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Portrait of Paul Konerko

Paul Konerko DHWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
21 9505 .279 .354 .486 .279 17.3
Birth Date3-5-1976
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age42 years, 7 months, 12 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1997 LAN 21 6 8 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .147 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
1998 CIN 22 26 81 73 7 16 3 0 3 28 6 10 1 1 0 13 0 0 .219 .284 .384 .222 -2.8 -0.7 -0.3
1998 LAN 22 49 158 144 14 31 1 0 4 44 10 30 2 2 0 16 0 1 .215 .272 .306 .208 -8.7 0.5 -0.8
1999 CHA 23 142 564 513 71 151 31 4 24 262 45 68 2 3 1 81 1 0 .294 .352 .511 .281 15.3 1.1 1.5
2000 CHA 24 143 586 524 84 156 31 1 21 252 47 72 10 5 0 97 1 0 .298 .363 .481 .271 12.8 -4.8 0.7
2001 CHA 25 156 650 582 92 164 35 0 32 295 54 89 9 5 0 99 1 0 .282 .349 .507 .282 17.6 -7.0 1.0
2002 CHA 26 151 630 570 81 173 30 0 27 284 44 72 9 7 0 104 0 0 .304 .359 .498 .289 22.1 -4.6 1.8
2003 CHA 27 137 495 444 49 104 19 0 18 177 43 50 4 4 0 65 0 0 .234 .305 .399 .232 -10.8 5.4 -0.5
2004 CHA 28 155 643 563 84 156 22 0 41 301 69 107 6 5 0 117 1 0 .277 .359 .535 .283 18.5 -16.2 0.2
2005 CHA 29 158 664 575 98 163 24 0 40 307 81 109 5 3 0 100 0 0 .283 .375 .534 .302 33.8 -6.3 2.8
2006 CHA 30 152 643 566 97 177 30 0 35 312 60 104 8 9 0 113 1 0 .313 .381 .551 .290 22.4 -8.6 1.3
2007 CHA 31 151 636 549 71 142 34 0 31 269 78 102 3 6 0 90 0 1 .259 .351 .490 .280 16.3 -0.0 1.6
2008 CHA 32 122 514 438 59 105 19 1 22 192 65 80 7 4 0 62 2 0 .240 .344 .438 .262 1.7 -4.2 -0.2
2009 CHA 33 152 621 546 75 151 30 1 28 267 58 89 10 7 0 88 1 0 .277 .353 .489 .280 17.7 0.7 1.9
2010 CHA 34 149 631 548 89 171 30 1 39 320 72 110 5 6 0 111 0 1 .312 .393 .584 .322 42.4 -3.4 4.1
2011 CHA 35 149 639 543 69 163 25 0 31 281 77 89 8 11 0 105 1 1 .300 .388 .517 .314 34.0 -7.8 2.8
2012 CHA 36 144 598 533 66 159 22 0 26 259 56 83 7 2 0 75 0 0 .298 .371 .486 .293 22.4 -6.5 1.7
2013 CHA 37 126 520 467 41 114 16 0 12 166 45 74 4 4 0 54 0 0 .244 .313 .355 .246 -8.3 -1.5 -1.1
2014 CHA 38 81 224 208 15 43 8 0 5 66 10 51 4 2 22 0 0 .207 .254 .317 .202 -10.2 0.4 -1.1
Career23499505839311622340410843940839211391104861141294.279.354.486.279235.3-63.417.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1994 YAK A- 67 306 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SBR A+ 118 519 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SAN AA 133 557 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .315 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ABQ AAA 4 15 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .455 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 LAN MLB 6 8 .147 .250 .324 .381 .235 .200 122 -1 0.2 0 -0.1 -0.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
1997 ABQ AAA 0 555 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .309 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CIN MLB 26 81 .222 .259 .321 .407 .252 .213 101 -3.4 2.1 -0.4 -0.7 -1.1 -2.8 -0.3 -2.8 -0.3
