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The masterful cool of Kenny Williams

Sox GM doesn't bat an eye, pulls off Peavy deal

Originally Published: August 1, 2009
By Scoop Jackson | ESPN.com

The day before, he gave no impression, no idea. He walked around the offices of U.S. Cellular Field with a smile on his face while his team sent a message to the American League. No one knew.

The next day he came in calm. Same demeanor. But that was a disguise.

When the news broke that the White Sox finally closed a deal that they had begun piecing together last season, bringing 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy to town, general manager Kenny Williams had the same look ...

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