But there’s one major misconception among fans frustrated or even angry with Guillen’s decision to bypass Thome or a primary designated hitter, and that misconception would be viewing this move with any sort of finality. If the White Sox, as an organization, believe this DH-by-committee to be a liability, then Williams won’t hesitate to upgrade.
“There might be a time in June or July where we look around and say, ‘We have to address that need,’” said Williams, speaking in generalities about any missing element on the team. “And we’ll go to work.”
When Williams was asked if that search could come as early as May, Williams paused, smiled and added, “Perhaps.”
Ozzie said it can be as soon as March.