The Chicago White Sox hired its general manager Rick Hahn in late October, after the team bottomed out at the end of the year and missed the playoffs.
That only gives Hahn more reason to continue the same kind of aggressive roster movement the White Sox had been known for under former general manager, now team president, Kenny Williams. It's not about the sizzle of those moves, but rather, the steak.
"Look, I firmly believe that if we win, if we put a product on the field that merits the fans' patronage and devotion, they will come," Hahn told ESPN. "If it's a splashy move, it will only be made because we feel it will help us win ballgames which is ultimately the goal."
Hahn said conversations with the agents of A.J. Pierzynski and Kevin Youkilis, but neither is thought to have a great chance of rejoining the club in 2013. With a shallow free agency pool this year, Hahn said he's not looking to make a splash during baseball's winter meetings, which run from Dec. 2-6 in Nashville, but rather bring in the right players to help Chicago get past Detroit in the AL Central.
Those players may have to come via trade.
Hahn mentioned there was some interest in some of the White Sox pitching prospects, and he expressed some desire to bring in a left-handed bat to give manager Robin Ventura some flexibility with his lineup.