Paul Konerko may have played his last game as a member of the White Sox.
Konerko, a free agent five days after the 2010 World Series ends, will be an offseason priority of the Arizona Diamondbacks, according to two major league sources.
October 30, 2010
UPDATE: With 2 K today, Antony Carter now has 10 K to 0 BB in 5 innings:
2B: Bour (3, Stoffel, J).
TB: Bour 2.
Pitches-strikes: Carter, A 22-15.
Groundouts-flyouts: Carter, A 0-1.
Batters faced: Carter, A 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Carter, A 1-1.
According to a major-league scout [Kenny] Williams has targeted talented but headline-making Colby Rasmus of the St.Louis Cardinals and is willing to part with a package that includes outfielder Carlos Quentin.
”It was obvious that [the Cardinals] were paying extra attention to Quentin at the end of the season, so this might have been something that was already talked about,” the scout said.
Yeah, I would too but St. Louis has to agree and I don’t think they will. Just because the White Sox gave away Nick Swisher for a bucket of balls a substandard return, doesn’t mean the Cardinals will do the same.
UPDATE: A second look at Rasmus’ stats raises some red flags: a 32% K%, and a .354 BABIP (and a -9 UZR/150) in 2010. Jeffrey Gross at THT calculates Rasmus’ xBABIP at .315 so there is a 39 point difference between Rasmus BABIP and xBABIP. In fact, Rasmus had the 7th higher BABIP-xBABIP in MLB.
The K% and the high BABIP don’t look good.