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White Sox Tweet Roundup: Rick Hahn Press Day

Collecting the news from a dense media session.

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A full 24 days after the White Sox season ended at the hands of the Houston Astros — more than twice the delay following 2020’s playoff exit — Rick Hahn finally addressed the media, Nothing particularly important was revealed, though there should be more in the coming days. As per usual, the team is remaining tight-lipped about their plans, be they overarching or underwhelming, for the coming months.

Among the issues addressed this afternoon were:

The injury issues that some might argue sank the 2021 team:

Other staff announcements, i.e., the official return of the 2021 crew:

Current injury statuses (including a second knee surgery for Yasmani Grandal):

Some reflections on the past season (and its conclusion):

The 2022 roles for Michael Kopech and Garrett Crochet:

A decision on César Hernández and the departure of Brian Goodwin (among others) was announced by the team, if not discussed by Hahn:

Forthcoming decisions on Craig Kimbrel and Carlos Rodón, which, if we’re being honest, have almost certainly already been made:

The outlook for this offseason and beyond:

After the press conference concluded, the team announced the cancellation of SoxFest for the second consecutive year due to covid concerns:

CBA concerns were not addressed, though they’ll undoubtedly play a significant role in determining offseason strategy. If there is other news expected to drop along with decisions on Kimbrel and Rodón this weekend, it hasn’t been made public.

Stay tuned to South Side Sox for more writer analysis on the looming decisions and offseason, as well as any breaking news on Kimbrel and Rodón.