The book on ... Jose Contreras

BOB ELLIOTT -- Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 3:47 PM ET

What a major-league scout says: "Say what you will about (general manager) Kenny Williams -- and people haven't always said great things about him -- but he won me over when he went out and got Contreras for Esteban Loaiza two years ago. I was a Kenny Williams believer after that deal ... the way (Contreras) helped the Yankees out.

"Contreras is one of the best four of five starters in the big leagues. They have straightened out a couple of things, but he's basically the same pitcher. We'd love to have the guy. We were in on him but the Yanks outbid us when he was a free agent.

"He might be the best of the bunch to come over from Cuba when all is said and done, I know Livan Hernandez and El Duque Hernandez have won World Series rings, but so has this kid.

"He is an all-star in my book. He has all the pitches and he is a competitor."

TEAM IP ERA W-L KS

White Sox 59 1.83 5-0 28


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