Originally Posted by DSpivack
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?
It's the 25th man on the roster. A Tyler Greene, Fukudome type of roster spot. Who cares? It's a spot that routinely goes to an awful player. Maybe if he's physically feeling fine, Paulie isn't so awful. If he is awful, the spot is usually awful anyway.