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Konerko may leave money on table

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08:55 AM ET 10.01 | While speculation for a new professional home for Paul Konerko has included Arizona, where he lives in the off-season, and the Angels, where he has a relationship with Mike Scioscia, he said he's more likely to go on feel. Konerko also quelled the thought of saying he'd give the Sox a hometown discount. "And I'm telling you it could be a better deal than anyone else's and I decide to go somewhere else because of what I'm feeling for myself and everybody involved in that moment," Konerko said. "That's the honest truth."

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October 1, 2010  09:06 AM ET

His two best seasons both have come in contract years....what a coincidence

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October 1, 2010  09:55 AM ET
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A big contract for this guy could be risky anyway, he's at that age.

I would agree. I like Konerko a lot, but at his age is he very likely to ever duplicate the year he has had this year.

October 1, 2010  10:14 AM ET

Then again he may not.

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October 1, 2010  11:07 AM ET
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Because many teams have a disposable income burning in their pocket.

I blame fat Lou.

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October 1, 2010  11:26 AM ET
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I would agree. I like Konerko a lot, but at his age is he very likely to ever duplicate the year he has had this year.

Yes. and as other's have pointed out, this is his contract year and he had a similar season during his previous contract year... just saying

October 1, 2010  11:36 AM ET
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A big contract for this guy could be risky anyway, he's at that age.

Very True!!!! But then again, look at Thome!!!!

October 1, 2010  11:56 AM ET
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if it is so well known that its risky for a team to overpay based on contract year results, then why do they still do it?

Especially a fluky season by a mid 30s player

October 1, 2010  11:56 AM ET
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Very True!!!! But then again, look at Thome!!!!

Thome doesn't have a big contract.

October 1, 2010  12:13 PM ET

Take less money. Stay put.
Such concepts are world changing.

October 1, 2010  01:38 PM ET
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Take less money. Stay put.Such concepts are world changing.

this is against the players union policy.

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October 1, 2010  04:13 PM ET

If the Twins are unable to keep Thome.......you'd be a great DH and 1st base option in MN!!!

October 1, 2010  08:27 PM ET

honest truth, or honest lie, konerko will go whereever its more money regardless of the division and the city, and just to think that the white sox refuse to sign jim thome on the last off season,noe thome most likely will resign again with the twins!!

October 1, 2010  08:50 PM ET

for any player at age of 34 and above any team should signning them to a two years deal no more than that!!!

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