He's only been White Sox general manager for four months, so let's give Rick Hahn some time to make his mark. But as the past two days at SoxFest clearly indicated, Hahn is different than his predecessor, Kenny Williams. When he was in the GM chair from 2001-12, Williams was always "dreaming big." And he thoroughly enjoyed adding big-name players like David Wells, Jermaine Dye, Jim Thome, Ken Griffey Jr., Jake Peavy and Adam Dunn while also chasing the likes of Alex Rodriguez, Miguel Cabrera, Roy Halladay and Torii Hunter. As Hahn advances in the job, maybe he'll follow suit and bring big-time players to a big-market team. For now, White Sox fans have to settle for third baseman Jeff Keppinger and relief pitchers Matt Lindstrom as new additions for 2013, although Hahn did manage to re-sign two key starting pitchers: Peavy and Gavin Floyd.
Hahn's style might be to allow players to develop
Daily Herald Tribune | Jan 27