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Postby swingaway » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:59 pm

USA Today: "The Phillies, who once believed that power-hitting first baseman Jim Thome would lead them to the promised land, now want to dump him, and maybe everyone else, too... The Phillies told one NL executive that virtually everyone is available, which could lead to a massive bidding war for closer Billy Wagner."

Looks like a fire sale is about to begin
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Postby stumpak » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:09 pm

Any team interested in a bad back first baseman now has a choice between Sweeney and Thome.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:09 pm

I'm willing to bet Wade is gone before Thome.
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Postby Euclid » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:11 pm

i really don't see them unloading until they fall further out. Right now they are only 4 games out of a playoff spot
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Postby Amazinz » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:11 pm

Good luck with that, Ed. Thome has 3 years on his contract left and it's worth approximately $45M, he turns 35 in August and he's never healthy over the last two seasons. Oh yeah he has a full no-trade clause too. :-)
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Postby mikegp » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:36 pm

Amazinz wrote:Good luck with that, Ed. Thome has 3 years on his contract left and it's worth approximately $45M, he turns 35 in August and he's never healthy over the last two seasons. Oh yeah he has a full no-trade clause too. :-)


Agreed...it's going to be next to impossible to move Thome and even if they can somehow manage to get rid of him they won't get much for him because of his salary and 3 years left on his contract. Only Big Market teams can afford to get him and the Yankees probably won't be able to afford Thomes salary and wouldn't want him. The Mets already have a hefty payroll but need some to replace Doug M, and Boston has Ortiz. Other than the Yanks, Sox, and Mets no one else could come up with money or a need for him. Who would want Thome!? No one!
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Postby slappinSingles » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:39 pm

They'd have to take on some of the salary, which I'm praying they do. Ryan Howard is looking great.

Can't believe Wade offered him up for Lilly!
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Postby beltrans_boy » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:41 pm

mikegp wrote:the Yankees probably won't be able to afford Thomes salary


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Postby mikegp » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:43 pm

beltrans_boy wrote:
mikegp wrote:the Yankees probably won't be able to afford Thomes salary


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That'll be the day...


Well they probably WOULD be able to take it on, but they won't want to spend the money(for once). Cashman may be horrible, but he's not that bad.
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Postby Yoda » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:45 pm

Thome ain't going nowhere.
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