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Frater Perdurabo
01-25-2008, 11:35 AM
If Paulie doesn't get traded, his 10-5 rights kick in early in the 2008 season (I know, insert Frater trade proposal joke here...). If that happens, it's likely that he will play the rest of his contract with the Sox (signed through 2010). Moreover, because he's a fan favorite (and probably a JR favorite), I think it's probable that if he doesn't get traded now, that he likely re-signs with the Sox after the 2010 season (or gets an extension earlier to avoid free agency).

I don't want to have another needless debate on his value to the team or why or why not he should be traded, but rather on where his career numbers might be headed.

This year he's likely to break the 300-HR plateau (he's at 276 currently). Is that something to celebrate? If so, to what extent? Discuss...

Moreover, on his current pace of 31 per year (which ought to be easy to continue at the Cell), he'll likely hit #350 in 2010 and #400 in 2011 or 2012. Should those be celebrated, and to what extent?

If he's with the Sox in 2013 and keeps up his pace, he could break Frank's team record of 448. And if he plays through 2015 (age 39) and avoids injury, he has a shot to exceed 500. And if that happens, should his number be retired?

voodoochile
01-25-2008, 11:48 AM
300 is nice, but the milestones are really 400 and up. He's got a good chance at 500 for his career if his health holds up.

soxfan21
01-25-2008, 11:52 AM
I also think that 300 is alright, maybe give him the ball back and have a short scoreboard montage at the next home game, but that would be about it. Probably the same thing for 400, but if he reaches 500, then that is something that is truly special I think. Just wait til then I guess.

Mr.1Dog
01-25-2008, 12:03 PM
I'll give him a brief standing O and hope for a curtain call for 300.

JermaineDye05
01-25-2008, 12:07 PM
It'd be very nice to see Paulie stick around and make it to 500, but he has a long way to go. Even if he makes it to 500, he has a tough act to follow in Mr. Thome's chase last season.

soxfanatlanta
01-25-2008, 12:17 PM
Every home run Paulie hits should be celebrated. Churros for everybody!

Corlose 15
01-25-2008, 12:19 PM
If what Frater describes happens and Paulie hits 500 all in a Sox uniform 14 for sure goes up on the left center field wall.

HITMEN OF 77
01-25-2008, 12:26 PM
Most likely, if Paulie stays health and stays on the White Sox (which I hope he does), he will hold a lot of White Sox offensive records. 300's great, in 3 years it could be 400.

LITTLE NELL
01-25-2008, 02:36 PM
If Paulie finishes his career with the Sox im going to guess he will end up with 425 to 450 home runs, not too shabby.

WhiteSoxJunkie
01-25-2008, 10:57 PM
I think that with how much Konerko contributed in the 2005 playoffs, if he ends up with over 400 home runs in a Sox uniform, he deserves to have his number retired. Not to mention how much of a fan favorite he was.

Chilli Palmer
01-25-2008, 11:06 PM
I think that with how much Konerko contributed in the 2005 playoffs, if he ends up with over 400 home runs in a Sox uniform, he deserves to have his number retired. Not to mention how much of a fan favorite he was.

I believe when its all said and done #14, #56 and #35 as well as #13 will be retired by the Sox.

oeo
01-26-2008, 12:19 AM
I believe when its all said and done #14, #56 and #35 as well as #13 will be retired by the Sox.

#35 basically is retired; it will never be worn again unless somehow Frank comes back for one last hurrah. Paulie and Buehrle still have a ways to go, though.

Nellie_Fox
01-26-2008, 12:23 AM
It'd be very nice to see Paulie stick around and make it to 500, but he has a long way to go. Even if he makes it to 500, he has a tough act to follow in Mr. Thome's chase last season.I disagree. The vast majority of Thome's homers were hit with other teams. I just didn't get all that excited about it. Paulie's would be a Sox accomplishment, and thus much more meaningful.

sullythered
01-26-2008, 12:01 PM
If Paul Konerko hits 500 home runs, of course his number should be retired.

sox1970
01-26-2008, 12:38 PM
I believe when its all said and done #14, #56 and #35 as well as #13 will be retired by the Sox.

I agree 100%

HomeFish
01-26-2008, 03:23 PM
If Konerko stays healthy that long and hits that many more dingers, it will be a good problem to have.

PKalltheway
01-26-2008, 08:29 PM
Paulie has already put up good enough numbers to have his number retired by the Sox. He was one of the main pieces that helped the Sox get to their first championship in 88 years, and he's second in Sox history in home runs. Everything he does from here on out will be icing on the cake as far as his legacy with the Sox goes.

I'm not sure when we should start celebrating Paulie's home run milestones, though. If not at 300, then certainly at 400.

joepoe
01-26-2008, 09:10 PM
I am more concerned as to whether he will go into hibernation for three months again this summer.

If Paulie doesn't get traded, his 10-5 rights kick in early in the 2008 season (I know, insert Frater trade proposal joke here...). If that happens, it's likely that he will play the rest of his contract with the Sox (signed through 2010). Moreover, because he's a fan favorite (and probably a JR favorite), I think it's probable that if he doesn't get traded now, that he likely re-signs with the Sox after the 2010 season (or gets an extension earlier to avoid free agency).

I don't want to have another needless debate on his value to the team or why or why not he should be traded, but rather on where his career numbers might be headed.

This year he's likely to break the 300-HR plateau (he's at 276 currently). Is that something to celebrate? If so, to what extent? Discuss...

Moreover, on his current pace of 31 per year (which ought to be easy to continue at the Cell), he'll likely hit #350 in 2010 and #400 in 2011 or 2012. Should those be celebrated, and to what extent?

If he's with the Sox in 2013 and keeps up his pace, he could break Frank's team record of 448. And if he plays through 2015 (age 39) and avoids injury, he has a shot to exceed 500. And if that happens, should his number be retired?

Zisk77
01-27-2008, 12:47 PM
That would be estivation Mr. Sunshine. :redneck