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Old 06-28-2011, 12:26 PM
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Default Would you trade Konerko?

If the Sox manage to plummet in the standings by the trade deadline, would you trade Paulie?

I realize he's the face of the team right now, and I'm sure a lot of people would like him to finish his career here.

However, considering he's under control for the next two seasons and he's having another monster year, I think the Sox could certainly get a pretty good package for him.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:27 PM
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Most everyone is going to say no, but this team really could use a nice influx of prospects.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:27 PM
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Didn't even read your post. Thread title=No.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:29 PM
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:31 PM
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If it's rebuild time, absolutely.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:33 PM
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If the Sox manage to plummet in the standings by the trade deadline, would you trade Paulie?

I realize he's the face of the team right now, and I'm sure a lot of people would like him to finish his career here.

However, considering he's under control for the next two seasons and he's having another monster year, I think the Sox could certainly get a pretty good package for him.
His pesky no trade clause might get in the way.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:33 PM
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:35 PM
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His pesky no trade clause might get in the way.
We all know that there is mutual interest with the Diamondbacks and Paul.

Although Kenny only really has one good trade he's made with the D-Backs:



the others have been pretty bad.

The Diamondbacks do have some nice young players though and could really use some protection for Justin Upton. I wonder how much they'd be willing to give up for PK.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:35 PM
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So we'd trade the only offensive player who Sox fans would pay to see (aside from maybe Quentin).

We'd be lucky to outdraw the Marlins if that happened.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:39 PM
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His pesky no trade clause might get in the way.
If the Sox feel the need to blow it up, he might actually prefer a trade.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:40 PM
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If it's rebuild time, absolutely.
This. Otherwise, no. Konerko is the only reason why I have a mild interest in watching this team right now.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:42 PM
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No. If he goes, there's not much reason to follow the Sox anymore, especially if he's having an MVP-type season.
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We'd be lucky to outdraw the Marlins if that happened.
This. Ranking 30th in attendance at the end of the year is not something I'd want to see.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:47 PM
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Resign Paul Konerko to a big contract. During the first half of the season he is having another MVP-caliber season. Why not trade him?

The answer is no. Jerry Reinsdorf regrets trading Harold Baines, and the Baines trade brought over a pitching prospect who threw a no-hitter and an outfielder who twice hit 60 home runs -- not for the White Sox and not without its controversy, but the prospects were top of the line if you're talking about prospects. And Reinsdorf has said he regrets the trade for what it did to the Sox and what it did to Baines.

And the fact is that with all the problems the White Sox are having this year, triggered by going out and signing a designated hitter who actually hit the ball fair less than most hitters when he played in the National League, compounded by having a weak defensive outfield to support a very good pitching staff, the White Sox have a chance this year with Konerko anchoring the lineup and the infield.

Realistically, Konerko isn't going anywhere, so the question isn't worth worrying about.

Would I trade Paul Konerko in some fantasy world or parallel universe? If I wanted my team to be the Royals and have people talk about how good they are going to be in a couple of years, every year.
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Old 06-28-2011, 12:55 PM
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We have Paul for 2 more years: 2012 at $12M (the same as this year) and 2013 at $13.5.

If by 2013 the Sox have gone the rebuilding route (doubtful with Jerry in charge), then I could see a chance of Paul being moved, but not before.
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