Originally Posted by Frater Perdurabo
Also, Paulie has 10-5 rights. What makes you think he would consent to a trade? And what team would have traded for him, to which he would consent to go? It's all well and good to say "trade someone" in theory, but it's much more complicated than that.
The bottom line is that very few foresaw this level of hitting ineptitude and this number of injuries.
This team's record would be reversed if not for injuries and historically bad hitting.
Who out there though this offense would be good? It was a lot of wishing and hoping outside of Alex Rios (who's history of sucking every other year was no sure thing) and Konerko