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Postby YankFan51 » Sat Jul 05, 2003 9:57 pm

His HRs and RBIs are ok, but he's completely useless on particular weeks. His AVG sucks and he's usually good for 0 for 4 days.
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Postby Hyde » Sat Jul 05, 2003 10:47 pm

He had a bad stretch in April, but since then he has been consistent. His average is low, but his OBP is still decent at .383. Thome is still a good hitter don't worry.
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Postby LCBOY » Sat Jul 05, 2003 10:52 pm

I have him on my team. Just be patient. Yes, those 0/4, 3K nights are so infuriating but I think he is going to explode in the second half. He is still drawing walks which is a good signs. He'll rake in 2nd half!!!
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Postby quickfingerz » Sun Jul 06, 2003 12:15 am

I usually stay away from players that switch leagues. Generally the switch from AL to NL is more statistically depleting than going from NL to AL.

Jacobs Field was a place that Thome loved. Look at his splits from last year. This year he doesn't have the comfort/luxury.

I'd look for a big season from Thome next year.
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Postby Ousmagic » Sun Jul 06, 2003 12:25 am

u cant expect thome to hit for a high average with all the strikeouts he gets it is lucky that he is able to bat over .260
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Postby Jack-In-A-Box » Sun Jul 06, 2003 12:52 am

quickfingerz wrote:I usually stay away from players that switch leagues. Generally the switch from AL to NL is more statistically depleting than going from NL to AL.



I'd look for a big season from Thome next year.


I feel the exact same way. A friend asked me what i thought about Thome this season before he traded for him right before the season started. I told him i'd stay away from him this year. Next year, sure. This year, no. He didnt listen. He's been pissed ever since. Mainly because he gave up Delgado to get Thome. HAHA.
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Postby Clevelander » Sun Jul 06, 2003 11:20 am

being a clevelander and watching his career, you've got to have average as a stat then because thats roughly the only complaint you can have from him, you may have also been sold on the high average he put up last year and thought he had turned the corner. don't get me wrong, i love the guy and his numbers are above par but to get what he did last year wont happen.
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Postby Guest » Sun Jul 06, 2003 12:32 pm

20th in runs scored 14th in rbis and 17th in home runs for all of major league baseball and he had a horrible start..... you must be kidding
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Postby Danks81 » Sun Jul 06, 2003 12:51 pm

Typical Yankees fan, knows nothing about baseball. Thome always starts slow then has a monster second half.
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Postby Guest » Sun Jul 06, 2003 1:09 pm

There is no statistical basis for a player goring from the AL to the NL struggling. Look at Jim Edmonds' first year with the Cardinals. He hit .295/.411/.593 with 42 HRs, 108 RBI, 103 BB, 129 R. I don't think Thome's struggles have to do with him changing leagues but changing home ballparks. Veteran's Staduim is a tougher hitter's park than Jacobs Field.
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