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Postby bronxxbomber » Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:36 am

wow, that's amazing how much money they got along with thome. it's a no-brainer to throw those prospects in a deal if you're only paying thome that much after a trade. if only the mets were this smart.
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Postby Pablo975 » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:38 am

If healthy and hitting like the old Jim Thome, this could be huge as US Cellular is the Coors of the AL right?

Course, I don't think we'll ever see a 50+ HR Thome again, but you never know.
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Postby BigLebowski » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:52 am

If you ever see 40 from Thome I think that is a miracle. 35 is the best you'll ever get from him....If he doesn't get that next year it's a bust for Chi-Town
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Postby Big Pimpin » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:55 am

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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


I'd do Sexson+ for Manny and move Raul to 1B in a heartbeat...
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Postby NY Yankees Fan 2004 » Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:13 am

I personally think that Thome is Done.. Great deal by the Phillies. They had no need for Thome with the young Ryan Howard. And they got one of the best defensive CF in the game
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:35 am

NY Yankees Fan 2004 wrote:I personally think that Thome is Done.. Great deal by the Phillies. They had no need for Thome with the young Ryan Howard. And they got one of the best defensive CF in the game

I think that is a distinct possibility, but there are just too many variables in this one to come to any definitive conclusion at this point. Thome hadn't played less than 143 games in a season since '98 until last year, so durability was never really a question for him and if it is now, he has the option of DHing full time now. Of course on the flip side he is 35, very expensive, and with the injury struggles last year there should definitely be red flags raised. I don't think we will really have an idea of who won/lost on this trade until we are several months into the season.
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Postby Apollo » Thu Nov 24, 2005 2:48 am

I think this is a fantastic deal for the Phillies. The money, the prospects, and a solid center fielder. But everybody's said that already.

Hasn't Thome always been known as the big country boy that doesn't work out and eats fried chicken and just has that fantastic natural power that lets him hit 45 home runs per year?

I'm kinda wondering how well that will translate when rehabbing an injury.

If he pans out, the Sox probably a better hitter than Konerko for less money. But it's an awfully big question if he comes back.

Now, to you ChiSox financial experts, how does this affect their chances to resign Konerko? Do they have the money to throw around to pay Thome at least $7 million and still sign Konerko? Or do they forget Konerko and try to get Thomas back on the cheap to DH and let Thome play first?
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Postby wrveres » Thu Nov 24, 2005 3:58 am

this is a solid deal for Philly, but they sure are paying a ton of money to the the Sox.

I guess Philly really had no choice.

does this give Rowand a little bump in value?
slightly better ballpark I would think.
but has to play in the NL East,

so I guess it is a wash. hmmm
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Postby Dr. StrangeGlove » Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:18 am

Unless Chicago signs another outfeilder I wonder if any of their prospects will get a chance. Chris Young put up impressive numbers in AA (26HR, 77RBI, 32SB). I hear Pods will probabaly take over CF. Will this money spent on Thome stop them from re-signing Thomas?
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Postby davidmarver » Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:17 am

This has to be considered a success for Philly since they move Thome, but I'm not sure how great of a fit Rowand really is...his best asset, his glove, isn't put into complete use in the small confines of Philly's new ballpark (provided the fences don't get moved back). I won't criticize the deal because it opens things up financially and also for Howard, but I don't think Rowand is the CF Philly needs.
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