November 18, 2004

White Sux, Cont'd

Baseball superagent Scott Boras has gotten a lot of ink this offseason, because he happens to represent virtually every major free agent this year. Therefore, he's expected to have the Yankees, Red Sox, and possibly even the other 28 teams vying for the services of his clients.

Better make that 27... Chicago White Sox general manager Ken Williams said last week that he doesn't plan to make plays for any Boras-represented players, accusing the agent of demanding too much for his clients.

In doing so, Williams has effectively conceded that the White Sox don't care about acquiring quality players, and won't be good again anytime soon. Williams needlessly put his team at a disadvantage- not only does the refusal to deal with Boras handicap the Sox in the free agent market, but in the in-season trade market as well. No wonder Williams trades for Carl Everett and Roberto Alomar every year.

(Owner Jerry Reinsdorf later backed off Williams' statement, but the damage has been done- now that they've already alienated Boras, don't expect him to do the Sox any favors).

Then again, as a Twins fan, it's not like I'm upset that a divisional rival has voluntarily taken itself out of the game. Here's a Baseball Think Factory discussion of the situation.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 18, 2004 09:09 PM

Ah, the AL Central.....

Posted by: jaws at November 18, 2004 11:59 PM

And to think, if it hadn't been for the 1994 strike, I'd still be a hugely dedicated White Sox fan.

To borrow a phrase from Garth Brooks "I guess the Lord knows what he's doin' after all."

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