Ventura talks rotation on Chicago Baseball Hot Stove
Tue, 6 Dec 2011|
Robin Ventura joins Chuck Garfien on Chicago Baseball Hot Stove, says he'd like to pencil John Danks and Gavin Floyd into the rotation for 30 starts next year - 12/6
I look at you Robin Ventura you and I look at Q I IC a manager. Do you feel. Like I'm Andrea I do it's it's taken a wildcard is. You know from when it was first announced and now you get through this process. Yeah you feel a little little different in mind I feel like a manager. Man I'm glad it I want to ask that because you haven't been on the field as a -- -- it is now I am not looking like one yesterday that I really like I feel like one today -- remember that okay. I could actually. Played a quote that I just heard Jim Tracy your former manager say about you know. -- for you with the Dodgers get things aren't going so well there's something wrong in the club house. To limit us -- the same guys I'm not gonna suit as we go ahead bucket he said they view it as a player. Were able to calm the waters so to speak in this is a quote from him he said he never signed more adept clubhouse general. Then Robin Ventura and if there was ever a person to be prepared to be a great manager he is you about that. That's nice me you know I don't know it's nice I mean I can't sit there and and think. You know that's gonna translate back when your plan that you know it's nice if I respect him as a as a manager that person. And you know for me I learned a lot and playing under him in the house at a point where you kind of in your career in and you look at things differently look out. Coaches to use and why they view things and then you have a lot of respect for him. Okay you're in the mean up there. With John Patrick Kenny Williams and company and they say we're a trade Sergio Santos polish your reaction when you heard that because no one was expecting this. -- need some experience he needs some experience. You know that's. That's one of those things in part of the game that's when you get into it there there's going to be some things that happened that. Don't quite understand it they wouldn't do it unless they thought there again quality arm back. Kid that would make an impact in and that's part of things you take chances like that. You know Sergio is a great player pitcher. You know it's it's tough loss but you're hoping you get that back in town. But his -- so apparently the Blue Jays asked everyone in the room on the White Sox -- -- asked Kenny who's a closer gonna be now he's just really not some names. And he looks at you and what did you say. I'll handle that. I'll we'll we'll figure that out we get to spring training but. What do you think about where it's gonna go ahead he headed right now with the closer situation. Well I mean as of right now you look at math. Jesse. Kind of battling in that spot. We don't know where it's done here for the through this week. You know I have confidence in those guys they had good years and you have to go from there see how it goes in spring training it'll work itself out how do you think White Sox fans are gonna react the -- Word that Kenny Williams used state which is rebuilding. I'm using retooling because there's still guys I mean when you look at our team I've been on rebuilding. This is not rebuilding this is a little more retooling team you know you still haven't Konerko and I expect Adam to have a bounce back here Allison. Gordon and you look at the you have you have guys that are quality players I am in love the infield of what at all encompasses. And it's more retooling and more recently. I'm not gonna use that that. And more surprises in this week are -- there -- -- -- the -- with the White Sox I think you know I would think it would become unless somebody really. You know once one of our players and I think that's the only way that you start moving guys I know you know I would love to be able to have John Danks and him the ball. You know thirty plus times a year Gavin -- same thing so. I'm looking -- to be a little calm yeah. That would get -- com have you seen us he really quickly I have I have I think he won the masters as an amendment Green jacket these weren't around degree Jack yeah. -- can only get away -- these guys and get away with it it's a line in the Green jacket. He won them many golf masters it's not that -- masters. And he's got a bad golf game. It's -- -- thank you so much for joining us always pleasure in not good luck the rest of this offseason thank you.