Monday, July 23, 2012
Williams still willing to make right deal
By Bruce Levine
Kenny Williams is still in the mode of playing “Let’s make a deal,” but not at any cost. However, the always-aggressive Chicago White Sox general manager is -- as always -- open to all proposals.
“I don’t know what the probability of us doing something impactful is,” Williams said. “We think that we have already added a few pieces that will be impactful for the next few months, as is. Whether we can do something else, I don’t know.”
Williams has made it very clear he will not trade for a marginal starter at this point and time.
“If it is not an impact-type player, then we won’t disrupt what has gotten us to this point,” Williams said. “There is no sense in that, and the best thing that can happen to us is for John Danks to continue to feel good.”
Danks, the team’s No. 1 pitcher to start the season after signing five-year, $65 million contract, has been out with a shoulder injury for two months. He is working his way back to the team and the hope is Danks can be ready in September.
“He will have a side day tomorrow,” Williams said. “He has been throwing from 120 feet and 85 tosses a day and has not had any soreness. Hopefully we can get him some side sessions heading into August and then give him a little bit of a spring training and have him back by the end of August.”\
The White Sox will make a deal as long as they can trade prospects from the lower minor leagues so not to disrupt the nucleus of the 25-man roster.
“If it is a deal that takes away from this club to accomplish that impactful move [that] is not going to happen,” Williams said.