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White Sox Quote of the Day: Ken Williams

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Kenny won't use Brandon McCarthy as a reliever anymore:

[Scott Merkin]

"He doesn't like to pitch out of the bullpen, and that leaves us with two alternatives. Either put him in the rotation in Chicago, or put him in the rotation in [Triple-A] Charlotte. If a guy's heart isn't in something, you are not going to get the best out of him. So, [pitching out of the bullpen] is not an option."
B-Mac isn't going anywhere though
"He's not available."
Now about others:
"I've had conversations [with other teams] concerning all the members of our rotation. Has anything been attractive enough for me to break up what I think is still one [heck] of a rotation and a rested rotation? No. We aren't going to do it just to create room because Brandon wants to pitch out of the rotation. That's not the way this works."

B-Mac didn't like the Charlotte part but I don't thnink he has anything to worry:

"I've said it a million times. I always want to start, and I hope the opportunity is presented to me, because I'm ready to do that now. But I would rather be in the big leagues than in Charlotte. At this point of my career, with two years in the Majors, to go back there next year ... it's certainly not something that excites me."
"I'm most comfortable starting, and that's where I think the team will get the best out of me and see the most success. But I'm not putting a gun to anyone's head and saying, 'I have to start or they are not going to get my full effort.' That sort of talk is best left up to Randy Moss. I'm going to pitch my heart out wherever they put me, and I don't think I was beyond awful as a reliever."

And Coop's take:

"I do believe he's better suited as a starter, but I'm not saying he couldn't still be a reliever. He did a lot of nice things out of the bullpen but floundered at times, too. I give him the benefit of the doubt there."