Even though I’m a Chicago Cubs fan, I can’t really imagine the Chicago White Sox being without veteran first baseman Paul Konerko.
That may be weird coming from a Cubs fan, but it’s sorta like the Green Bay Packers moving on from Brett Favre. You get used to guys making your lives miserable for awhile, you sort of hate to see them go.
Now I may get a little bit of heat for that sentence, but you have to admire Konerko as a baseball player.
Of course, the Chicago White Sox are starting to get younger with their Major League roster and are focused on their future plans at first base. So where does Konerko fit in this scenario?
Well the Chicago White Sox offered Konerko a deal, but it would more than likely become a backup role if he were to return to the team. If he doesn’t take the offer, he will more than likely sign with a team who will use him as their primary first baseman or designated hitter.
According to Scott Merkin on Twitter, the White Sox expect him to make a decision by December 9th.
Konerko has spent 97 percent of his career with the Chicago White Sox as he made his debut with the Dodgers but was moved to the Cincinnati Reds.
He has 434 home runs, 1390 RBI’s in his career with a .281/.313/.491 batting line.
What do you think White Sox fans? Would you like Pauly to return to the Sox as the primary first baseman or designated hitter? Or should the White Sox just move on.
Leave your thoughts in the comment section below, looking forward to reading your opinions.
No update on Konerko from Rick Hahn. Said he thinks a decision will be made prior to the Winter Meetings starting Dec. 9
— Scott Merkin (@scottmerkin) November 20, 2013