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Wednesday, December 08, 2010

White Sox - Signed Konerko

Chicago White Sox - Signed 1B Paul Konerko to a 3-year contract.

2010 won’t come again for the Nerk, but at 3-years at $12.5 million or so per, Konerko won’t kill the White Sox and the farm system isn’t exactly overstocked with ready-for-the-majors sluggers.  Dayan Vicedo is allegedly young enough that the White Sox won’t be giving away his peak and some more time in AAA to see if he can work on his plate discipline isn’t a bad idea, especially as I’m on his list for body comps, not something a professional athlete should aspire to.

ZiPS Projection - Paul Konerko
Year   AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI   BB   SO SB   BA   OBP   SLG   OPS+
2011   484   70 132 24   1 28   86   62   92   1 .273 .358 .500   123
2012   458   63 122 24   1 25   78   52   82   1 .266 .345 .487   116
2013   436   56 114 21   1 22   70   44   74   0 .261 .333 .466   107
Top Comps:  Fred McGriff, Richie Zisk, Harold Baines

Dan Szymborski Posted: December 08, 2010 at 05:41 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Drew (Primakov, Gungho Iguanas) Posted: December 08, 2010 at 07:45 PM (#3705924)
Ortiz's re-upping looks better and better.
   2. Walt Davis Posted: December 08, 2010 at 10:56 PM (#3706167)
But Dan -- Konerko, Dunn and Quentin in the lineup at the same time? Now, if they'd just trade for Carlos Lee ...
   3. CWS Keith plans to [omitted] at [omitted] Posted: December 08, 2010 at 11:21 PM (#3706202)
Someone posted the probable lineup in the other thread. I'm pretty content with it -- adding Dunn + Konerko puts them somewhere above average. Still, if the team makes the playoffs, it'll be on the back of the pitching. If I've read various interpretations of Tango's work correctly, there's reason to believe Edwin Jackson can retain quite a bit of his excellence after he was traded to the Sox. As such, I'm interested in seeing his projections for 2011.

Folks keep talking about the bullpen being the most imminent need. What about a legitimate fourth outfielder, given Quentin's health and defensive issues and the fact that if Pierre starts to decline in the slightest, he's replacement level? I wonder what Andrew Jones is looking for -- I wouldn't mind having him back at all, given that he can still (a) fake a CF(*) and (b) fill in for an extended stretch and not be a complete black hole.

Hmm -- then again, I forgot about Teahen. That still doesn't give the Sox a backup in CF, though. Any ideas, or is De Aza a decent guess at this point?

(*)Fangraphs disagrees vehemently with this, albeit in a really, really small sample. I didn't think he was that bad out there -- certainly not good anymore, but not bad for a fourth outfielder.
   4. Mark Edward Posted: December 08, 2010 at 11:36 PM (#3706216)
De Aza's on the 40-man roster, and I'm pretty sure the Sox wouldn't put him on the 40-man just to send him back to Charlotte.

I'd like to see the Sox grab Rick Ankiel. If nothing else, his bb-ref sponsor quote is awesome (and sadly accurate). More sponsors need to use song quotes from The National.
   5. locodice Posted: April 06, 2011 at 04:43 PM (#3787822)
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