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Jjav829
11-05-2003, 06:33 PM
At the bottom of the article on the Sox site about Loaiza being named AL Comeback Player of the Year is this blurb:

In other news, the White Sox announced David Wilder has been named special assistant to general manager Ken Williams. Wilder previously has worked with the Chicago Cubs and Milwaukee Brewers, serving as a special assignment scout for the team this past season.

Wilder held the title of vice president for player personnel under former Brewers general manager Dean Taylor.

Hondo
11-05-2003, 06:36 PM
That's cool and all but I'd like to see the Sox start to pick up a Bill James, Larry Luchino, Theo Epstein, JP Richardi type guy.

That's me though.


Sabermetrics for all!!!

crector
11-05-2003, 06:37 PM
So KW has hired a guy to a top position who's worked in the Milwaukee Brewers and Cubs organizations, both of which are nothing but bunches of pathetic losers.

Why am I not surprised?

batmanZoSo
11-05-2003, 07:30 PM
You shouldn't be surprised.

Nor should you be about the news that KW is expected to announce the signing of second baseman Eddie Gaedel, whom he feels fits his vision of a team of grinders.

Daver
11-05-2003, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by batmanZoSo
You shouldn't be surprised.

Nor should you be about the news that KW is expected to announce the signing of second baseman Eddie Gaedel, whom he feels fits his vision of a team of grinders.

Now there is a guy who knew how to take a walk.

DrCrawdad
11-06-2003, 07:09 AM
The Sox also hired Dave Wilder to be a special assistant to Williams. Wilder essentially replaces Ed Brinkman, who served as a special assistant to former GM Ron Schueler. - Cubune.

Who is Dave Wilder, the new "special assistant" to Kenny? Is Wilder a friend of Kenny's? It doesn't seem that Wilder is a former teammate of Kenny's.

DrCrawdad
11-06-2003, 07:14 AM
Then I saw this on the Sun-Times:

NOTES: The Sox named Dave Wilder special assistant to general manager Ken Williams. Wilder, 43, spent the last four seasons with the Milwaukee Brewers, working as a special assignment scout and vice president of player personnel. He was the Cubs' assistant general manager in 1999.

I'd be interested to hear what anyone knows about this guy or the hire.

crector
11-06-2003, 07:16 AM
If you had bothered to scroll down before posting, you would have seen this:

http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&threadid=26299

DrCrawdad
11-06-2003, 07:34 AM
April 3, 1987: (Dennis Eckersley) Traded by the Chicago Cubs with Dan Rohn to the Oakland Athletics for Brian Guinn (minors), Dave Wilder (minors), and Mark Leonette (minors). - Baseball Reference.com

For those who don't recall, Wilder was very well thought of as a part of
the Cubs front office and had a big role in making some deals during the
Ed Lynch era. He then departed for Milwaukee where he got a promotion.
My guess is that he got thrown out with Dean Taylor and has now
resurfaced as an assistant for Kenny Williams. - Link (http://www.google.com/groups?selm=LNCdneQpuudoGzSiRVn-hA%40giganews.com&output=gplain)
If Molitor rebuffed the Brewers, bench coach Jerry Royster -- who was
named the interim manager on Thursday -- might be next in line to
replace Lopes. The promotion of Royster, an African-American, would
boost Selig's efforts to increase minority hiring. The Brewers, however,
are an industry leader in that regard -- Lopes and four of his coaches
are minorities, as is assistant general manager Dave Wilder. - Link (http://www.google.com/groups?selm=3CBF5AC4.4060609%40removethis.mindspri ng.com&output=gplain)

DrCrawdad
11-06-2003, 07:40 AM
Originally posted by crector
[B]If you had bothered to scroll down before posting, you would have seen this:


Thank-you for kindly pointing that out.

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crector
11-06-2003, 09:04 AM
Originally posted by DrCrawdad
Thank-you for kindly pointing that out.

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Your welcome.