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Jim Thome is still looking for work, but he could be in luck.
According to Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN, there is mutual interest between Thome and Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, leaving some to believe the 42-year-old slugger could end up continuing his career in Minnesota in 2013.
Wolfson reports that not everyone in the Minnesota organization is on board with the idea, as the major sticking point reportedly is Thome’s insistence on signing a major league deal. Nevertheless, it’s interesting to see that Thome wants to keep playing, even if it’s still in a minimal bench role.
Thome’s desire to continue what has been an excellent career got us thinking. What other players out there who will be 40 or who are turning 40 this season are capable of making an impact?
Jason Giambi expressed a desire to manage during the offseason, but after the Rockies hired Walt Weiss as their new skipper, the veteran instead decided that he wasn’t ready to hang up the cleats and signed a minor league deal...
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Jim Thome remains unsigned. One of baseball’s best power hitters, the 42-year-old Thome is not ready to retire just yet.
There was not a lot of talk connecting Thome to teams this winter but that has not stopped the left handed hitter with 612 career home runs from looking.
One team that could be an option for Thome is the Minnesota Twins 1500ESPN reports that Twins manager Ron...
It was reported last week that the Minnesota Twins
previously had some level of interest in reuniting with designated hitter Jim
Thome. Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 is now reporting that there is mutual
interest between Thome and the Twins, though not all team officials are on
Thome update: Gardy wants. Told there's mutual interest, although not all MN officials...
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Orioles outfielder Adam Jones played in every game last season, so he says he is now going after Cal Ripken Jr.'s games record.
The O’s look to build on the success of their 2012 season As a life long Baltimore Orioles fan, the 2012 season can only be described as magical. The O’s took a talented young team without many marquee “stars”, and pieced together a competitive squad that went on a run and eventually snuck into the playoffs after defeating the Rangers in the wild card game. They eventually...
There are 162 game in a Major League Baseball season. With so many games and so little time off in between, you typically can see numerous players get days off from time to time in an effort to conserve their energy. It actually has gotten to the point where it is a rarity to see a player not miss a game all season.
But the Baltimore Orioles Adam Jones has a different mentality...
Matt Wieters homered and drove in five runs, Conor Jackson connected twice and the Baltimore Orioles beat a Philadelphia Phillies split squad 12-3 on Sunday.
Wieters hit a three-run shot and Jackson followed with his first homer off Phillies starter Kyle Kendrick in the first inning.
Baltimore scored seven runs in the fifth on a two-run double by Wieters, a three-run homer by Jackson...
Brian Roberts had three hits and a home run, and Nolan Reimold and Wilson Betemit hit consecutive home runs Friday to lead the Baltimore Orioles over a Pittsburgh Pirates' split squad 6-5.
Gaby Sanchez homered twice for the Pirates.
Limited by concussions, back surgery and hip surgery to 115 games during the past three seasons, Roberts hasn't hit a regular-season home run...
Tweet Last June eventual American League Rookie of the Year Mike Trout made one the defensive plays of the season when he robbed Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy of a would-be home run in Baltimore. Re-watching the video never gets old, but if you would like another way remember the moment these will be available [...]