All I want for Christmas is for Kenny the slasher to put down the knife and stop further ruining what has been a solid ballclub the past two years. As I said before, I’ve never seen a general manager so eager to trade away Championship calibur pitching for prospects. Besides, the development and acquisition of prospects is the job of your farm system. You don’t trade proven, Major League talent for prospects unless you’re making a salary dump or want to alienate the fans, or… if you have no faith in your farm system or the talent in it.
This franchise, just as it was poised to make if not the killer blow, but a serious bid for at least equal footing if not a slight upper hand over the north side team, is going backwards. I don’t care what anybody says. I’m a huge fan, but Kenny Williams just doesn’t make any sense. He contradicts himself by saying one thing, then doing another. We were lied to as fans for over a year, hearing how Brandon McCarthy was going to be slid into the 5th spot in the rotation, only to have the guy traded away after Freddy Garcia was moved. Hello! Does this make sense to anyone?
Now, after nearly a half decade of having a black hole in the 5th starter’s spot, the White Sox finally filled the role successfully and won a Championship in the process. But Kenny decided to return the Chicago White Sox back into "Prospects R’ Us," and return us back to having no proven, Major League fifth starter. Now, we’re back to square one again as far as that role is concerned, when we had the guy on our team but decided to trade him for prospects! Are you kidding me?
It is clear Kenny doesn’t care what people think of him. That can be a good thing as well as a bad thing. I have a a feeling he’s going to be treated to an ugly reception at Sox Fest as he did in ’04, and deservedly so. I don’t think a team just 1 year removed from a World Championship should be rebuilding, but that is what Kenny’s actions, not words, are saying.
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