Thome Is Back
Jim Thome might have one last shot at a World Series championship, and he plans to take it with the Phillies.
Sources told MLB.com this evening the Phillies and Thome have agreed to a one-year contract. The deal is pending him passing a physical. Terms are unknown, but I’m guessing it’s a low-risk signing for the Phillies (i.e. it’s relatively cheap). I’m not surprised this happened because the Phillies and Thome wanted to reunite this season. But there are plenty of interesting aspects to this signing: Can he play in the field? Can he get enough at-bats to stay sharp? Can he stay healthy?
If he can stay sharp and healthy, he provides the Phillies a left-handed power bat off the bench, which the Phillies needed this season.