November 30, 2005 reports Paul Konerko not signing with the Boston Red Sox: I mean, Konerko signing with the Chicago White Sox for $60 million over 5 years. And so the market grows thinner.

posted by xmutex to baseball at 01:39 PM - 14 comments

In related news, Frank Thomas will be wearing actual colors next year.

posted by cl at 02:04 PM on November 30, 2005

Like, in a gang?

posted by yerfatma at 02:34 PM on November 30, 2005

I was sitting at the bar at the Inn Of The Hills when ESPN mentioned the $60 million for 5 years. The guy next to me thought a minute then said, "I thought he would get more than $8 million per year". The sad part is, he was sober at the time. Anyway, it gave me a good laugh.

posted by drevl at 03:09 PM on November 30, 2005

Best news of the day - the White Sox wouldn't be the same without Paulie...

posted by ChiSox1977 at 03:30 PM on November 30, 2005

That's a lot of money. I'm glad for Konerko. It's good to see success doesn't always go straight to someone's head and make him think he needs to go elsewhere, especially after they got Thome, too. Hopefully he keeps producing.

posted by dyams at 03:41 PM on November 30, 2005

Providence College, represent! Now it's time for Lou Merloni to get a payday.

posted by yerfatma at 04:25 PM on November 30, 2005

Lou Merloni'd be lucky to get an Oh Henry!

posted by wfrazerjr at 05:21 PM on November 30, 2005

Oh, and I suppose you've a clever comment to make about John McDonald too, Friar-hater?

posted by yerfatma at 06:16 PM on November 30, 2005

i don't get it. help?

posted by neka at 08:17 PM on November 30, 2005

Trust me,dyams,Thome is a stiff.

posted by sleeper57 at 09:18 PM on November 30, 2005

I never felt that Konerko would leave the White Sox. Trading for Thome was a good deall as I dont think that Thome is done yet. The Big Hurt is as good as gone. He may wind up almost anywhere... The White Sox are not going to repeat next year, but it won't be because of Konerko and Thome. That pitching staff wont be able to repeat what it did this past season...

posted by daddisamm at 10:49 PM on November 30, 2005

i don't get it. help? Konerko, Merloni and John McDonald are the last Providence College Friars to play in the MLB as PC closed the baseball program not long after they graduated.

posted by yerfatma at 06:11 AM on December 01, 2005

Man don't be McJankin' on McDonalds. I like McDouble McCheese McBurgers. So shut up before I McKick your McAss.

posted by Wrigley South at 07:01 AM on December 01, 2005

I'm not so big on the Thome deal - I thought Rowland was a hard-nosed, great glove guy with some pop. Thome very well cood just replace Frank Thomas as the 'Giant contract sitting in the clubhouse or at the end of the bench.' Konerko is solid gold though. This deal, by comparison to others (and not that I ever really care how much money these guys are making) is good.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 08:25 AM on December 01, 2005

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