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MRKARNO
02-17-2005, 09:59 PM
If you have XM, it's station number 175. I just might take notes for y'all but we'll see if he says anything of importance first.

MRKARNO
02-17-2005, 10:17 PM
Kenny Williams:

-A little cloudy in AZ
-Nice to be back in Spring Training
-"Great guys" on the club; players are very accomodating to fans
-Last season was difficult, losing Thomas and Maggs midseason
-Sox scuffled after losing those two
-Sox were able to get Garcia and Contreras, setting stage for this year's club
-Tired of 2nd place
-Praised Twins, but told Gardenhire and Ryan he's tired of losing to them
-Wanted to reshape, remodel team last offseason
-Feast or famine last year with Homers
-Too inconsistant last year
-Wanted more speed, contact and balance
-First and foremost was the pitching staff with Garcia
-Feels good about starting rotation
-Also feels good about Vizcaino and Hermanson, who he sees as Set up men for Shingo
-Relievers will make the game short
-5 consecutive season of 200+ homers, one of 2 teams in history (along with current Yankees)
-Sacrificed a little power
-NL flavor, but AL-like middle of the lineup
-Host didnt know that Maggs was a Free Agent
-Was never able to resign Maggs as he was not privy to the health information
-Spread the wealth from Carlos Lee trade
-All-Inclusive style of management with Reinsy and Ozzie
-Kenny gets the final call on most issues
-KW will be happy if Podsednik's OBP settles in between 2003 and 2004 numbers
-Have to look beyond the numbers when evaluating players
-No setbacks in Frank's rehab
-Time to listen to Frank about his health
-KW will let Frank determine when he's ready to play
-OFs will be on a rotation based on who Ozzie feels needs a day off
-Thought talking about Canseco was a waste of time
-"It is what it is" in regards to Canseco allegations
-More focused on book than long-term health of steroid users
-Shocked and saddened by lack of African-Americans in today's game (in reference to black history month)
-Baseball is just too expensive for many African-Americans
-Praised Compton RBI facility which is being built
-Needs to be a greater emphasis on inner city baseball programs
-Other sports are more glamourous
-Baseball is greater when it's more diverse

kingpin_rcs
02-18-2005, 01:27 AM
Thanks for the update!

nccwsfan
02-18-2005, 06:16 AM
-Host didnt know that Maggs was a Free Agent

That was kind of funny...Ronnie "Nighttrain" Lane asked KW to discuss his thoughts of the Magglio trade. KW told him he was a free agent and you had that awkward "oh..." following. KW saved him but I was amazed- good fact checking by Lane.

tlebar318
02-18-2005, 09:46 AM
That was kind of funny...Ronnie "Nighttrain" Lane asked KW to discuss his thoughts of the Magglio trade. KW told him he was a free agent and you had that awkward "oh..." following. KW saved him but I was amazed- good fact checking by Lane.

Yeah I was listening to that also--very akward moment for the host when he tried to discuss the Magglio "trade" to Detroit :?: