NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Aside from now leading the organizational discussions at the Winter Meetings, like the one that took place before he met with the media on Monday, Rick Hahn doesn't feel much difference as general manager as opposed to past years as assistant general manager and doesn't see a change in those White Sox meetings. Hahn also values the input from executive vice president Ken Williams, who served as general manager for the past 12 years.
"Regardless of title, we had thrown out different ideas and spoke openly in these four walls about how they view the team and how they view our alternatives and what we want to accomplish," Hahn said. "For the last couple of hours, Kenny was sitting across the table from me and just like our scouts and other front-office employees, he was throwing out different ideas and scenarios that were on his mind as well, giving his opinion.
"Over the last six weeks that I have been in this new role, he has been a tremendous resource for me. And he continues in the same sort of aggressive and creative style that he had when he was sitting in this chair."