The long-awaited transition of the White Sox’s front office will be announced Friday when Ken Williams is promoted to overseeing the baseball operations department, with assistant general manager Rick Hahn elevated to Williams’ GM duties.
A major league source confirmed the moves shortly after the team announced a news conference was scheduled for Friday. The elevation of Williams and promotion of Hahn had been anticipated as early as 2008 — after the Sox’s last American League Central title.
The transitions will complete a 13-year run as GM for Williams, 48, who constructed the Sox’s 2005 World Series title team — their lone world title since 1917. As head of baseball operations, he will retain his title as a senior vice president.
At the end of the 2012 season, Williams spoke of the team’s challenge to attract more fans to U.S. Cellular Field, and he’s expected to provide input outside of the baseball department.
The promotion of Hahn, 41, completes five years of his candidacies as a GM in baseball circles. He either has interviewed, turned down interviews or been denied the chance to interview for GM positions with the Pirates Cardinals, Mariners, Mets and Angels.
Posted: October 26, 2012 at 04:39 AM | 7 comment(s)
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