Originally Posted by Hitmen77
Remember, Jim Thome wanted to come back here for a $1M, 1 year contract at a similar point in his career (his $13M/yr contract had just ended and he was at the tail end of his career. Konerko might come back for that kind of deal.
Yeah, but the Sox didn't
bring back Thome even for that low hometown discount.
The Sox's loyalty in the front office personnel has not manifested itself toward players; the team's not so crazy as to start throwing around seven-figure deals for players just because. They've been more than willing to let veteran, fan favorites walk, usually while they still have something left in the tank (as opposed to Konerko, whose career has taken a nosedive the last 1 1/2 seasons).