White Sox GM Kenny Williams met the media at the Cell Friday afternoon and was asked the obvious question: Did you wave the white flag Monday night while trading Jim Thome to the Dodgers and Jose Contreras to the Rockies?
“Hell no,” Williams said. “We're still in it to win it.”
The odds are long, real long, considering the White Sox headed into Friday night's game against the Red Sox 7 games behind the Tigers and 2 behind the Twins.
As captain Paul Konerko has been saying, the White Sox (66-69) should only have one aspiration at the moment _ getting back to .500.
But they are playing in the weakest division in baseball, so maybe that's why Williams refuses to pull the plug on the season.
“What I do know is we have the talent,” Williams said. “We have the talent to run off a streak. We have not done that all year, seemingly, but we certainly have the talent to do that. What's so implausible about us going 8-2 for our next 10 games and one of the other clubs, or both of the other clubs, going 5-5?”
Williams also said as long as the White Sox still have a chance, no matter how slim, Jake Peavy will continue trying to get back on the mound.