Originally Posted by thomas35forever
I don't understand why people are so upset with this. I didn't care to see Konerko back either, but who honestly thought we were competing in 2014 anyway? As long as he's not in the everyday lineup and it's a cheap contract, he could be paid merely to sign autographs for all I care. Plus, it'll be nice to see a franchise legend helping Abreu transition into a big-league player and hopefully, the same guy we've seen at first base for over a decade (with more speed, God willing).
If he's being paid to merely sign autographs, or even to tutor Abreu, they can do that without wasting a roster spot. If people advocating Konerko's return are already resigned to Paulie not contributing anything at the plate or in the field in 2014, then what's the point of bringing him back as a player, and not a coach or team ambassador or whatever?