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August 10, 2009

Kenny Williams on the Alex Rios claim

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ August 10, 2009 11:00 pm
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here’s kenny:

“I expected to make a trade,” Williams said. “[The Blue Jays] deemed my request of money off the contract was not worth as much to them as the savings of cash. At the end of the day, I have to call (Chairman) Jerry Reinsdorf and lay all the cards on the table. And [Reinsdorf] said, ‘I absolutely love the idea of not having to give up some of these players,’ and we’re OK with the cash because of the way we structured our payroll over the years.”


“We’ve been in trade discussion with Toronto before the deadline to try to get this guy,” Williams explained of how the whole thing came together. “And the way the waiver claim was made was to A: hopefully resurrect talks. B: in the event someone else claimed him, we didn’t want him going elsewhere because we targeted him not only as a guy who not only would help us in our quest for the division but future seasons as well.”


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