''I felt like we were going to win it last year,'' Williams said of an American League Central that looked to be dominated by the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians at this time last year. ''I'll tell you if I feel like we are overmatched in the division. I think we can win it [in 2009].''
Big talk for a GM whose rotation is spotty, whose leadoff hitter has yet to be named and whose infield will feature new names at third base, shortstop and second base. Oh, and did we mention the Sox have slashed their payroll?