The White Sox, acknowledging that they cannot be competitive with Detroit and Minnesota in the coming year, have thrown in the towel. With the report that the Chicago White Sox have signed Andruw Jones to a one year deal, Kenny Williams has signaled that the White Sox have no intention of even trying in 2010.
"Look, sometimes you just have to be honest with yourself," explained Williams. "We're looking long-term. The short-term? Not so much."
Andruw Jones was once a sure fire hall of famer, but has never been able to perform outside of Atlanta or inside of drug testing, often showing up to training camp looking more like a contestant on 'The Biggest Loser' than a ballplayer. By signing him prior to the 2010 campaign, Chicago sends a clear message to their fans.
"Forget about next year," is how Williams boiled down that message. "It's only a one year deal, so we have high hopes for 2011. In the meantime, we just need some bodies to take up space. Enter Mr. Jones."