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Report: White Sox to replace Robin Ventura with Rick Renteria as manager

Report: White Sox to replace Robin Ventura with Rick Renteria as manager

It appears the White Sox will have a new manager in 2017 after all.

According to Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times, the White Sox are expected to promote bench coach Rick Renteria to replace Robin Ventura as manager.

Last week, a report by USA Today's Bob Nightengale said that the White Sox would retain Ventura if he wanted to return, but CSNChicago.com Insider Dan Hayes reported that the White Sox had yet to determine his status for 2017.

Ventura declined to discuss his future with the White Sox amid speculation about a return.

Renteria was signed to be the White Sox bench coach for the 2016 season. His only season as manager came with a rebuilding Cubs team in 2014, going 73-89, where Joe Maddon served as his successor.

General manager Rick Hahn is scheduled to speak with the media on Monday at 11 a.m.

White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

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White Sox Talk Podcast: What it would take for the White Sox to sign Manny Machado

It might be a long shot for the White Sox to sign free agent Manny Machado, but here on the White Sox Talk Podcast, we like dark horses. Chuck Garfien, Ryan McGuffey and Vinnie Duber discuss what it would take to bring Machado to the South Side. Plus, is he "the" guy the White Sox are targeting this offseason? Will the Rockies listen to trade offers for Nolan Arenado a year before he reaches free agency? Plus, Chuck talks about a cost-controlled, All-Star on a rebuilding team that could be an answer at third base.

Listen to the full podcast here or via the embedded player below:

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

On this day in 2005: White Sox pitchers put the CG in Chicago

Mark Buehrle. Jon Garland. Freddy García. José Contreras.

The 2005 White Sox had four consecutive complete games to finish off the 2005 ALCS — Contreras took his turn in Game 5 against the Angels 13 years ago Tuesday. How special was that run of starting pitching to finish that series? Consider the following six statements:

— No team has had more than two complete games in a single postseason, let alone a postseason series, since.

— There has been a grand total of four complete games in 188 postseason games (through Monday) since the beginning of 2016.

— Those 2005 White Sox remain the only team with four complete games in a single LCS (which went to a best-of-seven format in 1985).

— They are the only team since the 1968 Tigers (in the World Series) with at least four complete games in any postseason series.

— They are the only team since the 1956 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete games in a series. (The Yankees had five in a row: Games 3 through 7.)

— They are the only team since the 1928 Yankees (in the World Series) with at least four consecutive complete-game wins in a series (Games 1 through 4).

Take a moment to look back and appreciate what Don Cooper’s troops were able to accomplish in that series. The way the game is played nowadays, we will never see it again.