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LATruBlue
03-07-2004, 06:51 PM
http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/sports_story.asp?intID=3805368

bc2k
03-07-2004, 06:59 PM
Originally posted by LATruBlue
http://www.dailyherald.com/sports/sports_story.asp?intID=3805368



Coming off a subpar 2003 and entering the final season of a three-year, $23 million contract, Konerko realizes his days in a Sox uniform could be numbered.

:?: Final season?



LATruBlue, FYI you can't post entire articles here. I suggest editing your post.

Daver
03-07-2004, 07:04 PM
Originally posted by bc2k
:?: Final season?



LATruBlue, FYI you can't post entire articles here. I suggest editing your post.

I edited it for him.

It is a violation of copyright laws to post articles here,we don't need the problems.

Jerry_Manuel
03-07-2004, 07:18 PM
2005 is his last year...

Paul Konerko 1B CHW Signed Nov 2002 - 3 years/$23M
2003: $6.25M
2004: $8.0M
2005: $8.75M
-2004 & 2005 salaries rise by $0.5M if traded

SoxxoS
03-07-2004, 07:22 PM
Konerko will get hot...hopefully it will be the first half of the season...so we can trade him for decent value right around the trading deadline. Actually, it doesn't have to be decent, just get that contracts off the books, please KW.

WinningUgly!
03-07-2004, 08:00 PM
"Twenty years from now, when I look back on it, all those numbers will blend in with the rest of my numbers,'' Konerko said. "But I'll be proud of the fact that I showed up every day. And when I was hitting (.190) and a guy was on second, I had no problem getting him over and then be hitting (.189).

If guys hitting .300+ would only think this way.

SEALgep
03-07-2004, 08:40 PM
I like his attitude, and I believe he will rebound and be productive this year. However, I don't know how accurate this article is. I know what Paulie says is, but to say Maggs, Konerko, Thomas, Valentin are all heading out if things aren't picked up right away sounds like a stretch. We shall see, but I only see Konerko or Maggs as possibilities, and them only if Konerko gets respectable value and Maggs if they are convinced he is no longer a possibility to be resigned (and we are out of contention.)

Brian26
03-07-2004, 09:04 PM
Suprising article. The Konerko rumors come out of nowhere, as you would think he would have been dealt already this winter. At this point, I think the Sox will go with him until at least the All-Star Break, and then make decisions based on their record.

Rex Hudler
03-07-2004, 09:29 PM
Did that writer sleep in and miss his wakeup call? Was there any new information in that article? Maybe he had a hot date last night and decided to just rehash everything that has already been said to save some time?

LATruBlue
03-07-2004, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by Daver
I edited it for him.

It is a violation of copyright laws to post articles here,we don't need the problems.

My bad. I'll be more careful next time. Thx.

kermittheefrog
03-08-2004, 04:58 AM
I'm sure the Sox would love to deal him but who is going to take him? Why trade for him and give him 8.5 and 9.25 million if you can get similar players who didn't tank half a season for less than half of what Konerko is making. Derek Lee has pretty much established himself as one of baseball's better first basemen and he's making Konerko money. Konerko's contract is about as bad as it gets right now. Who has a worse contract? Chan Ho Park. Anybody else?

PaulDrake
03-08-2004, 07:13 AM
Actually, it doesn't have to be decent, just get that contracts off the books, please KW. Just dump? Don't get any value in return? Put in your application. JR just might hire you.

HURT35
03-08-2004, 08:54 AM
"twenty years from now, I'll be able to look back and say that man on first and second, no one out, I could go 6-4-3 with the best of them..."

SEALgep
03-08-2004, 09:00 AM
Originally posted by kermittheefrog
Konerko's contract is about as bad as it gets right now. Who has a worse contract? Chan Ho Park. Anybody else? Griffey.

sas1974
03-08-2004, 09:13 AM
Originally posted by kermittheefrog
Konerko's contract is about as bad as it gets right now. Who has a worse contract? Chan Ho Park. Anybody else?

A-Rod

A. Cavatica
03-08-2004, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by sas1974
A-Rod

Not any more. The Yanks are only paying him $16M/year.

The_Floridian
03-08-2004, 11:54 AM
If Konerko were to be dealt, he would have to go to a team that 1) actually needs a first baseman and 2) can afford to take on his contract.

Everyone keeps mentioning the Dodgers, but there are things to consider there. The Dodgers just moved Shawn Green to first base to make room in the outfield for Trammell, and they can put Trammell on first too. They also have Ventura and LoDuca, both of whom they were talking about putting there as well. The Dodgers do need more pop in their lineup, and if they decide that putting Green back in the outfield to make room for Konerko is smart, then they must also make this decision: Is Paul Konerko's bat and the heavy contract attached to it a better deal than Trammell and Ventura?

