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What to make of Konerko?

Postby gatornuggets » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:18 pm

Anyone have some insight into his massive decline? Is he injured? Trying to decide whether I should try to get something for him or just stick with him for the remainder of the year.

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Re: What to make of Konerko?

Postby MashinSpuds » Sun Jul 15, 2012 1:37 pm

Yeah, he's been rough the past two months. Could be a combination of lineup opportunity (no one to knock in?) or that wrist procedure from early June could still be bothering him. The latter would seem unlikely, but hey, I've never had a wrist procedure and be expected to blast baseballs. At least he's still hitting. I think he's worth waiting out for, for if one tries to sell him now an assertive manager will point out these past two months and throw a lowball.
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Re: What to make of Konerko?

Postby Thursday » Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:37 pm

I sold my shares of Konerko for David Price. I'm out.
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Re: What to make of Konerko?

Postby sebby » Sun Jul 15, 2012 3:49 pm

His only extended slumps the last 3-4 years have come when he's played through injury, so it wouldn't surprise me if the wrist was bothering him more than we know, as he pretty much stopped hitting after he had it cleaned out.
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Re: What to make of Konerko?

Postby gatornuggets » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:10 pm

I'm going to shop him around. Think I'll start with Rizzo. Thanks for the input. He was a big part of my offensive success in the first half and now he is just killing me. Him, Castro, and Swisher.
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Re: What to make of Konerko?

Postby Ender » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:19 am

gatornuggets wrote:Anyone have some insight into his massive decline? Is he injured? Trying to decide whether I should try to get something for him or just stick with him for the remainder of the year.

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He was playing way over his head? He is a really good average hitter with low 30 HR power who will hurt you in R and SB. This hasn't changed at any point in the past few years.
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Re: What to make of Konerko?

Postby gatornuggets » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:15 am

Never said he was playing over his head. He was playing much better than he is now. If anything, he is currently underachieving, most likely due to the injury.
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Re: What to make of Konerko?

Postby Ender » Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:18 am

gatornuggets wrote:Never said he was playing over his head. He was playing much better than he is now. If anything, he is currently underachieving, most likely due to the injury.


He is a .300 hitter with 30 HR power, 100ish RBI, 75 R and 1 SB. He is pretty darn close to on pace for those numbers.
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Re: What to make of Konerko?

Postby Quackman » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:05 am

Konerko has very bad knees. A lot of people avoided him bc of this. Be lucky he got through the first half with decent numbers. The stuff he goes through just to get out there is Crzy. It will only get worse as season goes on.
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Re: What to make of Konerko?

Postby Inukchuk » Mon Jul 16, 2012 11:19 am

Quackman wrote:Konerko has very bad knees. A lot of people avoided him bc of this. Be lucky he got through the first half with decent numbers. The stuff he goes through just to get out there is Crzy. It will only get worse as season goes on.


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