In spite of Ventura's track record as a player, my question is how are veteran players going to deal with a boss who has never done anything similar to this before. I mean, what happens when Ventura has to challenge a player like Adam Dunn or AJ Pierzynski or Paul Konerko? It can become a case of the inmates running the assylum. Expecially after succeeding an in-your-face manager like Guillen.
The only thing that will hide these potential problems is winning. Last year the White Sox were a little more consistancy away from being a contended. If they turn the corner, Ventura gets a chance to establish himself. Otherwise this looks like a train wreck for a manager who was fun to watch as a player.