But even with the White Sox sitting at 16-22 following Tuesday afternoon's 6-2 victory over Detroit at Comerica Park, trailing Minnesota by 7 1/2 games, manager Ozzie Guillen still doesn't believe his squad needs a quick fix to be successful.
"Where do we put him? That's my point," said Guillen, when asked about Williams pulling off his trademark big-ticket move. "That's what I say when I talk about this team. I look around and I look at what we need.
"That's my thing. What do we need? Those guys should be fine. If we need a designated hitter or another pitcher in the bullpen, Kenny knows, but this is good enough. That's why it kills me every day."
The White Sox actually are fairly set at every spot, aside from lack of production coming from the left-handed side of the plate. A.J. Pierzynski has the highest RBI total among White Sox left-handed hitters at 11, and of the four hitters scheduled to hit from the left side in Tuesday's lineup, including switch-hitter Omar Vizquel, Juan Pierre's .247 average was the only one above .220.
Instead of making a massive overhaul, Guillen simply hopes his players perform up to their potential.
"I can say, 'OK, let's point this finger to these people.' No, we don't have enough fingers to point at what we're doing, how bad we're playing," Guillen said. "We don't. I thought the pitching staff was pretty good, all of a sudden I look at it and say, 'Wow, hmmm, not that good.' That's why you cannot ... .
"We're playing good, just not winning games, getting the big hit, catching the big break."