Sox farm-system hitting instructors Jeff Manto or Tim Laker are thought to be the top candidates to replace Greg Walker as hitting coach, but don’t rule out the Sox making a play for a bigger name such as Jim Thome.
Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf loves Thome, 41, whose playing career likely has come to an end after 21 seasons and 604 home runs. The two share the annual habit of meeting for dinner to talk about life and baseball after the season, and a major-league source said Reinsdorf was eager to move this year’s meeting up.
Jerry is bringing the band is coming together!
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- James defends Alexei Ramirez and looks at A.J. Pierzynski’s ‘beer drinking during games’ admission.
- FutureSox looks at the two prospects, Jhan Marinez and Ozzie Martinez, the Sox got from Florida.
- Jon Heyman says the Sox “are expected to try” to bring Mark Buehrle back on a 2-year deal.