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Postby BronXBombers51 » Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:29 pm

I don't like Thome. Something tells me he's going to bust big time. Just a gut feeling...

Phillies make out nicely. Rowand can fill in at CF and supply great defense and a adequate stick, while Howard gets his 1st spot all to himself. Good deal for Philadelphia.
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Postby Philly Pride » Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:11 pm

Being a Philly fan, I love the idea of Rowand as CF. Plus, maybe his bat will wake up in this war zone of a ballpark. Maybe we'll see his 2004 stats come back?

Jim Thome, good riddens. Nothing against you, but I'm on the Ryan Howard bandwagon for life.

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Postby Mustangs989 » Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:25 pm

Rotoworld says Phillies are expected to pay slightly more than half of his 46 million left. Prospects are reportedly Daniel Haigwood and Gio Gonzalez.
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Postby kentx12 » Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:26 pm

bronxxbomber wrote:good deal for the phillies. they get rid of a ton of salary, keep Howard and add a solid CF.



I agree. I believe that is a great deal. Looks like the Braves run could be getting close to the end.
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Postby logan » Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:39 pm

not happy about giving up either of those pitching prospects but what are you gonna do.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Wed Nov 23, 2005 6:41 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:Anyone want to take a guess at how much money was sent along with Thome?


8 millions


12 millions is the answer, I win :-D
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Postby JohnR » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:01 pm

I just posted in the "other" Thome thread about the 2 prospects coming to Philly. I think Rowand, Gio and Haigwood is MUCH more than any phillies fan could have dreamed about getting in a return of a thome trade. This tips the pendulum heavily toward the philly side I think.....even if one of those 2 pitchers pan out, this is a big win for philly fans considering that this deal lays the groundword for either Michaels (yanks apparently have sudden interest now) or even Rowand himself getting shipped off.....very nice deal for Philly
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Postby RocketsDWM » Wed Nov 23, 2005 7:03 pm

I thought ESPN said 22 million, but maybe I misheard that information.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:07 am

RocketsDWM wrote:I thought ESPN said 22 million, but maybe I misheard that information.


I think that's what I heard, too. 22 MILLION! WOW! I guess that's why they got back 2 good prospects, but I think the White Sox got a pretty darn good hitter for $7M a year or so. I think this could be pretty good for both teams.

Now if only the Mariners can find a way to get Manny...
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Postby Pedantic » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:19 am

Big Pimpin wrote:
RocketsDWM wrote:I thought ESPN said 22 million, but maybe I misheard that information.


I think that's what I heard, too. 22 MILLION! WOW! I guess that's why they got back 2 good prospects, but I think the White Sox got a pretty darn good hitter for $7M a year or so. I think this could be pretty good for both teams.

Now if only the Mariners can find a way to get Manny...


Yeah, just what the M's need: another right-handed hitter. :-b
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