Originally Posted by Brian26
Konerko's homer was one of the two runs the Sox scored last night, so I don't comprehend this "he hurts the team whenever he is out there" line. His bat speed has been reduced and the power is diminished, but his production isn't going to be replaced by anyone directly or indirectly in the system from what I can tell (that includes moving Viciedo to 1B and bringing up one of the Charlotte OFers).
No speed, no range, and a 0.250 average? They can grossly overpay for that kind of production on the open market and it would still be cheaper than resigning Konerko.