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The Chicago White Sox have finalized a four-year, $56 million deal with free-agent slugger Adam Dunn, according to a source familiar with the situation.
The deal is pending a physical.
Chicago general manager Kenny Williams pursued Dunn at the trade deadline in July without success. The team also spoke to Dunn's representatives at last week's general manager meetings, sources told ESPNChicago.com's Bruce Levine.
Does this mean they're out on Konerko?
Williams claimed they would still pursue Konerko. Don't know how much money they will have to spend on him though.
Kenny wants Paulie back and so do the South Side fans...And with Jenks being let go, I would expect them to pursue a top closer as well, say Soriano?
"But signing Dunn and bringing back Konerko begs the obvious question. Since Dunn will make a reported $56 million over four years and Konerko figures to earn at least that much, are the White Sox operating on a different budget from the one they originally thought they would take into the 2011 season?
Williams said that instead of the three or four offseason agendas he usually presents to chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, he had just two this time. One was a young team that, while more affordable and full of potential, would take its lumps. The other was to add to what existed.
"Ultimately [with the Dunn deal], you see the obvious decision," Williams said. "We just didn't want to be in the middle. The decision was that if we were going all in, we were going all in. It's been difficult to find the revenue to support the payroll, but we're out there on a limb. We think it's important to make a significant addition."
Wow. So 3-4 years from now either Konerko or Dunn will srill be a full-time 1B under the White Sox' Plan A? That seems like playing with fire. They can't both turn into full time DHs.
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