Living here in New York, I must admit that I do not read the Chicago Sun-Times too often, despite the fact that Roger Ebert kind of reminds me of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man (I mean this as a compliment, Roger, don’t get mad). But I do recall Joe Cowley as the man who inexplicably put Derek Jeter sixth on his MVP ballot in 2006. So we know we’re dealing with a very rational human being here.
Within this article, Cowley has actually created a score sheet to evaluate the trades that White Sox GM Kenny Williams has made… this past off-season… Less than ten games into the 2007 season, Cowley has apparently seen enough to confidently claim victory on behalf of Williams for all of these trades. Favorite quote:
“(Williams’ smirk) was bordering on smug, teetering on, ”I told you so.” Through six weeks of spring training and a week of the regular season, Williams has earned that right.”