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
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.