KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Somewhere out there, Ken Williams is lurking. His manager knows it and his players know it, but when and where will the general manager strike on another deal?
He acquired reserve catcher Ramon Castro on Friday, already tried to land San Diego ace Jake Peavy last week, and is rumored to be smack dab on the trail of the likes of an Erik Bedard or Roy Oswalt.
Manager Ozzie Guillen didn't even know what was coming next from his stealth-like GM.
"I don't know,'' Guillen replied on Saturday. "In the past, I say I'm happy with what I have. Right now, this team has been so inconsistent. One week we play unbelievable and the next week we don't. Right now, the way we play right now, I will take my chances with this club.''
What do his players think:
"We don't have any control over what he does or what anybody does. We can't concern ourselves with what's going on. All we can do, like we said when the Peavy thing was going on, is worry about the guys that are here. We've been playing better the last 10 games or so and we think we're finally getting to where we need to be, and that's good, solid pitching and some hitting. Whatever Kenny thinks will help, we'll gladly appreciate it.'' - A.J. Pierzynski
"He's out there looking, yeah, He's always looking to make our club better and as players you respect that.'' - Jim Thome
"It let's us realize, and we always knew that, but he is going to do everything in his power to try and win baseball games. He wants to put the organization in the right position to do so, and we're all for winning games.'' - Clayton Richard