The White Sox have a new GM, but the old one isn’t going away.
Ben and Sam discuss Kenny Williams’ contention that the poorly rated White Sox farm system is just misunderstood, then consider whether the Cubs should be concerned about Starlin Castro’s makeup.
White Sox unveil their new manager for his first home opener, Jim Leyland isn’t saying much but Kenny Williams is, and something is askew around home plate.
Kenny Williams and Teddy Ruxpin or: Why the White Sox can’t have nice things.
Talking White Sox and Indians in our preview coverage of the division so nice we had to break it up and discuss it twice.
Will the White Sox look to cut their losses by trading Jake Peavy this year?
The Cubs finished fifth last season, and the White Sox finished third, but the moods of their respective fan bases don’t mirror their showings in the standings
Is there any general manager who has done less with more than Kenny Williams has done in the last 20 months? He inherited a division winner with a low payroll, a core of good young players and a farm system bursting at the seams with talent. Under his watch, the team has shed talent like my wife’s cat Ashley sheds hair, while adding payroll and bad players like an Angelos on speed.
The ESPN.com version of the wire story has the headline “White Sox send Durham to Athletics for prospect, cash.” Um, no. Jon Adkins is 24, and had a career minor-league ERA of 4.13 coming into this season, during which he’s been lit up in Sacramento, with an ERA that would fit neatly above the median for the Texas Rangers and peripheral numbers that do not hold much promise. Maybe Adkins will be the one guy in a thousand who breaks the mold and turns into a legitimate quality major leaguer. It’s not likely, but you have to root for the guy.