It can't be a good sign for an organization when the guy making the deals feels he should be demoted.
That's apparently how it is for the Chicago White Sox.
Apparently, GM Kenny Williams feels someone better should be doing his job, offering to step down and take another role in the organization.
"I offered (the GM job) because, listen, I'm a big believer in self-analysis and self-assessment," Williams told reporters, according to ESPN Chicago. "I have a perspective that is one of needing, not wanting, needing this organization to be amongst the best in baseball. Another world championship puts you on the map, in my opinion, as an organization that stands and speaks for something. And that's what I wanted. That's what I still want out of my tenure here."
When asked when he offered to give up his job, Williams said, "One year ago, six months ago, four months, three weeks ago, two weeks ago."
Williams is just oozing in confidence these days, isn't he?
"I've been sitting in this chair for a long time anyway. I think I've told you guys before that there comes a time where everyone has an expiration date," he said. "I can accept that. But I'd still like to be a part of building something and hope that it can transition into that. If it doesn't, it doesn't, and you move on. But for now, I'm a White Sox and I want another banner up there."
According to Williams, chairman Jerry Reinsdorf listened to the idea of Williams stepping down and "didn't like it very much." Apparently, even though his boss has some sort of blind love for him, Williams tried again to get out of the GM job.
"I felt compelled to reiterate again that I was completely prepared to vacate the seat," Williams said. "And I even expounded on that by telling him if, in fact, it was his feeling that Ozzie and I needed to work together, I had no problems along those lines. Do I wish certain things had been done differently? And handled differently? Absolutely. But I would have gone into it committed to making it work for the betterment of the Chicago White Sox."
I suppose paying Jake Peavy ($70 million), Alex Rios ($72.7 million) and Adam Dunn ($56 million) nearly $200 million would make even those most hard-headed person punish themselves.
Either way, a captain probably shouldn't admit to wanting to ditch the boat, even if it is sinking cause he can't steer.