Sunday, July 1, 2012

Jim Thome Traded to Orioles, Everybody Wins

Jim Thome, eighth best home run hitter in baseball history, was just traded to the Orioles from the Phillies for two minor leaguers.  Thome had signed with the Phillies as a free agent, hoping to platoon first base while Ryan Howard was on the DL this season.

As recently as last month, Thome has been as good as ever, batting .333 with four home runs, 14 RBI and a 1.137 OPS.  He now takes his talents to Eutaw Street, where the O's are still hanging on, sitting in second place.

The 41-year-old should see regular DH time now that he is with an American League team.  When Thome gets into a rhythm, its hard to stop him, and with just one more home run to officially make him the seventh best home run hitter of all time, we could see him make the jump by the end of the week.

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