1998 LAN MLB 49 158 .208 .267 .335 .423 .261 .241 100 -9 4.1 -1.8 0.5 -2.0 -8.7 -0.8 -8.7 -0.8
1998 ABQ AAA 0 98 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .391 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 IND AAA 0 171 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .331 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHA MLB 142 564 .281 .275 .344 .440 .263 .300 99 13.9 15.8 -11.2 1.1 -3.2 15.3 1.5 15.3 1.5
2000 CHA MLB 143 586 .271 .274 .347 .443 .266 .310 95 7.4 16.6 -11 -4.8 -0.2 12.8 0.7 12.8 0.7
2001 CHA MLB 156 650 .282 .268 .335 .432 .264 .283 103 15.3 17.8 -12.4 -7.0 -3.1 17.6 1.0 17.6 1.0
2002 CHA MLB 151 630 .289 .270 .334 .435 .269 .305 101 19.2 16.8 -11.6 -4.6 -2.4 22.1 1.8 22.1 1.8
2003 CHA MLB 137 495 .232 .267 .331 .431 .265 .226 99 -15.4 13.5 -9.1 5.4 0.2 -10.8 -0.5 -10.8 -0.5
2004 CHA MLB 155 643 .283 .272 .335 .439 .261 .274 106 16.3 19.1 -12.3 -16.2 -4.8 18.5 0.2 18.5 0.2
2005 CHA MLB 158 664 .302 .265 .325 .421 .261 .287 103 29.5 19.1 -12.2 -6.3 -2.6 33.8 2.8 33.8 2.8
2006 CHA MLB 152 643 .290 .272 .334 .434 .257 .326 111 21.4 19.4 -12.4 -8.6 -6.0 22.4 1.3 22.4 1.3
2007 CHA MLB 151 636 .280 .270 .333 .425 .263 .263 102 14.1 18.9 -12.1 -0.0 -4.6 16.3 1.6 16.3 1.6
2008 CHA MLB 122 514 .262 .270 .335 .424 .262 .244 104 1.4 14.9 -9.5 -4.2 -5.0 1.7 -0.2 1.7 -0.2
2008 CHR AAA 4 18 .490 .279 .353 .438 .278 .500 93 4.7 0.6 -0.4 1.2 0.9 5.9 0.7 5.9 0.7
2009 CHA MLB 152 621 .280 .265 .332 .421 .259 .282 106 13 17.9 -11.4 0.7 -1.7 17.7 1.9 17.7 1.9
2010 CHA MLB 149 631 .322 .260 .324 .407 .257 .326 112 39.5 17.4 -11.1 -3.4 -3.3 42.4 4.1 42.4 4.1
2011 CHA MLB 149 639 .314 .259 .321 .404 .261 .304 105 33.8 17.2 -11 -7.8 -6.0 34.0 2.8 34.0 2.8
2012 CHA MLB 144 598 .293 .261 .322 .418 .264 .312 106 19.5 16.4 -10.5 -6.5 -3.0 22.4 1.7 22.4 1.7
2013 CHA MLB 126 520 .246 .257 .317 .406 .266 .265 99 -7.1 13.7 -8.8 -1.5 -6.1 -8.3 -1.1 -8.3 -1.1
2013 BIR AA 3 11 .323 .245 .336 .368 .263 .444 99 0.7 0.3 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2014 CHA MLB 81 224 .202 .254 .312 .394 .261 .247 103 -12.1 5.8 -3.3 0.4 -0.6 -10.2 -1.1 -10.2 -1.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1994 YAK A- 306 25 74 15 2 6 58 36 52 1 0 .288 .388 .432 .144 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SBR A+ 519 77 124 21 1 19 77 59 88 3 1 .277 .365 .455 .179 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SAN AA 557 78 141 23 2 29 86 72 85 1 3 .300 .402 .543 .243 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ABQ AAA 15 2 6 0 0 1 2 1 2 0 1 .429 .467 .643 .214 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 ABQ AAA 555 97 156 31 1 37 127 64 61 2 3 .323 .411 .621 .298 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 LAN MLB 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .000 .147 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
1998 ABQ AAA 98 16 33 10 0 6 26 11 12 0 0 .379 .449 .701 .322 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 IND AAA 171 25 49 8 0 8 39 19 18 1 0 .327 .409 .540 .213 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CIN MLB 81 7 16 3 0 3 13 6 10 0 0 .219 .284 .384 .164 .222 -2.8 -0.7 -0.3
