General manager Rick Hahn wasn't surprised Friday night that the first question in a session with fans at SoxFest was about the departure of popular catcher A.J. Pierzynski.

That inquiry might be the tune-up for next year's gathering, as Paul Konerko expressed uncertainty about his future after the 2013 season.

"There are different scenarios that can play out," said Konerko, who received the loudest cheers during introductions at the Palmer House Hilton as he enters his 18th season and 15th with the White Sox. "But there are so many moving parts to it all that you just can't handicap or gauge how it's going to go because you don't know what's going to happen, how I'm going to feel seven months from now, what I'm going to be thinking, what they're going to be thinking.

"There's so much to that, so many heavy thoughts that you can think about, but the main thing is trying to go out and have a good season."