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Old 12-04-2013, 11:50 AM
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Paying extra for a mentor is all fine and good. A team that's getting younger will need some form of veteran leadership, so keeping him around is a good thing. If his injuries are kept in check, he can produce against lefties.
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:57 AM
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:59 AM
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Paying extra for a mentor is all fine and good. A team that's getting younger will need some form of veteran leadership, so keeping him around is a good thing. If his injuries are kept in check, he can produce against lefties.
Does anyone trust Ventura to use him in such a role? Because I sure don't.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:05 PM
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Love PK and have since he joined the team. I can't be mad about the move until Abreu starts losing playing time because of it.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:07 PM
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Bold prediction time! Konerko will have something of a comeback season at age 38, hitting a respectable .280, with 25 HR and knocking in 90+.

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Old 12-04-2013, 12:11 PM
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I don't understand why people are so upset with this. I didn't care to see Konerko back either, but who honestly thought we were competing in 2014 anyway? As long as he's not in the everyday lineup and it's a cheap contract, he could be paid merely to sign autographs for all I care. Plus, it'll be nice to see a franchise legend helping Abreu transition into a big-league player and hopefully, the same guy we've seen at first base for over a decade (with more speed, God willing).
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:12 PM
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The Sox have no use for Konerko. But when the kept Ventura manager they threw in the towel for the season... So take care of all of the legacies and loyalties this year and be free and clear for 2015


That's how you determined the season was over? Not the crappy lineup, lack of bullpen arms or no prospects ready to make the move to the big league club? Keeping Ventura is what is going to keep this team from competing next year. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:18 PM
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That's how you determined the season was over? Not the crappy lineup, lack of bullpen arms or no prospects ready to make the move to the big league club? Keeping Ventura is what is going to keep this team from competing next year. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
That poster has been known to be a little melodramatic, but Ventura was pretty lousy last season
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:20 PM
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The 2014 slogan is clearly going to be '**** it'.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:20 PM
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I don't understand why people are so upset with this. I didn't care to see Konerko back either, but who honestly thought we were competing in 2014 anyway? As long as he's not in the everyday lineup and it's a cheap contract, he could be paid merely to sign autographs for all I care. Plus, it'll be nice to see a franchise legend helping Abreu transition into a big-league player and hopefully, the same guy we've seen at first base for over a decade (with more speed, God willing).
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?
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:23 PM
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That poster has been known to be a little melodramatic, but Ventura was pretty lousy last season
I understand that, but this team isn't going to compete next year with or without Ventura. Just seems like a stupid gripe to have coupled with unrealistic expectations.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:23 PM
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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.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:24 PM
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I'm glad you have the ability to see into the future unlike the rest of us commoners.

Who wins the Super Bowl in February? Does Cutler remain a Bear? Please tell us what's going to happen.
GMAB. He made a joke relating to Paulie's lack of success last season. No need to read more into it.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:28 PM
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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.
Pretty much. Plus, it must have been cheaper than picking up the same kind of player elsewhere. JR knows Paulie has his back and vice versa, so he would have come cheap regardless.
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Old 12-04-2013, 12:29 PM
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I think everyone needs to take a chill pill here
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