Fox Sports baseball reporter Ken Rosenthal has sources that indicate White Sox executive vice President Kenny Williams is considering resigning.
Rosenthal said the White Sox balked at giving the Blue Jays permission to speak about taking over as Toronto’s CEO/president.
Williams, in turn, is considering resigning, Rosenthal reports.
Williams, in turn, is considering resigning. Promotion to president/CEO is a major step, just as it would be for #Orioles’ Duquette.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 7, 2014
Williams produced the best winning percentage of any general manager in White Sox history during his 12 seasons on the job, steering the team to a World Series title in 2005, two division titles and five second-place finishes.
Williams left his post as general manager and became the executive VP in 2012.
ESPN’s Buster Olney also reported that the Blue Jays were, indeed, pursuing Williams.
Sources: The Blue Jays have also discussed White Sox executive vice president Ken Williams as a replacement for Paul Beeston.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 7, 2014