1998 LAN MLB 158 14 31 1 0 4 16 10 30 0 1 .215 .272 .306 .090 .208 -8.7 0.5 -0.8
1999 CHA MLB 564 71 151 31 4 24 81 45 68 1 0 .294 .352 .511 .216 .281 15.3 1.1 1.5
2000 CHA MLB 586 84 156 31 1 21 97 47 72 1 0 .298 .363 .481 .183 .271 12.8 -4.8 0.7
2001 CHA MLB 650 92 164 35 0 32 99 54 89 1 0 .282 .349 .507 .225 .282 17.6 -7.0 1.0
2002 CHA MLB 630 81 173 30 0 27 104 44 72 0 0 .304 .359 .498 .195 .289 22.1 -4.6 1.8
2003 CHA MLB 495 49 104 19 0 18 65 43 50 0 0 .234 .305 .399 .164 .232 -10.8 5.4 -0.5
2004 CHA MLB 643 84 156 22 0 41 117 69 107 1 0 .277 .359 .535 .258 .283 18.5 -16.2 0.2
2005 CHA MLB 664 98 163 24 0 40 100 81 109 0 0 .283 .375 .534 .250 .302 33.8 -6.3 2.8
2006 CHA MLB 643 97 177 30 0 35 113 60 104 1 0 .313 .381 .551 .239 .290 22.4 -8.6 1.3
2007 CHA MLB 636 71 142 34 0 31 90 78 102 0 1 .259 .351 .490 .231 .280 16.3 -0.0 1.6
2008 CHR AAA 18 3 5 2 0 0 3 6 1 0 0 .455 .647 .636 .182 .490 5.9 1.2 0.7
2008 CHA MLB 514 59 105 19 1 22 62 65 80 2 0 .240 .344 .438 .199 .262 1.7 -4.2 -0.2
2009 CHA MLB 621 75 151 30 1 28 88 58 89 1 0 .277 .353 .489 .212 .280 17.7 0.7 1.9
2010 CHA MLB 631 89 171 30 1 39 111 72 110 0 1 .312 .393 .584 .272 .322 42.4 -3.4 4.1
2011 CHA MLB 639 69 163 25 0 31 105 77 89 1 1 .300 .388 .517 .217 .314 34.0 -7.8 2.8
2012 CHA MLB 598 66 159 22 0 26 75 56 83 0 0 .298 .371 .486 .188 .293 22.4 -6.5 1.7
2013 BIR AA 11 1 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .400 .455 .400 .000 .323 0.8 -0.1 0.1
2013 CHA MLB 520 41 114 16 0 12 54 45 74 0 0 .244 .313 .355 .111 .246 -8.3 -1.5 -1.1
2014 CHA MLB 224 15 43 8 0 5 22 10 51 0 0 .207 .254 .317 .111 .202 -10.2 0.4 -1.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 1854 0.5005 0.4331 0.7846 0.6315 0.2343 0.8464 0.6175 0.2154 847 -0.003068
2009 2329 0.5401 0.4234 0.8185 0.5731 0.2474 0.8835 0.6415 0.1815 1124 0.000442
2010 2507 0.5249 0.4208 0.7848 0.5722 0.2536 0.8712 0.5695 0.2152 1240 -0.009711
2011 2430 0.5103 0.4329 0.8175 0.6121 0.2462 0.8972 0.6109 0.1825 1140 -0.007337
2012 2222 0.5041 0.4392 0.8074 0.6196 0.2559 0.8790 0.6312 0.1926 1040 -0.009015
2013 1946 0.5200 0.4430 0.8028 0.6245 0.2463 0.8924 0.5565 0.1972 928 -0.010186
2014 844 0.5024 0.4645 0.7653 0.6392 0.2881 0.8524 0.5702 0.2347 374 0.003014
Career141320.51640.43350.80080.60560.25020.87750.60270.19921026.0004-0.006

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-03 2014-09-19 DTD 16 14 Left Hand Fracture Sesamoid -
2014-05-28 2014-05-31 DTD 3 2 - Low Back Soreness -
2014-03-01 2014-03-03 Camp 2 0 - General Medical Illness Stomach - -
2013-09-25 2013-09-26 DTD 1 1 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball - -
2013-08-22 2013-08-23 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2013-07-03 2013-07-22 15-DL 19 15 - Low Back Strain - -
2013-06-24 2013-07-02 DTD 8 6 - Low Back Soreness - -
2013-06-02 2013-06-03 DTD 1 1 - Neck Stiffness - -
2012-10-04 2012-10-04 Off 0 0 Left Wrist Surgery Bone Chips 2012-10-04 -
