June 22, 2021

Heir apparently not: manager Omar Vizquel fired from the White Sox organization (South Side Sox)


In advance of the decision-making tonight regarding the 40-man roster, the Chicago White Sox opted to trim a player from its managerial roster.

As broken by MLB.com’s Scott Merkin, the White Sox will not ask Omar Vizquel to return as a manager at Birmingham (where he spent the 2019 season) or anywhere else in the system.

Per director of player development Chris Getz, via Merk:

Vizquel found some success in 2018 when managing the Winston-Salem Dash, but in being moved up along with many of his players to the Double-A Barons in 2019, faltered. While little merit can be placed in won-loss records at the minor league level, Birmingham started slow and never rebounded into a Southern League contender.

What’s more, there are indications that Vizquel, for all his personal charm and savvy, is not the right fit for an organization already lagging analytically. Stolen base attempts…

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