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Do you think Jim Thome Will Earn 1st Base Eligibility?

Postby Diggs » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:11 pm

Thome currently has UTI eligibility only in Yahoo leagues. I also think it only takes 3 starts at a position to earn eligibility there. What are the chances Thome can get 3 starts at 1B? And if you do think he will; do you think it will be very deep into the seaon by the time he does?

I think he only got 3 starts there all last season; was that due to any type of lingering injury? If the current starting 1B get injured, would Thome take over or would CHI keep him at DH and start someone else at 1B? Etc.

Thanks in advance.
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Postby LukeW9027 » Sun Mar 25, 2007 9:14 pm

It is possible when interleague play starts. The lack of starts at 1b had nothing to do with any specific injuries/problems that he doesnt have this year. If i remember correctly, Konerko and Thome switched off playing 1B during interleague play.
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Re: Do you think Jim Thome Will Earn 1st Base Eligibility?

Postby SOUTHSIDE HITMEN » Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:08 pm

Diggs wrote:Thome currently has UTI eligibility only in Yahoo leagues. I also think it only takes 3 starts at a position to earn eligibility there. What are the chances Thome can get 3 starts at 1B? And if you do think he will; do you think it will be very deep into the seaon by the time he does?

I think he only got 3 starts there all last season; was that due to any type of lingering injury? If the current starting 1B get injured, would Thome take over or would CHI keep him at DH and start someone else at 1B? Etc.

Thanks in advance.

I don't hink the Sox want Thome playing fulltime 1B. Erstad will be the 1B if Konerko got hurt. If you can wait he might get 3 starts at first once interleague starts.
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Postby Diggs » Sun Mar 25, 2007 11:12 pm

Thanks guys. ;-D
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Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:22 am

I don't think so
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Postby Nerfherders » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:33 pm

Actually, last year Thome got almost no starts during interleague play. They chose to sit him instead of starting him. I wouldnt expect 1B eligibility from him this year unless Konerko is down for a significant amount of time and Thome fills in for Erstad on occasion.
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Postby Legia13 » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:38 pm

Living in chicago, I'd say theres pretty much no way in hell he gets 1B. Which is sad because I own him in a lot of leagues.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:40 pm

As everyone has said, no.
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:12 pm

i expect thome to be rested more this yr. towards the end of the year last season they sat him quite a bit.
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Re: Do you think Jim Thome Will Earn 1st Base Eligibility?

Postby SmartassBoiler » Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:16 pm

SOUTHSIDE HITMEN wrote:I don't hink the Sox want Thome playing fulltime 1B. Erstad will be the 1B if Konerko got hurt. If you can wait he might get 3 starts at first once interleague starts.


I agree. Thome doesn't offer much defensive value, and he's only going to increase the chances of getting hurt while playing the field. I hope the Sox are smart enough not to play him there. His bat is too valuable for the risk.
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