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Postby shortsavage » Sat Nov 01, 2003 5:32 pm

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?
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Postby Madison » Sat Nov 01, 2003 5:40 pm

shortsavage wrote: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?

Is there a reason why the White Sox shouldn't be most interested in trading Paul Konerko?


I'm sure that they have already tried to move Konerko, but that's a big gamble for a guy who hit .234-18-65 last year. Who would take that kind of risk with $8 million?
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Postby shortsavage » Sat Nov 01, 2003 5:46 pm

Yeah, that is always a problem. But, don't you think now that Thomas accepted less money he will be their guy and the White Sox will be willing to work extra hard to trade Konerko and perhaps offer to pay some of his 2004 salary?
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Postby eftda » Sat Nov 01, 2003 7:28 pm

blankman wrote:3. Given their (Yankees) recent past- the sheer amount of big moves they have made, it is likely that the Yankees will make a big move, more so than any other team, so the rumors true or not, seem more plausible.


4. Yankees might try to get long term guys, and stop with these one year stuff that stared in 2000 (Down hill since then)
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Postby Madison » Sat Nov 01, 2003 11:05 pm

shortsavage wrote:Yeah, that is always a problem. But, don't you think now that Thomas accepted less money he will be their guy and the White Sox will be willing to work extra hard to trade Konerko and perhaps offer to pay some of his 2004 salary?


I wouldn't blame them at all for moving Konerko. It's just going to be really difficult for them.
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Postby wrveres » Sun Nov 02, 2003 1:34 am

jay wrote:Magglio
Signed Jul 2001 - 3 years/$29.5M
 2002: $6.5M
 2003: $9.0M
 2004: $14.0M (!)

Contract site:
http://www.bluemanc.demon.co.uk/basebal ... tracts.htm


cool.. thanks I had lost that link.... 14. mill ... Maggs isn't going anywhere not named BOS or NYY ... neither of them have figuered it out yet.

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