Found November 07, 2011 on NBC Philadelphia:
We're not exactly sure yet what role Jim Thome is going to wind up playing on the 2012 Phillies. He'll be a potent power bat off the bench for sure and he might be an occasional first baseman, even though he's said in the past that he doesn't think playing the field is his best use. Should the Phils make it to the World Series, he'd certainly be their designated hitter. For now, though, the one thing that Thome is definitely doing for the Phillies is marketing. Thome has been in contact with his former Twins teammate Michael Cuddyer about joining up again as members of the Phillies next season. Thome wouldn't say whether Cuddyer is as interested in joining the Phillies as they seem to be in having him come aboard, but their chances of landing him can't be hurt too much by Thome's lobbying. It also can't hurt that the Phillies seem to be making Cuddyer a top priority right away. Buster Olney of ESPN reported over the weekend that the Phillies seem ...

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Jim Thome and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $1.25 million, one-year contract.The 41-year-old Thome hit .256 with 15 home runs and 50 RBI in a combined 93 games with the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians last season. He batted .350 with runners in scoring position ...

FanGraphs Audio: Dave Cameron

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The Rockies have expressed interest in free agent second baseman Jamey Carroll​, writes Troy Renck of The Denver Post.  The 37-year-old enjoyed his time in Colorado and has interest in a return.  However, the veteran might be too rich for the Rockies' blood.  Renck sees Carroll's market value as something around a two-year, $8MM deal, as established by the Marlins'...

Thome To Continue Playing….In Philadelphia

It happened over the weekend, so it didn’t get much publicity, but Tribe legend Jim Thome decided to continue his baseball career. Not surprisingly, he won’t be doing it in Cleveland. Instead, he did surprise a lot of people signing with another one of his former teams, the Philadelphia Phillies. As you all know, Thome left the Indians for the “greener” pastures of Philadelphia...

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