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Ventura: 'Apparently everybody is retiring'

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07:17 AM ET 09.05 | While the White Sox would much prefer to be talking these days about their young prospects, it is their veterans making headlines this week. [Robin Ventura] said on Wednesday he expects Adam Dunn -- who reportedly is considering retirement -- to return to the club in 2014. Ventura also isn't sure what decision Paul Konerko will make regarding his future. ... "Apparently everybody is retiring," Ventura said with a smile. "When you're frustrated that probably comes up a lot, but I don't see it happening. I don't see Dunner going anywhere. I think those are just things you talk about. He's probably at a point in his career where you can bring the subject up about when is the right time, when isn't, but I fully expect him to be in spring training with us."

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September 5, 2013  07:50 AM ET
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Seems to be the trend these days

Well... That's what guys do when they get older ya know.... Retire. Like Coughlin after this season.

September 5, 2013  08:43 AM ET

Frustration breeds discontent.... and the CWS are highly frustrated with not measuring up to the pre-season expectations.

September 5, 2013  09:05 AM ET

Bad free agent signings, bad trades, and not keeping your farm system built up is a formula for failure in your division as well as the AL.

September 5, 2013  09:25 AM ET
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Frustration breeds discontent.... and the CWS are highly frustrated with not measuring up to the pre-season expectations.

There were expectations?!?!?!?!?!?!?

<dials CSF on Batphone>

September 5, 2013  09:37 AM ET

Dunn will have a meeting with his accountant this winter and decide retirement would be unwise.

September 5, 2013  10:11 AM ET

Lets face it, losing wears you down mentally and when you've lost enough it's not always that easy to **** up and get back out there.

September 5, 2013  10:22 AM ET
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There were expectations?!?!?!?!?!?!?<dials CSF on Batphone>

I have no expectations ever for any baseball season,.

September 5, 2013  10:58 AM ET

a lot of MLB teams are trying to take the easy road and sign or trade for other veterans. In that process teams overlook one very important aspect of teams future when they realize we have been trading our minor league prospects to land veteran players to fill a hole caused by injury even this will be a short term fix. But since you have this veteran we will use him off the bench as a pinch hitter. The long term successful teams are usually built by a majority of home grown minor league talent. Those teams will maybe trade to fill a hole or a role to strengthen the teams position for post season.

September 5, 2013  11:06 AM ET

As players age and retire or walks as a free agent to another team, all of a sudden management realizes they have no ML ready in minors to bring up. thus they call a prospect up from Double A only to find out he is way overmatched at the plate or on the mound. After totally destroying any confidence he had the team sends him down.

September 5, 2013  11:36 AM ET

over/under: number of games Ventura makes it through next season, I say 60

September 5, 2013  11:38 AM ET
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As players age and retire or walks as a free agent to another team, all of a sudden management realizes they have no ML ready in minors to bring up. thus they call a prospect up from Double A only to find out he is way overmatched at the plate or on the mound. After totally destroying any confidence he had the team sends him down.

I've noticed this, why on earth have a guy come up from DOUBLE-A for a spot start or something and have he sent DOWN afterwards. Have a TRIPLE-A guy do that. There's a reason why they're on DOUBLE-A, to develop!

September 5, 2013  12:49 PM ET
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Lets face it, losing wears you down mentally and when you've lost enough it's not always that easy to **** up and get back out there.

Amazing....I forget what I even said there but I can guarantee you it wasn't a word that deserved to be redacted.

 
September 5, 2013  02:23 PM ET

Losing can lead to frustration which makes veterans question themselves if they want to continue playing . After season is over and these veterans take the winter off , they begin to realize I still have another year or more. That plus they realize That playing baseball is better than sitting around or taking a 9-5 job.

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