Kenny sees more players signings after the Winter Meetings next week and that could mean better bargains, like for a leadoff hitter:
“As much as 90 percent of the other teams in the league that don’t have the ideal leadoff guy. Just like we had Orlando Cabrera a couple years ago. It wasn’t the ideal situation, but we won a division title with it. You look at some of the teams that are around that have been successful, and they don’t have the ideal guy.”
Kenny, also, isn’t worrying about a backup catcher:
“We’ve asked around a litlte bit, we’ve had some talks, but we don’t see it as a sitatuion where we have to do something that doesn’t fit in what we’re trying to do overall, because we do have options there at the positton.”
And Andruw Jones wants to compete for a starting outfield spot but he’s seen more as a backup.
BTW, Buster Olney hears the Sox don’t have much payroll flexibility.
UPDATE: Rest assured, the Sox won’t be forfeiting the #1 spot in the hitting order says Kenny.