Getz as senior vice president/general manager of the White Sox during a baseball news conference Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023, in Chicago. Getz, a former player and front office executive with the Kansas City Royals and the White Sox, is in his seventh season with the Sox baseball operations department, including the last three as assistant general manager. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Jerry Reinsdorf has actually owned the Chicago White Sox because 1981, and he does not anticipate that to alter at any time quickly.

” I’m going to sofa this so no one composes that I considered selling,” Reinsdorf informed press reporters Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune‘s Paul Sullivan “Friends of mine have stated: ‘Why do not you offer? Why do not you go out?’ My response constantly has been: ‘I like what I’m doing, as bad as it is, and what else would I do?'”

” I’m a dull person,” Reinsdorf continued. “I do not play golf. I do not play bridge. And I wish to make it much better prior to I go.”

The 53-81 White Sox are among 4 MLB groups to have actually built up more than 80 losses. Reinsdorf called the 2023 season “a problem,” “awkward” and “horrible,” per NBC Sports Chicago’s Chuck Garfien

” All the bad words you can think about is the method I feel about the 2023 season,” Reinsdorf stated. “It was simply terrible.”

This will mark the 2nd straight missed out on postseason for the White Sox after the group disappointed the 2022 playoffs with an underwhelming.500 project. The season is presently on speed to rank amongst the group’s worst win-loss records in 123 years of franchise history. Through Thursday, Chicago is 4th in the AL Central with simply a.396 win portion.

At the trade due date, the White Sox gutted its pitching rotation, sending gamers consisting of Lucas Giolito and generating leading potential customers. Just recently, the group fired basic supervisor Rick Hahn and executive vice president Ken Williams, both of whom had actually held those functions considering that 2012.

Those modifications seem like a reconstruct, even if Hahn was hesitant to call it one. The White Sox have actually suggested they may attempt to complete in2024 The Chicago club refused deals for important trade properties like Dylan Cease, and Reinsdorf stated that his thinking behind promoting an internal prospect to basic supervisor was so that the group might improve as rapidly as possible.

” One of the important things that I owe the fans is to improve as quick as we can perhaps improve,” Reinsdorf stated, per Garfien “Speed is of the essence. I do not desire this to be a long term proposal.”

Improving rapidly will require more modifications. Reinsdorf made it clear those will not include his status as group owner.

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