JIM THOME RUMORS & GOSSIP
Last season during our accidental “we’ve been doing this for seven years without a break and urgh we’re tired of baseball jokes” hiatus, we missed a major milestone: Jim Thome, our personal hero and Official Chatroom Of Major League Baseball mascot, leaving pro baseball.
Of course, he didn’t really leave pro baseball. He took a “special assistant” job with...
By now, you’ve seen the first two renditions of our new version of While We’re Waiting. Andrew got us started on Tuesday. Rick followed up on Wednesday. Now, with my usual bent toward sports analytics and media topics, here’s my first stab at this new format. Hope you enjoy and chime in with your thoughts in the comments.
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Upon news of Rich Dubee's dismissal by the Phillies, fans were immediately clamoring for former Phillie and 2008 World Champion, Jamie Moyer, to become the team's new pitching coach for the 2014 season. Well, that never came to fruition obviously, as Bob McClure was hired. But now, another former Phillie...
I shall preface this column with the understanding that I don’t wish to be excessively critical of Jim Thome or his career in Cleveland. Indeed, like many, he was my favorite Indian from the earliest years which I can recollect. Unfortunately, my tone or at least prose is unavoidably loaded with criticism and irritation towards the honoring of Jim Thome. If this note makes you...
The Indians will unveil a statue of slugger Jim Thome at Progressive Field on Aug. 2.
Thome, the team's career leader in home runs, is being immortalized with the statue of him in his signature pose pointing his bat toward the pitcher. Hall of Fame pitcher Bob Feller is the only other Cleveland player to receive such an honor.
Thome said he never could have dreamed of such...
Via AP on Fox
January 25, 2014
The Minnesota Twins expressed interest in free agent
designated hitter Jim Thome earlier this offseason, and discussions could pick
up where they left off later in the spring, according to La Velle E. Neal III
of The Star Tribune.
Neal notes that the Twins had conversations with Thome and
his camp about a month ago. There hasn’t been recent contact, but Minnesota
The Orioles need to make a move. With the deadline fast approaching, and the Baltimore Oriole’s playoff hopes slowly slipping away, it is time for a deal to get done.
Every rumor involving the AL East squad has fallen by the wayside. With both Manny Machado and Dylan Bundy off the market there is very little Baltimore can offer to sign that big name pitcher. So it seems like a...
MINNEAPOLIS This three-game series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins is likely Jim Thome's last go-round at Target Field, the site of some of his mammoth home runs over the past few years.
Thome added one more to the list Wednesday.
In the fourth inning of the Phillies' 9-8 win, Thome took Twins reliever Anthony Swarzak deep for a two-run homer to...
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CLEARWATER, Fla. During his two seasons with the Minnesota Twins, slugger Jim Thome never played in the field. His 664 plate appearances all came as either a designated hitter or pinch hitter.
"He didn't even have a glove when he was with us," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "I looked in his locker for one more than once. I couldn't find one."