BREAKING: Massive Shakeup For Chicago White Sox

After conducting a series of personal interviews over the last few weeks to get to the bottom of the disastrous past two years of the Chicago White Sox, owner Jerry Reinsdorf has cleaned house, firing executive VP Ken Williams and GM Rick Hahn.

"This year has proven to be very disappointing for us on many levels," read the official news release. "This has led me to the conclusion that the best decision for the organization moving forward is to make a change in our baseball department leadership. 

The White Sox were expected to be division contenders the past two seasons, but finished 81-81 last year and finally jettisoned controversial manager Tony La Russa, while this year has been even more of a trainwreck, as the Pale Hose are 49-76, the third-worst record in the American League. 

Williams was in his 11th season with the White Sox, serving as the team's general manager from 2001 to 2012, and executive VP since then. Hahn served as the team's general manager for the past 11 seasons after joining as assistant GM in 2000.

For now, word is that first-year manager Pedro Grifol is safe and expected to return in 2024. 

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