Originally Posted by Foulke You
As much as it hurts me to say it, I agree. Father time has caught up to Konerko in a big way. He cannot stay healthy anymore and appears to have developed a chronic back issue to go with his chronic wrist issues. Back issues usually don't go away, especially at age 37 (going on 38). He's had a tremendous career and his #14 will be retired but this is the end. I hope he makes the decision easier for the Sox by hanging up the spikes at the end of 2013.
Agreed. I think this is Paul's last year with the Sox. It's been a great run, but it's time to move on. I think (and hope) Paul knows that himself.