DK wrote:despite the fact that i'm a mets fan, magglio is my favorite player. the Socks (plural?) would be stupid to trade him.
It seems obvious, given the structure of his contract, that the White Sox were trying to keep him in town with a back loaded deal. Magglio most likely will be worthy of that 14 million next season, but with a business spirit, the White Sox should have some interested in trading him.
They got a great deal the first two years of his contract. And, if they needed a franchise player, he would be a wise investment, even at 14 million. However, with the reemergence of Thomas, the emergence of Lee and the amazing year Loaiza had, they are not so desperate for a cornerstone.
I could totally see Lee or Ordonez being traded. But, wouldn't it seem more logical to depart with Paul Konerko and the $8 million dollars they are set up to pay him in 2004?
What more do you need, than two expensive players competing over one position. It would be ok if they were both content with splitting time at first and DH, but they are not!
Lee is only going to make $4.2 million next season. Thomas opted to exercise his $6 million player option. Konerko will get $8 million and Maggs $14 million.
Is there a reason why the White Sox shouldn't be most interested in trading Paul Konerko?