2012-08-08 2012-08-17 7-DL 9 8 - Head Concussion Player Collision with Runner While Fielding - -
2012-06-03 2012-06-07 DTD 4 3 Left Wrist Surgery Bone Chips 2012-06-05 -
2012-05-19 2012-05-22 DTD 3 2 - Face Laceration - -
2012-04-29 2012-05-01 DTD 2 1 - Neck Stiffness - -
2012-04-25 2012-04-25 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Soreness - -
2012-03-11 2012-03-12 Camp 1 0 Left Knee Contusion Foul Ball - -
2011-09-21 2011-09-23 DTD 2 2 - Back Stiffness - -
2011-07-31 2011-08-04 DTD 4 4 Left Lower Leg Contusion HBP - -
2011-06-02 2011-06-05 DTD 3 2 Left Wrist Surgery Loose Bodies 2011-06-03
2011-05-12 2011-05-13 DTD 1 0 Left Wrist Soreness - -
2010-09-17 2010-09-18 DTD 1 1 Face Contusion HBP -
2010-09-06 2010-09-08 DTD 2 2 Low Back Soreness -
2010-08-31 2010-08-31 DTD 0 0 Low Back Stiffness -
2010-05-06 2010-05-08 DTD 2 2 Neck Soreness -
2009-08-25 2009-08-25 DTD 0 0 Left Shoulder Contusion HBP -
2009-06-11 2009-06-13 DTD 2 2 Right Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2008-09-10 2008-09-16 DTD 6 5 Right Knee Sprain MCL -
2008-06-15 2008-07-08 15-DL 23 20 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2008-05-23 2008-05-26 DTD 3 3 Right Hand Soreness -
2008-04-30 2008-05-03 DTD 3 2 Right Thumb Soreness Thumb -
2006-09-17 2006-09-18 DTD 1 1 Low Back Soreness Since May -
2006-08-02 2006-08-04 DTD 2 1 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2006-07-27 2006-07-28 DTD 1 0 Left Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball Off Shin -
2006-06-21 2006-06-21 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Foul Ball -
2005-08-18 2005-08-21 DTD 3 2 Low Back Strain -
2004-08-18 2004-08-18 DTD 0 0 Left Forearm Contusion HBP -
2004-05-10 2004-05-13 DTD 3 1 Neck Soreness -
2003-06-29 2003-07-02 DTD 3 3 Left Shoulder Stiffness From Collision -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHA $2,500,000
2013 CHA $13,500,000
2012 CHA $12,000,000
2011 CHA $12,000,000
2010 CHA $12,000,000
2009 CHA $12,000,000
2008 CHA $12,000,000
2007 CHA $12,000,000
2006 CHA $12,000,000
2005 CHA $8,750,000
2004 CHA $8,000,000
2003 CHA $6,250,000
2002 CHA $3,800,000
2001 CHA $2,300,000
2000 CHA $305,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
15 yrPrevious$129,405,000
15 yrTotal$129,405,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
15 y 141 dCraig Landis1 year/$2.5M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.5M (2014). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox 12/4/13. $1M deferred to 2021.
  • 3 years/$37.5M (2011-13). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 12/8/10. 11:$12M, 12:$12M, 13:$13.5M. $7M of 2013 salary deferred, to be paid in $1M installments 2014-20.
  • 5 years/$60M (2006-10). Re-signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 11/05. 06-10:$12M annually. Limited no-trade protection (may block deals to six clubs).
  • 3 years/$23M (2003-05). Signed extension with Chicago White Sox 11/02. 03:$6.25M, 04:$8M, 05:$8.75M. If traded, 2003-04 salaries increase $0.5M annually.
