Konerko Discusses Trade Possibility

Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times asked White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko about the possibility of being traded.  As a 10-and-5 player, Konerko has the ability to veto any deal.  Here’s what Konerko had to say:

"You never know because the answer could be you help them by leaving.  I would never be opposed to that. It doesn’t have to be a breakup that’s antagonistic. It doesn’t have to be a thing where heads are butted."

Konerko also spoke about "going through hell" to earn the 10-and-5 rights.

Sox manager Ozzie Guillen indicated Konerko would only be a trade candidate if the team disappoints this year.  At $12MM in each of the ’09 and ’10 seasons, he’d need a big first half to become marketable.  Konerko will be 33 in March.

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