I had Konerko last year and can certainly attest to the "great first half, lousy second half" he went through.
Does anyone in the know, presumably a White Sox fan, have any clue as to why that is? Seems to me it's either (1) poor conditioning (i.e. hit a wall) or (2) pitchers figured him out. Has anyone heard one way or the other which one it is?
I agree, the White Sox lineup can be very, very good, and I like Konerko as a solid first baseman you can pick up lower than the Sweeneys and Raffys of the world, but that second half slide... Ouch!