  • 2 years/$6.1M (2001-02). Signed extension with Chicago White Sox. 01:$2.3M, 02:$3.8M.
  • Drafted 1994 (1-13).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Where do you see James Loney landing?
(yancyeaton from Fort Myers, FL)
Who needs a first baseman would be the question. Tampa Bay is the only team that has been linked to him, but maybe Loney leaves if he can squeeze a two-year deal out of someone. It's a fairly thin market, though, as a lot of teams already have a first baseman tied up to a deal. The White Sox could be players if they don't resign Paul Konerko, and the same could be said for Boston if Mike Napoli walks. Loney is probably a one-year stopgap at best, and it's entirely possible he goes the route of Russell Branyan and doesn't find a taker this winter despite the incredibly strong campaign in 2013. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)Which current player is most like RUSH (has extremely devoted fans, professional critics lukewarm, took long time to get proper recognition).
(dianagram from VORGville)
Second Rush question! I'd like to make a clever lyrics reference here but I'm not that smart...

How 'bout Paul Konerko? Very good for a long time with some truly great seasons mixed in, still kicking long past the point when people assumed he'd be gone, borderline HoF'er... (Cory Schwartz)
2013-02-25 11:00:00 (link to chat)Your fans miss the days of the Professor and the talented Mr. Goldstein entertaining & educating the baseball fan community onthe Up & In. I loved the episode when you explained the importance of hitting approach and singled out Paul Konerko for his advanced approach and ability to make pitch-to-pitch adjustments. Which position players in the Top 101 have the most advanced approaches at the dish?
(Chris from Long Island)
Thanks. Profar's approach is incredibly mature. He tracks balls like a major league vet. Good example of his maturity: yesterday, with a runner on third and nobody out, Profar at the plate. Instead of going for the RBI with cheap contact or a cheap fly, Profar worked the count and wouldn't expand his zone and chase. He took the walk. It will read as a simple BB on the stat sheet, but from a scouting perspective, it told a detailed story about the approach. I was impressed. You just don't see young hitters doing that, especially early on in camp. (Jason Parks on the Top 101 Prospects)
2012-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)To what baseball player would you compare Paul Thomas Anderson? And what season or story most closely resembles the arc of "The Master"?
(Will from Rochester)
Good question. I'm not sure "The Master" had much narrative arc though, y'know? It was more a character study, or more accurately a study of the struggle between two men who are strong in very different ways.

With that in mind, I'd comp PTA to Paul Konerko. Every plate appearance is an epic struggle of the pitcher trying to inflict his will and Konerko resisting. (Ian Miller)
2011-06-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Ben, in my standard 6x6 roto league, I just accepted a trade of Kevin Youkilis and Shin-Soo Choo for Paul Konerko. Is it just me or did I get fantastic value for the rest of Konerko's season, which HAS to be somewhat of a regression.
(SnakeDoctor18 from NY)
You gave up Konerko and got both of those guys? Apologies if my next answer is delayed, as I'm starting a slow clap...now. (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-06-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Following up on "what is Brett Gardner worth", would you consider trading him for Adam Dunn, Paul Konerko or Nick Swisher? I have OF depth...
(Ted from the cubicle)
I'd unload Konerko for Gardner. I mean, is Konerko really going to hit 46 HR this year? He has that Bautista-esque feel of a guy who will fall off in the second half. I think the benefit Konerko would have provided is for those who drafted him and got the brunt of his torrid start, but acquiring him at this juncture -- or keeping him -- isn't likely to add much. And given that Swisher and Dunn are better players than he anyway, yeah get Gardner's steals for the surplus power. (Eric Seidman)
2010-05-24 14:00:00 (link to chat)At the beginning of the season, who could have imagined such a lackluster group of players making up the American League leaderboard for home runs? Is the National League finally catching up in terms of talent?
(psychdoc777 from Chicago)
It's certainly a weird list, isn't it? Not that I don't enjoy seeing Paul Konerko beating off Father Time, again; I expect that career-ending hip issue Tommy Lasorda conjured up more than a decade ago as a matter of CYA is bound to catch up to Konerko someday. For myself, I think it makes for a fascinating question about what's to come. Does anybody expect Jose Bautista to reach 30? He certainly doesn't have to in order to wind up with a career year. Ty Wigginton's doing enough good stuff to keep attention from focusing on "Garrett Atkins, Needless Expense in Cleats" when it comes to journeymen employed as Orioles. But here again, does this mean he's going to double his season tally with more than two-thirds of the season to play? Anybody expect that?

