Will Kenny Williams be resigning from the Chicago White Sox?
Aug 16, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura (left) and general manager Kenny Williams (right) talk prior to a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at U.S Cellular Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
How about this interesting report from FOX Sports MLB reporter Ken Rosenthal on Sunday regarding a possible resignation of Kenny Williams from the Chicago White Sox?
It is being said the White Sox “balked” at giving the Toronto Blue Jays permission to speak with Williams for their vacant CEO/President position within their organization, and it looks like Williams isn’t too happy about it.
Williams is currently the executive vice president of the White Sox, and was formally the general manager that was a big part of the front office that built the 2005 World Series champion team.
Here are some tweets by Rosenthal from Sunday:
This is an interesting set of events for the White Sox being so close to the winter meetings, which start on Monday. I don’t know if this is a good or bad thing for the White Sox, just for the fact Williams has done a good job most of the time with the White Sox. I can’t say I’ve agreed with all of the moves he’s made in his tenure with the White Sox, but he a good person to have in the front office.
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It is tough to hold a grudge over Williams for wanting to improve his position within baseball with a promotion, even with another franchise. I don’t blame his for that whatsoever.
In an article by the Chicago Sun-Times is says of Williams:
"“Williams produced the best winning percentage of any general manager in White Sox history during his 12 seasons on the job, steering the team to a World Series title in 2005, two division titles and five second-place finishes.”"
If nothing else it just gives White Sox fans something extra to keep track of this offseason. Ripples within the front office isn’t something I enjoy seeing when the White Sox are trying to sign free agents, and hopefully put a more competitive product on the field in 2015.
What do you think will happen when it is all said and done?