I think it's a good deal for the Dodgers, but I don't know if they do, or they would have pulled the trigger by now.

The Dodgers also have an incredible, 20-year old, power hitting first baseman in their farm system named James Loney, and I think they want to have him in Dodger blue pretty soon.

There are three other teams, however, that I think might want Konerko.

1) Anaheim. Their outfield is so stocked that they have had to put their gold-glove center fielder Darrin Erstad on first base. Can you believe it? The Angels might be willing to let go of Erstad, or Chone Figgins, who will be one of the game's premiere lead-off men very soon, in exchange for Konerko. And they have the bankroll to take on most of his contract too.

2) Tampa Bay. I know it's a longshot, but if we could snag Carl Crawford and his 55 steals (we need speed) it would be worth it, even if we had to eat most of PK's contract.

3) Baltimore. Yes they already have Segui and Palmeiro, but Segui's bat doesn't have enough punch and Palmeiro is on the DH track. If we could get Jerry Hairston Jr., an Illinois native, solid fielding second baseman, and speedy baserunner, it could be a hell of a good deal.

All that said, I'm really going to miss Paulie if he gets dealt. But if we intend to even have a shot at hanging onto Magglio, I don't see any way we can keep him.

Rex Hudler
03-08-2004, 12:15 PM
I think there is still a chance Maggs will be moved to the Dodgers. Not sure how great that chance is, but I think it could still be breathing.

SEALgep
03-08-2004, 12:27 PM
Originally posted by Rex Hudler
I think there is still a chance Maggs will be moved to the Dodgers. Not sure how great that chance is, but I think it could still be breathing. It's probably not great because KW isn't going to drop his price demand for him, especially since we are in a position to win the division. Plus I'm sure he wouldn't even consider signing back with us for next year if he got dealt. Not saying we will for sure if we keep him, but there is a possibility we will. However, not that anyone of them can replace Magg's production this year, or even in the same way later on, but we have outfield depth. I think the Dodgers are going to start the season as is, or at least wait deep into ST to see what they really need, but thus far, they seem stingy with their resources when they are the team in need. Maybe they just don't see it that way.

SEALgep
03-08-2004, 01:02 PM
PK was just on the score. He was pretty funny, but they talked seriously about last year and his swing. Sounded positive. The funniest part I thought was at the end when he said he might not be able to do as well as last year with these steroid testings. It fit the context of the conversation and was completely a joke, it had me laughing. :D:

WinningUgly!
03-08-2004, 01:29 PM
Originally posted by kermittheefrog
Konerko's contract is about as bad as it gets right now. Who has a worse contract? Chan Ho Park. Anybody else?

Edgardo Alfonzo
2004: $5.5M
2005: $6.5M
2006: $7.0M

Pat Burrell
2004: $4.0M
2005: $7.0M
2006: $9.5M
2007: $13.0M
2008: $14.0M

Sean Casey
2004: $6.8M
2005: $7.8M

Jeff Cirillo
2004: $6.725M
2005: $7.025M
2006: Team option $7.625M or $1.25M buyout

Darren Dreifort
2004: $11.0M
2005: $13.0M

Darin Erstad
2004: $7.5M
2005: $8.0M
2006: $8.5M

Shawn Green
2004: $16.0M
2005: $16.0M

Ken Griffey Jr.
2004: $12.5M
2005: $12.5M
2006: $12.5M
2007: $12.5M
2008: $12.5M
2009: Team option with $4.0M buyout

Mike Hampton
2004: $12.0M [ATL $2.0M / FLA $10.0M]
2005: $12.5M [ATL $1.5M / FLA $11.0M]
2006: $13.5M
2007: $14.5M
2008: $15.0M
2009: Team option $20.0M or $6.0M buyout

Bobby Higginson
2004: $8.85M
2005: $11.85M

Charles Johnson
2004: $9.0M
2005: $9.0M

Jason Kendall
2004: $8.0M
2005: $10.0M
2006: $11.0M
2007: $13.0M

Paul Konerko
2004: $8.0M
2005: $8.75M

Denny Neagle
2004: $9.0M
2005: $10.0M
2006: Team option $12.5M or $9.0M buyout

Chan Ho Park
2004: $13.0M
2005: $14.0M
2006: $15.0M

Larry Walker
2004: $12.5M
2005: $12.5M
2006: Team option $15.0M or $1.0M buyout

Jeff Weaver
2004: $6.25M
2005: $9.25M

MisterB
03-08-2004, 01:31 PM
Originally posted by Rex Hudler
I think there is still a chance Maggs will be moved to the Dodgers. Not sure how great that chance is, but I think it could still be breathing.

From what I've seen, the Dodgers aren't looking to make a pennant drive this year. If they want Ordonez, they'll wait until he's FA at the year's end.