It makes for an interesting proposition as far as who might end up winning an MVP award: One of the Twins' towers? Somebody who has a great second half for a late-charging contender? A pitcher? But I don't take it for a minute to mean that the NL's caught up to anybody--their list of HR leaders is almost as freaky, with Kelly Johnson and Rod Barajas up there. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-05-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Yankees looking for a longer-term solution at DH than Juan Miranda, or are they going to rotate the vets through and give too many PA's to the likes of Ramiro Pena?
(Eli from Brooklyn)
I'm hearing they will pounce on Paul Konerko if the White Sox decide to start trading off veterans. (John Perrotto)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think the Angels will land Paul Konerko this offseason?
(Angel fan from Los Angeles)
To what possible end? They are just getting done with an aging, immobile, expensive right-handed DH. This is that silly three-way rumor, right? The Angels need Konerko like I need a muscle shirt. (Joe Sheehan)
2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will any of the following players be on the Orioles in April: Bell, Snyder, Guthrie, Scott?
(Drungo from SoMd)
Guthrie, who doesn't have much trade value but is a useful innings guy. Scott really needs to be traded while his value is high. I saw both Bell and Snyder in AFL...Bell won't play 150 games at third base in the majors. Snyder looks like he can be Paul Konerko without the peak. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-12-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for taking the time for the chat. We all know there have been substantial talks with a couple of teams regarding Jermaine Dye, but is there any information on players like Bobby Jenks, Paul Konerko, and Jim Thome, who are all possibilities to be traded this offseason?
(Ben from Work)
It appears that the White Sox are going to hang on to Jenks now and there never seemed to be much of a market for Konerko and Thome, who both have no-trade clauses. (John Perrotto)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Who has the most gas left in the tank: Adrian Beltre, Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Raul Ibanez, or Chone Figgins? Which ones would you want on your team in '09?
(McGoldrick from Los Angeles)
That's not really a comparison of like to like, but I'd pick Figgins from among that crew, if only because speed guys seem to retain value wel enough. Beyond that, I'd take Beltre, but I can't say I'm wildly enthusiastic about any of them. It's easier to suggest that I'd put Paulie at the bottom of the pile, and work up from there. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts about Chris Davis so far? Adam Dunn with less on base skills?
(ew from Madison)
That guy can't play in the majors, if so. There should be some development left, which would make the difference between him being Paul Sorrento and, say, Paul Konerko. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)White Sox fans have reason to be encouraged this year, but the 'conventional wisdom' was that they'd have one last run with the current roster and that'd be it before a massive retooling. Do you think the emergence of Danks/Floyd/Quentin/ARamirez bodes well for a continued run of competitiveness?
(ChuckR from Addison, IL)
I think, absolutely, there are different kinds of good years. There's the kind of good year where Paul Konerko is hitting .370 or something, and then there's the kind of good year where you have three or four guys emerge who all of the sudden look like they're going to be a big part of your long-term future. This has been that latter kind of year for the White Sox, and while they still have some pieces they're going to have to exchange, they would also seem to have found the core players that will prevent them from having to suffer through a rebuilding year while doing so.

Then again, 2007 was Kenny Williams' rebuilding year. He just didn't want to tell anybody about it. (Nate Silver)
2008-05-09 14:00:00 (link to chat)Nick Swisher and Paul Konerko -- are they just slumping, or toast?
(Bruce from New York)
Just slumping. You want to leave the B and the L on the plate and get some toast, you'll have to look elsewhere. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesA few ChiSox-related notes on Mike Cameron:

18th-round pick by the White Sox in 1991.

Traded to the Reds in 1998 for Paul Konerko

Traded to Seattle in 2000 as part of Ken Griffey Jr. deal (David Laurila)
2008-09-29 10:30:00Tigers/White Sox Play-In GameWow, Cabrera makes "World Slowest Man" Paul Konerko look like a track star. (William Burke)
 

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