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Duane Shaffer won't vote for Ken Williams

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Seems Duane Shaffer isn't very happy with Kenny:

Williams said he had been on the phone most of Monday and only had four or five hours of sleep over the past couple of days. Williams' busy schedule kept him from hearing a morning interview on WSCR 670 AM, the team's flagship station, with Duane Shaffer. The White Sox longtime scouting director, who was relieved of his duties in late June, talked about a deteriorating relationship with Williams over the years and how a number of his picks were traded away, hurting his particular effectiveness. When told of the comments, including his ranking by Shaffer during the interview somewhere near the bottom of the general managers he worked with, Williams didn't offer up any clever retort. He did talk about the difficulty of making such a decision in regard to another man's job.

"As I sit here and chuckle about it a bit, the other side is I wish I didn't have to do that. Still, no matter what he said today or may say in the future, I never wanted it to get to that point. I take it very seriously when you're affecting someone's livelihood and moving something from them that they've had for a long time. I don't take it lightly. It still turns my stomach when I have to do it. And it's a lot for me to get to that point. Regardless of what he said, I appreciate it. We got a ring together and I wish him well."

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BTW, it seems Pods will probably join Gavin Floyd in his trip to Chicago tomorrow.