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Thome to sign with Phills... again

Unread postby RedDawg53 » Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:07 pm

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/11/p ... thome.html

So long Jim. At least it isn't about the money this time :salute:
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Re: Thome to sign with Phills... again

Unread postby Am I Here Again? » Fri Nov 04, 2011 9:19 pm

Why is it all I can think of when reading this is that Thome and Charlie will be back together...and the song "Reunited" is playing in the background of my mind. See what almost three days of no electric can do to you? (And those two-hour wood feedings into the fireplace to keep the house from getting too cold...good thing I was a Girl Scout leader. Hubby got to sleep for work.)
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Re: Thome to sign with Phills... again

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:28 pm

So an NL team signs a guy who can't play the field? That's only slightly more stupid than Cleveland signing him while having Hafner.
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Unread postby skatingtripods » Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:33 pm

So, at 1.25M, he makes about $10,000 per at bat this season? Not bad work if you can get it.
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Re: Thome to sign with Phills... again

Unread postby RedDawg53 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:30 am

At least the Tigers didn't sign him :hide:
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Re: Thome to sign with Phills... again

Unread postby Bigfist » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:48 am

I suppose he will have to be respected as a late inning pinch hitter in a close game...but basically seems like a waste of a roster spot.
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Re: Thome to sign with Phills... again

Unread postby e0y2e3 » Sat Nov 05, 2011 1:37 pm

He wants two statues.
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Re: Thome to sign with Phills... again

Unread postby bookelly » Sat Nov 05, 2011 6:55 pm

e0y2e3 wrote:He wants two statues.


I think he wants a ring. On paper, the Phils are the best shot at that. And his relationship with Charlie...perfect move.

He still enters the HOF with Wahoo on his cap.
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Re: Thome to sign with Phills... again

Unread postby ChoccoIndians » Sun Nov 06, 2011 2:39 am

I must admit the first thing I thought was "But NL doesn't have a DH" I think there would have to be some coaching aspect to this as well, could help the younger Bats improve, the Phillies do need to improve there scoring if they are to win it next year, and Thome as a Pinch Hitter and Mentor might work for that.
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Re: Thome to sign with Phills... again

Unread postby bookelly » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:32 am

ChoccoIndians wrote:I must admit the first thing I thought was "But NL doesn't have a DH" I think there would have to be some coaching aspect to this as well, could help the younger Bats improve, the Phillies do need to improve there scoring if they are to win it next year, and Thome as a Pinch Hitter and Mentor might work for that.


He'll get about 100-130 chances with this role. Perfect for a 43 year-old.
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Re: Thome to sign with Phills... again

Unread postby WiscTribeFan » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:00 pm

bookelly wrote:
ChoccoIndians wrote:I must admit the first thing I thought was "But NL doesn't have a DH" I think there would have to be some coaching aspect to this as well, could help the younger Bats improve, the Phillies do need to improve there scoring if they are to win it next year, and Thome as a Pinch Hitter and Mentor might work for that.


He'll get about 100-130 chances with this role. Perfect for a 43 year-old.


Who just turned 41.
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