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Old 12-05-2013, 02:46 PM
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Yeah, I agree. The fact that the organization has yet to address its lackluster catching situation is the thing causing me the most frustration as a Sox fan at the moment. An upgrade at catcher is No. 1 on my offseason wish list.
Very tough position to fill. I would try to find someone that could carry the tools and not worry about his stick at all. Is there someone out there like that? I dont know.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:54 PM
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Yep...Welcome back, Paulie.

I'm still hoping Hahn has something up his sleeve for a catcher.
Paulie hasn't caught in 20 years or so. Could he be worse than the other two guys? Is Hahn that clever?

As far as PK putting any butts in the seats: Are the people saying this the same ones who claimed Ventura was initially hired for the same reason?
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Old 12-05-2013, 04:20 PM
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I thought about Paul putting fans in the seats. He will definitely put fans in the seats whenever his day is. Other than that he probably will help bring some causal fans into the park. A casual fan will be familiar with his name and face. It appears as though the causal fan will look at next years box score and think it is a winter league team. Familiar names and faces can bring in causal fans for an occasional game or two.
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Old 12-05-2013, 05:46 PM
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I thought about Paul putting fans in the seats. He will definitely put fans in the seats whenever his day is. Other than that he probably will help bring some causal fans into the park. A casual fan will be familiar with his name and face. It appears as though the causal fan will look at next years box score and think it is a winter league team. Familiar names and faces can bring in causal fans for an occasional game or two.
I still posit that a small, small number of people are going to any game to see Paul Konerko. I'd love to hear how many people said they did last year.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:39 PM
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I went to the last game of the year mainly because I thought it could be Konerko's last one as a player. Of course, the final day of the season is different than other days in the season.

Having said that, some fans might come to a game late in the 2014 season just to see Paulie play one more time.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:22 PM
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:39 PM
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Roster flexibility. Who gives a ****, this a 90 loss team.
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Old 12-05-2013, 07:58 PM
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Of course you had no answer for my question about who Konerko is taking ABs from. Because the only fair answer to that question is Dunn, and nobody cares if he loses ABs.
He's probably also going to snaking at bats from Abreu.

Let me just say the first time I see Konerko and Dunn in the lineup card together, I might go berserk.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:06 PM
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Let me just say the first time I see Konerko and Dunn in the lineup card together, I might go berserk.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:32 PM
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He's probably also going to snaking at bats from Abreu.

Let me just say the first time I see Konerko and Dunn in the lineup card together, I might go berserk.
Well, Abreu has never played a 162-game season at the highest level of the sport before. He will need some days off, I'm sure. Hopefully, Abreu plays about 140 games and hits the hell out of the ball. Konerko can start the other 22 at 1B. That's fine.
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Old 12-05-2013, 10:34 PM
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Are we forgetting a little thing called SPRING TRAINING????
I thought you meant in games that matter. In which case we'll be fine since those won't be happening til 2015.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:57 PM
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I thought you meant in games that matter. In which case we'll be fine since those won't be happening til 2015.
You're more optimistic than I.
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Old 12-06-2013, 01:15 AM
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Keeping Konerko doesn't mean they aren't starting to bring in something new. Are A. Garcia and Abreu not new? I believe they are. And the offseason isn't done. There might be more "new" pieces acquired before spring training begins.

Of course you had no answer for my question about who Konerko is taking ABs from. Because the only fair answer to that question is Dunn, and nobody cares if he loses ABs.

This whole idea that Konerko was brought back to placate fans is a cynical fallacy. Since when has Konerko's presence ever sold tickets? Maybe for a few games at the end of last year? He isn't even going to play everyday. The whole argument is more manufactured outrage.
Just like you have no answer to who's going to be your left handed bat who can his over 30 + Hrs and hit near a 100 rbi's. But save this post because I want to hear you spincast this one and how he helped the 2014 in anyway.


Taking AB away from a kid like Semian L.Garcia A. Garcia Abrue Gillaspie or anyone that has a pulse basically. Young kids need every AB they can get. Sox are so top loaded with INF bench players it's ridiculous. And you're telling us they have no one presently on their bench that can do the same job Konerko can do?

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