General Manager Ken Williams fired manager Jerry Manuel and started going over player personnel to…
Sox Notes - 10/22/03
--LHP Scott Schoeneweis will do everything he can to stretch his arm out this offseason. The Sox plan to use him as a starter next year and want to see him ready to take on that role once spring training begins.
--DH/1B Frank Thomas has been very quiet about which direction he is leaning when it comes time to decide on his option for next season. Thomas will have until a week after the World Series ends to take a $6 million option for next season or pass the option onto the club for $8 million. If they turn him down, then Thomas can become a free agent with a $2 million buyout.
--RHP Jon Garland is expected to sign a multiyear deal and avoid arbitration this spring. The two sides have started talking in the last week.
BY THE NUMBERS: .322 -- Over his last 47 games of the regular season, Joe Crede went 56-of-174 (.322) with eight home runs and 30 RBI.
QUOTE TO NOTE: "Kick their (butts) so I can get Manuel's job." -- The alleged statement made by Double-A Birmingham manager Wally Backman to Twins manager Ron Gardenhire right before Minnesota faced the Sox in a big three-game series near the end of the regular season.
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