CHICAGO -- Following the recent 6-3 West Coast road trip, White Sox general manager Ken Williams seems to have gained a better understanding of his underachieving team.
It's just not quite clear whether Williams will wait to see if things change or if it's time to make a change.
"I got a read on a few things," said Williams, sitting in the White Sox dugout prior to Wednesday's series opener with the American League Central-leading Indians. "It's best I don't say anything right now."
Williams was asked directly about the bounce-back ability possessed by Juan Pierre, the hard-working veteran leadoff man, who has struggled in almost every facet of the game. Pierre entered Wednesday with a .198 average (20-for-101) in his last 27 contests, not to mention six errors in left field and just six stolen bases in 14 attempts.
There even was mention of a more power-packed outfield, which possibly could feature Carlos Quentin, Alex Rios and Dayan Viciedo. Once again, Williams deferred his thoughts on any matter to a later date, "probably about June 1," to be specific, when the White Sox complete their third three-city road trip since April 18. That excursion takes them to Texas, Toronto and Boston, covering 10 games.
"When I'm ready to speak on it, I'll speak on it," Williams said. "I got a few things on my mind."