- Bruce Levine, Chicago baseball beat reporter
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Chicago White Sox captain Paul Konerko is a firm believer that if general manager Kenny Williams can find a quality starting pitcher he will do what it takes to acquire that player for the stretch run.
On Monday Williams said that he would do his best to get a starter only if he can handle both the big stage of Chicago and the pressure of the American League.
“Kenny has pretty much proven that he isn’t afraid to make a deal,” Konerko said. “He certainly doesn’t have to prove it to us. He already made two additions this season [Kevin Youkilis and Brett Myers] that were pretty bold. So you always hear guys on other teams this time of the year tell management through the media [that] we need to get something now. That has never been an issue here because Kenny always comes out with guns blazing and makes deals.
“Usually Kenny says we aren’t doing anything or we can’t do it and the next thing you know he makes a huge trade or pickup,” Konerko said. “For me the trading deadline is fun. Ever since I got a no-trade clause the trading deadline became a lot of fun.”
Paul Konerko has been around long enough to know Kenny Williams' methods.