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Kenny Williams not happy with his team

Aug 18, 2009, 9:31 AM EDT

The Sox’ GM thinks he should be getting more from the team he has assembled:

“I’m not happy with a lot of what I see. We’re underachievers. We can be a dangerous playoff team, but you first have to play well enough, play smart enough, play intense enough, to where you show you want to be in the playoffs. It can’t just be lip service. I don’t want to hear it anymore. Get the job done.”

I don’t know if Kenny can expect a ton more from this club.  It’s certainly not a bad White Sox team.  They’re a rotation slot down until Peavy arrives, but there are no other glaring holes. The problem is that there is no superstar on this team — no one here that can be expected to be playing leaps and bounds better in 2009 than they currently are. No one to carry the team when others falter. They’re 61-58. They’ve scored 555 runs and have allowed 540. Normally, that translates to . . .  a 61-58 record. 

With even a little luck they’re tied or ahead of the Tigers.  You can’t count on good luck, however, and in light of that, this is a team that is performing precisely to expectations.

  1. Vinnie - Aug 18, 2009 at 2:13 PM

    “Underachieving,” though, implies that Kenny would probably tell you that run differential should be higher.

  2. GBS - Aug 19, 2009 at 8:22 AM

    Is Kenny Williams trying to compete with Ozzie Guillen for the Biggest Blowhard in The Cell award? Why do these two insist on ripping their players in public? And Peavy wanted to go there?

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