GM Williams won't discuss president report

September, 20, 2012
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Levine By Bruce Levine
ESPNChicago.com
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chicago White Sox general manager Ken Williams declined to discuss a USA Today report that he will be promoted to vice president of baseball operations and assistant GM Rich Hahn will become general manager at the end of their season.

“I will not discuss any topic that will take away from the season we are having and the focus on our team and our players and coaching staff,” Williams told ESPNChicago.com.

Williams is in his 12th season as Sox GM, the fourth-longest tenure in baseball behind the Oakland Athletics’ Billy Beane, the New York Yankees’ Brian Cashman and the Colorado Rockies’ Dan O'Dowd.

Hahn is also in his 12th season as vice president/assistant GM. SI.com ranked Hahn as baseball’s top general manager candidate in 2011.

The White Sox have made two trips to the playoffs -- including a World Series victory in 2005 -- under the Williams-Hahn pairing, and could add a third this season. They can extend their AL Central lead over the Detroit Tigers to three games with a victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.

Bruce Levine | email

Chicago baseball beat reporter
Bruce Levine has covered sports in Chicago for over 28 years and hosts "Talkin' Baseball," heard Saturday mornings on ESPN 1000.

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