You gotta love Ken Williams. As Kool Moe D once sang, or rather rapped, "I go to work." Williams does just that.
Getting Mike MacDougal from Kansas City was a stroke of genius. How is it that in a league filled with teams that need closers and/or bullpen help that Williams goes out and gets MacDougal for 2 marginal--being kind here--prospects?
Not only does it shore up the bullpen, but it also serves as a shot of adrenaline to closer Bobby Jenks. That part of getting MacDougal is secondary, but nevertheless it will serve as a spur to Jenks to keep working lest he lose his gig. Williams makes these types of moves regularly.
Supposedly the Sox are now leading the Soriano Sweepstakes. I'd rather see them go for a starting pitcher, but another rumor has the Sox getting Soriano simply to deal him in a package for somethung else.
Who knows. As for now, Williams added a pitcher that throws hard, has experience closing and has several years left before free agency. Not only has he helped solidify the pen this year, he's building 2007's team. Genius.