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Old 08-05-2012, 12:47 AM
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Default Konerko's Slump

I'm concerned with Konerko's slump, albeit a relative term, because Paul is still a great hitter. Alex Rios now has a higher batting average than Konerko.

Konerko's HR number is 17, good for only fourth best on the Sox. I heard Konerko say otherwise, but I think his declining production is at least partly due to his wrist.
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Old 08-05-2012, 08:03 AM
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I have no idea how his average is still so high because it seems like never gets a hit. He's terrible now.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:22 AM
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I have no idea how his average is still so high because it seems like never gets a hit. He's terrible now.
I was thinking same, this isn't the same Paulie from a while back when he was at .400 (not that I expected that pace) but he only has what 53 RBI's? Not too good considering where hes hitting in the lineup
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:44 AM
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I have to believe the wrist/hand is really bothering him- before this recent slump (1/20) he's been keeping his average up- but the power is way off vs. April/May- his slugging pct has had a really big drop- especially his doubles.
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Old 08-05-2012, 11:44 AM
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Konerko continues to say it's not his wrist.

Is he lying then?

I have a hard time believing that he is.

Folks, the guy is in his mid 30's...he's been playing in the majors since 99...maybe he is simply losing the touch. He can't go on as an elite player forever.

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:48 AM
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Maybe like Larry Merchant used to say about boxers, One day you just become old.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:11 PM
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Konerko continues to say it's not his wrist.

Is he lying then?

I have a hard time believing that he is.

Folks, the guy is in his mid 30's...he's been playing in the majors since 99...maybe he is simply losing the touch. He can't go on as an elite player forever.

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Or maybe it's his wrist and he's just lying.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:24 PM
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Maybe he is but Konerko has never struck me as the type of person who'd do that. If the wrist was bothering him to the extent it was affecting his performance he'd tell the Sox and he wouldn't be playing in the first place.

I don't think he'd put the team in jeopardy vis a vis playing when he's not at his best.

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Old 08-05-2012, 12:54 PM
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Maybe he is but Konerko has never struck me as the type of person who'd do that. If the wrist was bothering him to the extent it was affecting his performance he'd tell the Sox and he wouldn't be playing in the first place.

I don't think he'd put the team in jeopardy vis a vis playing when he's not at his best.

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Thing is, Paul on his worst day is still better than anybody the Sox have on their bench. I'm sure he knows that, although he'd never say it. So, he's not going to ask out of the lineup.

He's had a terrible week. I hope he comes out of it quickly.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:04 PM
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How long is this slump statisticaally this thread talks about? Can we get some numbers? He's been facing a string of pitchers he historically struggles against.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:10 PM
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How long is this slump statisticaally this thread talks about? Can we get some numbers? He's been facing a string of pitchers he historically struggles against.
Konerko enters Sunday's game in a 1-for-26 slump.

I do know he is 9-for-66 lifetime against Greinke. That wasn't going to be the guy he was going to bust out against.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:35 PM
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He's going to be fine and he's getting ready to bust out soon.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:48 PM
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Konerko batted .301 for the month of July, just for the record.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:43 PM
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Meh, it's a slump. He'll be alright.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:47 PM
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Seems like every hit is a single these days. During this "slump", he has had some bad at bats swinging at pitches that he never would have in the past.

However I do not think he is in a slump.
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