Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Friday, September 21, 2012

SSS: Report: Rick Hahn to become White Sox general manager this offseason, Kenny Williams to be kicked upstairs

Grab some bench.

The White Sox have groomed Hahn as Williams’ likely successor. Jerry Reinsdorf both loves and rewards loyalty and Hahn has rejected several general manager job opportunities over the past few years.

Whether warranted or not, Hahn is considered far more friendly to sabermetrics than Williams, though he is by no means beholden to just one approach to player evaluation. In interviews and conversations, Hahn certainly comes across as someone well-versed in all aspects and approaches to analysis.

I Fought Vance Law and Vance Law Won Posted: September 21, 2012 at 07:40 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: white sox

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: September 21, 2012 at 10:15 AM (#4241948)
Hahn turned down the opportunity to interview for the Pirates' job back when they first hired Huntington.
   2. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: September 21, 2012 at 10:53 AM (#4242001)
I wonder if he Reinsdorf figured the only way to keep them both was to kick Kenny upstairs?
   3. madvillain Posted: September 21, 2012 at 01:18 PM (#4242160)
Hahn turned down the opportunity to interview for the Pirates' job back when they first hired Huntington.


From what I saw of Red Sawx Nation's postings here and on SOSH, he was their first choice to take over for Theo, or at least high on their list. Every offseason Hahn is a hot GM candidate and every offseason he stays with the Sox. It's probably because this deal was a long time coming.


I wonder if he Reinsdorf figured the only way to keep them both was to kick Kenny upstairs?


KW has been making noise about moving upstairs for a couple years now. He wants to spend more time with the family, is a bit burnt out, all the usual things. JR is nothing if not loyal, after bringing the 1st WS championship in around 100 years and producing mostly winning baseball, I'm sure KW has a lifetime job with the Sox if he wants it.

All in all, a good transition, Hahn seems like a real sharp, measured guy, and *knock on wood* with the Sox going to the playoffs, KW can go out on a high note.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Eugene Freedman
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP - March 2015: You’re out, tobacco: Bill would ban products at all California baseball venues
(550 - 5:49pm, Mar 04)
Last: Answer Guy

NewsblogIs Charlie Brown the Worst Manager Ever? – The Hardball Times
(175 - 5:46pm, Mar 04)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogMLBAM Player-Tracking System Is Set for Coming-Out Party This Year : Sports Video Group
(3 - 5:46pm, Mar 04)
Last: winnipegwhip

NewsblogOpening up about Mets visit, Murphy comments | MLB.com
(3 - 5:43pm, Mar 04)
Last: winnipegwhip

NewsblogOT: Soccer March 2015
(35 - 5:37pm, Mar 04)
Last: Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1903 Discussion
(4 - 5:23pm, Mar 04)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogMets ask Billy Bean to suit up, but how do players feel about gay player in baseball?
(129 - 5:23pm, Mar 04)
Last: booond

NewsblogOT: Wrestling Thread November 2014
(663 - 5:15pm, Mar 04)
Last: Chokeland Bill

NewsblogDeadspin: "Sports Analytics" Is Bullshit Now
(31 - 5:00pm, Mar 04)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - March 2015
(232 - 4:50pm, Mar 04)
Last: smileyy

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1902 Ballot
(19 - 4:38pm, Mar 04)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogCubs strike out twice in bid for extended Wrigley construction hours | Chicago
(23 - 4:35pm, Mar 04)
Last: The Id of SugarBear Blanks

NewsblogLOOK: The leg-kick of Murray State's John Lollar is something to behold - CBSSports.com
(5 - 4:17pm, Mar 04)
Last: Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66)

NewsblogReports: Wright confronts Syndergaard - Mets Blog - ESPN New York
(37 - 3:39pm, Mar 04)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

NewsblogAdam Dunn, Juan Pierre, and Why We Need WAR «
(34 - 3:36pm, Mar 04)
Last: cardsfanboy

Page rendered in 0.1624 seconds
48 querie(s) executed