White Sox GM weighs in

White Sox GM weighs in

Posted by scotgreg on Wed, 06/04/2008 - 22:36
It's been a while since White Sox general manager Kenny Williams sat down and chatted with the media. Pressed for time Wednesday as he made final preparation's for the amateur draft, Williams didn't directly comment about his meeting with manager Ozzie Guillen or hitting coach Greg Walker's job status. Williams did expound on some other topics: On trading for some better hitters "If you think I can go out and get anybody better than the talent that these guys have shown you throughout their careers, you're kidding yourself. It ain't that easy. And if it was that easy it would have already been done, trust me.'' On dealing with turmoil "Listen, if you're in this town and you're a sports executive or a player, a coach or whatever, and you don't have a certain amount of fire in your belly, that sometimes doesn't necessarily come out in the most politically correct manner, you're not going to survive very long. And quite frankly, I try to surround myself with as many of those type of people as possible. Sometimes you clash, but that's all right. That's why a Brian Anderson last year could say all the things he wants to say, yet we can come to spring training and say: 'You've got a shot to make this team; all you need to do is play.' Because those things are less important to us, those little battles are less important to us, than the ultimate result out on the field.'' On media coverage "The one thing I've certainly grown to learn, especially over the last, I want to say 6-7 years, is our media market has changed. It's a much more aggressive, much more, for lack of a better word, sensational type of culture here in Chicago. It's something you just have to deal with and we all have to have a certain amount of toughness and grit to get through it and recognize it for what it is. It's part of the gig.''
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