Konerko's deal demands early returns

Updated: December 8, 2010, 4:29 PM ET
By Keith Law

With the return of Paul Konerko to Chicago, the White Sox can feel pretty confident that they're going to run a better offense out on the field in 2011 to go with their strong pitching staff. Because of that, they'll enter the season as strong contenders -- possibly the favorites -- in the American League Central.