According to MLB.com’s Mychael Urban, A’s DH Frank Thomas would like to return to the team for the ’09 season. Thomas likes the team’s direction and wants to play until he’s 41 or 42 (he’s turned 40 in May). He won’t be looking for big money. Thomas believes Mike Sweeney would also like to return in ’09.
Thomas had a huge month of May after the Blue Jays let him go, but then missed all of June and July with a quad injury. He hasn’t hit at all this month. I imagine the A’s would be willing to bring him back for a million bucks or so.