Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura did something that not many would do, he turned down a contract extension. Ventura is entering the second year of his three year contract and the team was impressed enough to offer him a fourth season. That decision by the team is of no surprise as a rookie manager, with no experience he led his team to 85 victories and was a Manager of the Year finalist. Surprisingly though Robin turned the offer down, instead deciding to focus on the present.
This isn’t to say that he won’t manage after his current contract expires. He’s just not ready to commit to anything past it.
“You can see doing it longer, I think there’s also a point where it needs to be somebody else,” Ventura said Tuesday in an interview with Comcast SportsNet. “I think you can either burn out or people stop listening to you, or that affect goes away. When that happens, then it’s time for somebody else to do it.” (CSN-Chicago)
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