AL Central Notes: Choo, Slowey, Konerko

A few items from the middle section of the American League map…

  • Shin-Soo Choo says he hasn't heard from agent Scott Boras or from the Indians about the status of contract extension talks, or if the two sides are even currently talking, reports Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.  Boras and the Tribe were negotiating earlier this winter, and Choo has said that he doesn't want the talks to stretch into the season.  The fact that Boras has described the Indians as "a developmental team" is not a good sign for Cleveland fans, though since Choo is under contract through 2013, it gives the club a couple of years to break in their young prospects.
  • Kevin Slowey is the Twins pitcher that's most likely to be traded, not Francisco Liriano, writes Jim Souhan of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  We heard during the Winter Meetings that Minnesota was considering using Slowey as trade bait.
  • From the same item, Souhan reports the Rangers (in addition to the Yankees) also inquired about Liriano's availability.
  • Paul Konerko had "a feeling of closure" last season in Chicago and "was preparing himself emotionally to devote himself to a new organization," writes Melissa Isaacson of ESPNChicago.com.  Isaacson talks to Konerko about his free agency and how he ended up back with the White Sox.   


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12 Comments on "AL Central Notes: Choo, Slowey, Konerko"


4 years 5 months ago

Trade Slowey for what? Another reliever?

jwsox
4 years 5 months ago

this is why the twins are an odly run team. They have a lefty lefty platoon at DH they are starting a guy at SS, casilla, who is nothing more than a supersub(every single twins fan friend of mine agrees). They are starting a guy right away who has never been to america before, let alone play in the minors in Nishioka. they resign carl “I have had one and a half good years in the past ten” pavano to a multi year deal which he is an injury away from a yankees repeat. And they are going to trade slowey who at best would get a mid level prospect if that and not liriano who they could get at least one top/ blue chip guy for and maybe another 2 maybe 3 mid level prospects for

jls9274
4 years 5 months ago

And yet, somehow, things seem to work out pretty well for them more often than not.

4 years 5 months ago

Extensions with Scott Boras happen about as often as marathons with Stephen Hawking.

woadude
4 years 5 months ago

Hello Twins? yeah Yankees here, we would like to inquire about Liriano, we have Joba.*click* ::redial:: Ok, problem with the line, forget that name I said ummm how about we give you romine..*click*

woadude
4 years 5 months ago

This is a joke because the only good players the Yankees would wiling to trade are catching prospects and they have this guy named Mauer and such that they wouldn’t match up.

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

When you have to explain the joke it usually means the joke is an epic fail. Sorry dude.

wintwins
4 years 5 months ago

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ much bigger fail. sorry man

woadude
4 years 5 months ago

I wouldn’t say epic, but I have to explain my joke because Yankee fans feel entitled to players even though they don’t match up or make any sense.

jfretless
4 years 5 months ago

Man… Just looked at Konerko’s career stats… He’s quietly has had very nice career indeed. Those SOX teams racked up the HRs…

jwsox
4 years 5 months ago

he is one of the more under rated 1st basemen in the game and has been for a while…and the fact that he finished 5th in he MVP voting last season shows for a fact that many of the people who get votes(still dot understand why its writters and not actual baseball people such as managers, gms, certain players, HOF members etc. and not writers, who most of them tend to write articles that make no sense at all) I mean I understand Hamilton and Miggy going 1-2. and looking at it not cano makes sense going 3rd he has a better average, konerko has more home runs and rbis, although konerko did have a better obp/slg line…..but Jose bautista getting 4th over konerko? all he did was hit a ton of home runs literally thats it

4 years 5 months ago

No more than you made yourself sound like a jerk. And by the way, try reading the article. Those are the author’s words, not Konerko’s.