White Sox Notes: Williams, Cooper, Alomar, Bell

GM Kenny Williams told Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune that he offered to move out of his current role until chairman Jerry Reinsdorf encouraged him to continue running the team (Twitter link). Here's the latest on the White Sox, who obtained two prospects for former manager Ozzie Guillen and are now looking for a permanent replacement…

  • Don Cooper, the pitching coach and interim manager, and Harold Baines, the first base coach, agreed to multiyear deals with the White Sox, according to the team. They won't announce decisions on the rest of the coaching staff until they hire a new manager.
  • Sandy Alomar Jr., a 20-year veteran who interviewed for the Blue Jays' managerial opening last year, told MLB.com's Jordan Bastian that he'll listen if the White Sox are interested in talking to him. 
  • Williams told Gonzales that Buddy Bell, the organization's director of player development, is not interested in the managerial job (Twitter link).
  • White Sox infielder Omar Vizquel told Gonzales that he doesn't expect to sign with Guillen and the Marlins after the season, when he hits free agency (Twitter link).
  • Williams hinted that the White Sox won't be spending on big name free agents this winter, according to Gonzales (on Twitter).
  • Tigers manager Jim Leyland told David Mayo of the Grand Rapids Press that he wasn't surprised to see the shakeup in Chicago take place.
  • For more on the White Sox click here and for more on Guillen click here.

12 Responses to White Sox Notes: Williams, Cooper, Alomar, Bell Leave a Reply

  1. Blue Jays managerial opening?

  2. citizen 4 years ago

    Kenny williams is just owner jerry reisndorph’s lap dog. a yes man.
    he is just following the orders. why would reisndorph replace him? he wont.

    • Can you actually give one single example of this?  Lap dog really?  Come on, you can do better than that if you want troll.

      • citizen 4 years ago

        The manny ramirerez signing. yet another example of the sox singing over the hill free agents.  adding free agents and expanding the 2011 payroll – not williams idea, came from resinsdorf.

  3. disgustedcubfan 4 years ago

    Omar Vizquel will joyfully sign with anybody who offers him a contract.

    • SplitFingeredPujol 4 years ago

      Haha….for real, right? I hate those borderline HOF’s that keep themselves in shape and are willing to put their ego’s aside and play the UTIL role out of sheer love of the game. Losers.  

      • disgustedcubfan 4 years ago

        I’m not saying he is a bad guy, and I think he is a sure fire Hall of Famer.
        I just think his time has come, just as it does for every player.  I hope he can leave on his own terms, instead of cutting cut like Carlton Fisk.
        If you saw him play this year, you’d see his range is way down, he could barely make the throw from 3rd to 1st, and he has become an extremely weak slap hitter.
        I’d love to have him as a coach or minor league instructor, just not a player. 

  4. SplitFingeredPujol 4 years ago

    “We have to wait and see who the players are in the World Series and if there’s someone on a playoff team that I ultimately might want to talk to,” Williams said. “It might have to drag a little bit.”

    – Ken Williams

    This seems to confirm the Dave Martinez & TLR rumours. My hope is for the former. 

  5. Completely unprofessional on how they handled Cora.  Why wouldn’t Cora be considered for the Sox managerial job?  He would be a very good manager.

    • matt laphen 4 years ago

      …because he’s going with Ozzie to Florida.

  6. You linked to the wrong Harold Baines, Ben.  :)

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