Yahoo: Rick Hahn has White Sox on right track

Yahoo: Rick Hahn has White Sox on right track
January 15, 2014, 12:15 pm
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Earlier this week, Yahoo's Jeff Passan looked at how Rick Hahn's plan for the White Sox is shaping up -- and he likes what he sees, to an extent.

Read the full article here. It's a solid overview of the shrewd moves Hahn has pulled off after signing Jose Abreu to a $68 million contract, and how the rebuilding plan being implemented has lots of potential, but also plenty of risk.

Rick Hahn might have the perfect pedigree. He earned a law degree from Harvard and an MBA from Northwestern. He spent two years as an agent under Jeff Moorad and another decade ascending the baseball-operations ladder with the White Sox. And when Kenny Williams got bumped up to the president's office, the day-to-day decision-making fell on Hahn. His trades so far: solid. His first draft: scouts liked it. Now comes the difficult part: Rescuing a bedraggled farm system and building upon the good start.

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Passan still ranks the White Sox No. 26 in his top 30 countdown, so there's not much expectation for success in the immediate future. But every rebuilding project carries risk, though it's encouraging for Sox fans to see a positive review of Hahn's first full year on the job.