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The list is free for all to read here. The scouting reports are subscriber only content, so don’t copy/paste. I’ll summarize in one sentence the reports and I’ll provide my own thoughts on the list after the jump.
01. Trevor May, RHP – Raw stuff still good, added a slider in 2011, now a 4 pitch guy, repeating his delivery better (improved command/control)
02. Jesse Biddle, LHP – Velo down, changeup/curveball both very good considering his age/experience
03. Sebastian Valle, C – Good athlete, improving defense
04. Jonathan Pettibone, RHP – Velo is up (now 90-94 touching 95) and has taken to the 2 seam fastball
05. Phillippe Aumont, RHP – Command still an issue, and apparently so is his attitude (first time I’ve heard that)
06. Freddy Galvis, SS – You’ve heard it all before, great glove, weak stick
07. Justin De Fratus, RHP – Slider has improved
08. Brody Colvin, RHP – Questions about his delivery/mechanics leading to health issues
09. Jiwan James, OF – Superb defender, better hitter
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He’s back. James Howard Thome is yet again, a Philadelphia Phillie. The 41-year-old first baseman signed a one-year contract worth $1.25M, pending a physical which is scheduled for today (Saturday). Which means the deal could be officially announced as soon as this afternoon. With Ryan Howard’s possibility of starting the 2012 season on the DL, Thome seems to be a solid pick...
Jim Thome is returning to the Philadelphia Phillies, where he played from 2003 to 2005, according to MLB.com. The Phillies and Thome have agreed on a one-year contract, sources say.
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Sources are reporting that the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a 1 year deal that would bring Jim Thome back to Philly, and reunite him once again with manager Charlie Manuel.
The first free agent of the 2011 class has landed - Jim Thome, in Philadelphia. Todd Zolecki of MLB.com is reporting the one year deal. Terms haven't been disclosed, but it's expected to be just a one year pact. Thome made $3 million last year with the Twins and Indians.
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The Phillies and Jim Thome have agreed to a one-year contract, reports MLB.com's Todd Zolecki.
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