gabenterprises wrote:Is it just me or is the view to shut down the guy going to Colorado an odd stance to take? I think I'll be playing him in the util spot.
Jun 6 White Sox DH/1B Frank Thomas went 2-for-6 and hit his first home run, a 10th inning blast that extended the game, Sunday against the Indians.
Views: It appears as if Thomas is beginning to get his timing back. However, whatever momentum he has going into this week will be killed with Interleague play starting. We don't expect to see Thomas playing in the field, so you're probably safe shutting him down for the week.
Ok, but if the Sox dont have a place for him, how are you going to get any benefit? He has already said he wont be able to play in the field, so its doubtful he does anything more than pinch hit. Why take a chance that at best you get 4 at bats out of him all week when you could play a guy that has a chance at 30 at bats?
That just doesnt make any sense, but its your team.