If his name wasn't Robin Ventura it wouldn't even be up for debate- he'd be fired the day after the season ended.
It's a horrible team- but he has shown no evidence (starting last September) that he's a legitimate major league manager and that (at a minimum) he can get his team to play solid fundamental baseball with any kind of energy.
For me- he's in Terry Bevington/Larry Doby/Paul Richards ('76) territory as a manager.
If he's back- along with Dunn for 2014- the White Sox will be back to 1988-89 or 1998-1999 in terms of attendance, etc.
The current vintage of the White Sox is the biggest test of my fan loyalty that I can remember- I hate the Cubs and Brewers are pretty "blah"- so I stay- but from the major league roster and manager to the stadium operation and customer service to the marketing and announcers- this franchise is a complete wreck.
2005-2013 Record: 49-38
MLB Parks Visited: 24
MiLB Parks Visited: 11