The young players brought enough:
"We had some tough times this year in getting everyone clicking at the same time. It really never actually happened, but I remain confident in that core group and the bright spot is some of the young players we brought in this year, they certainly have proven they can play, too. So we look at it as a nice blend of our core of veterans with some of our young players, and that will serve us well as time goes on."
That's not to say Williams, an aggressive general manager by nature, won't make some splashy moves during the off-season. But he sounded like he will try to add lesser-known players who are better fits for the scrappy style the Sox want to play.
"This year, very shabby. So it's incumbent on me at this point to go into this off-season and rectify some of the problems we've had this year. And that doesn't necessarily mean pure talent as the problem to fix our holes. Sometimes it's that mix, it's that fit that's right."
More Kenny inside.
on the contract extensions: