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"


Guest
3 years 7 days 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.

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3 years 7 days ago

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

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K Stiffler
3 years 7 days 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…

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Rabbitov
3 years 7 days 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.

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letsgogiants
3 years 7 days 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. 

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Christopher Sisk
3 years 7 days ago

Matsui and Scott are on the Rays. 

Guest
3 years 7 days ago

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