Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Run In Fear: More On Konerko
Update: Roch Rubatko of the Baltimore Sun reports the White Sox are reluctant to commit to a fifth year on Konerko's contract because he has an arthritic hip. Ouch.
It gives the Angels a 1B/CF/DH of Erstad, Figgins, and Sweeney for 06, and probably Morales as the 1B in 07, with the team looking for a CF or LF (depending on where they want Figgy to play) and a DH for that year. One of those spots could be filled by one of Wood, Aybar, or Callaspo (for some reason I think of Kendrick as the one guy that won't change position in that group).
If they're just giving up on him, I sure hope that they are able to get something serious in a trade...and Mike Sweeney sure as hell doesn't fit that bill. If Kotchman is on the block, it had better be for Manny Ramirez, or a marquee center fielder, or some serious bullpen help.
This is very depressing though.