Originally Posted by Deadguy
This is the result of longevity, which makes Paul opportunistic as opposed to remarkable. Having career years at the right time helped Paul immensely.
Those two words are the most amusing two words in a silly post. A "career year," by definition, is something that happens one time. It's an outlier where a player for one season, for whatever reason, greatly exceeds his career norms. For example, Esteban Loaiza had a "career year" in a White Sox uni in 2003.
It's impossible to have multiple "career years." If a guy has more than one season where he plays extremely well, that is a phenomenon known as "being a good player." A "good player" is something that Konerko was for a very long time on the South Side of Chicago. He's in decline now, and the end is near. However, it is ludicrous to piss on what he has accomplished in a White Sox uniform just because you don't like the decision to bring him back for one last season.