Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gentleman Jim Thome No Longer Needed On The South Side

It's been a long time since I was this excited about an upcoming Chicago White Sox season. Kenny Williams has transformed this organization into a legit contender for the American League Central Title and possibly a team that could do some damage in the 2010 postseason.

Kenny Williams is taking chances once again, and more often than not he hits with gambles. Bobby Jenks was a troubled and out of shape pitcher just dangling in the Angels minor league system, and look what "Big Bad Bobby" has turned into. A.J. Pierzynski was a guy who most baseball teams considered a cancer after being let go in San Francisco and he has turned into one of the better backstops in the American League at calling a game. Then of course Jermaine Dye who before his career in Chicago was an injury prone type of outfielder, and he turned into one of the more durable players the White Sox have had over the past four seasons.

Kenny Williams has had some faults as well which should not be ignored. Josh Fields never panned out like he had hoped, and remember the Billy Koch experiment. Kenny is not perfect just like any other general manager, but most clubs would love to have him because of his aggressive nature.

So with Soxfest starting tomorrow night (and come see me and say Hi!), here's my plea to Kenny Williams.

Do Not Re-Sign Jim Thome!


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