Found November 02, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
On Thursday, Rick Hahn made his first notable transaction since taking over as the general manager of the Chicago White Sox a week ago. Chicago traded Kenny Williams Jr. to the Colorado Rockies for first baseman Mark Tracy. Under any normal circumstances it would be considered a small move, but it is interesting to note that Williams Jr. is the son of former White Sox GM Ken Williams.
Williams Sr. is now the the White Sox executive VP. Chicago drafted his son in the sixth round in 2008, a move that contributed to the former GM’s relationship with former manager Ozzie Guillen becoming strained. Guillen thought his son, Ozney, should have been drafted higher in a later draft.
Both Williams Jr. and Tracy played in the minors last season. Whether the move was the best one for the team or not, it has to hurt Williams Sr. that his son is now gone from the organization a mere week after he left his position as GM. I guess professional baseball truly is nothing more than a business.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Chicago White Sox have certainly been an active team in baseball’s young offseason.
The Sox have already bumped Kenny Williams upstairs from General Manager to Executive Vice President and signed Jake Peavy to a two-year extension that could work out if Peavy doesn’t fall apart physically as he has been known to do throughout his career.
On Thursday, new GM Rick Hahn asserted...
If you go to Kevin Youkilis' Baseball-reference.com's player page, one of the nicknames given there is the, "Greek God of Walks." The moniker, of course, goes back to the Moneyball story and Billy Beane who had his eye on Youkilis back in his minor league days. And then Youkilis burst on the scene for the Boston Red Sox in 2006 and was a major part of that team...
New White Sox General Manager Rick Hahn was very busy on Thursday. He did an interview on The Score, Chicago Tribune Live, and this conference call with us White Sox bloggers. It was all about getting the message out. He’s also been busy with transactions- re-signing Jake Peavy to a two year, $29 million dollar deal, and re-upping on Gavin Floyd.
I still question the Peavy move...
Less than a week after Rick Hahn began his new job as general manager of the Chicago White Sox, he traded the son of the man who formerly held his job. Hahn dealt minor-league outfielder Ken Williams Jr. to the Colorado Rockies for first baseman-outfielder Mark Tracy, the White Sox announced. Williams is the son of Ken Williams Sr., the team's former general manager who was...
When you lose 93 games, you've got to be open to any idea to improve your team.
At least that seems to be the prevailing widsom in the Red Sox' camp, as Ben Cherington imparted during an interview with WEEI on Thursday. Case in point, when asked specifically about the chances of bringing back Kevin Youkilis, the GM remained open to the possibility, noting...
Kevin Youkilis is famous for his unorthodox batting stance.
First, former Red Sox shortstop Mike Aviles poked fun at his ex-teammate's stance. Turns out, Angels reliever LaTroy Hawkins' daughter, Troi, is the latest to try her hand at imitating Youkilis.
If you compare it to Youkilis' stance, it's a pretty spot-on impression. Hawkins took the chance to post the...
MIAMI -- A person familiar with the Miami Marlins' managerial search says former major league catcher Mike Redmond has been hired to replace Ozzie Guillen, who was fired last week.
The person confirmed the hiring to The Associated Press on Thursday and spoke on condition of anonymity because the Marlins hadn't made an announcement.
Redmond spent the past two years managing...
BACK IN THE FOLD
Redmond, who spent a significant portion of his 13-year MLB career as a catcher in the Marlins organization, reportedly has signed a three-year deal to replace Ozzie Guillen.
I hope your Halloween wasn’t too spooky. I saw exactly no people in costume. (Also, radio show at 3pm tomorrow. Stay tuned)
Mike Redmond is the new manager of the Marlins, replacing Ozzie Guillen.
I saw the t-shirt gatling gun in Jacksonville, but this seems dangerous.
The Royals have made the first AL Central trade of the offseason. Now to see if the Twins can add pitchers.