Phillies, Orioles Discussing Thome Trade

The Phillies and Orioles are talking seriously about a deal involving Jim Thome, a source tells Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.  Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. recently disclosed that he's open to moving the veteran if there is a deal that makes sense for both the slugger and the team.

After Thome's recent strong showing at designated hitter during interleague play, he is on board with joining an American League club in need of a bat.  The Phillies have been reportedly been shopping Thome to teams in need of a DH and a team like the O's would fit the bill.      

This post was originally published on June 30th.


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19 Comments on "Phillies, Orioles Discussing Thome Trade"


3 years 1 month ago

Don’t the Orioles already have enough players without positions? I know that they’re being decimated by injuries, but having Davis, Reynolds and Betemit on the roster, among others, doesn’t seem to leave a lot of room for Thome at DH.

3 years 1 month ago

They seem like they might be moving Davis into the outfield which will open more room for Thome

K Stiffler
3 years 1 month ago

“…having Davis, Reynolds and Betemit on the roster, among others, doesn’t seem to leave a lot of room for Thome at DH.”

It does if you face righthanded pitching…

Rabbitov
3 years 1 month ago

I am pretty surprised.  Absolutely want Thome’s bat, but defensively I am scared of the repercussions of not having that DH spot open for one of Betemit, Reynolds, or Davis.

letsgogiants
3 years 1 month ago

I think Thome would be a good fit for the Orioles. At the very least, he would be a good clubhouse presence while offering some power off the bench. Plus, his playoff experience wouldn’t hurt on a team trying desperately to make the playoffs for the first time since 1997. 

Christopher Sisk
3 years 1 month ago

Matsui and Scott are on the Rays. 

3 years 1 month ago

Baltimore hasnt gotten much production from Luke Scott and Matsui mainly because they dont play for the Orioles.  

Chris Daubert
3 years 1 month ago

“Baltimore hasn’t gotten a great deal of production out of Luke Scott and Hideki Matsui at the position this year.”  uh thats because they play for the Rays

3 years 1 month ago

Scott and Matsui have been giving Baltimore absolutely ZERO production this year, largely in part because they play for the Rays. 

Largebill
3 years 1 month ago

” Baltimore hasn’t gotten a great deal of production out of Luke Scott and Hideki Matsui at the position this year.”  That might be partly due to neither one being on their roster.

3 years 1 month ago

Could it be that the Orioles have not had a lot of production form Matsui or Scott because they are on the Rays?

3 years 1 month ago

Luke Scott and Hideki Matsui play for the Rays

Os69
3 years 1 month ago

Luke Scott and Hideki Matsui?  That’s true.  Baltimore also hasn’t gotten much production out of Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder or about 700 other guys who haven’t played for the Orioles this year.

Largebill
3 years 1 month ago

Wow, six nearly identical slams within a couple minutes of each other. Ya know you screwed up when everyone jumps on it at once.  

3 years 1 month ago

Would the Phillies be able to get anything better than cash or a mediocre PTBNL for him?

1980CHAMPS
3 years 1 month ago

They were able to get a decent left handed pitcher for Valdez so anything is possible.

$1529282
3 years 1 month ago

The originality and cleverness of all these comments is trumped only by the eagerness of commenters to rag on a site which they visit regularly enough to feel the need to sign up for accounts.

David Silverwood
3 years 1 month ago

Good deal for Thome and Orioles—nl Phillies need nl players

$1529282
3 years 1 month ago

Yeah, that bum’s 128 OPS+ is trash! And he’s only hitting .310/.396/.714 since June 8! Hang ’em up Jim!