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BRDSR
03-31-2009, 02:50 PM
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090331&content_id=4094334&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

What are the chances he puts on a Sox uniform again without a significant injury (to a Sox player)?

What are the chances if Jim Thome gets injured in the first two months of the season?

I answer 0% chance and 20% chance, respectively.

ChiSoxFan81
03-31-2009, 02:57 PM
What are the chances no one signs him and he signs a 1-day contract with the Sox before retiring?

doublem23
03-31-2009, 03:32 PM
Batting next for your Joliet Jackhammers, #35 The Big Hurt... Frank Thomas!!!

The Critic
03-31-2009, 03:36 PM
Whether he's ready or not, if no one offers him a contract he's essentially retired, minus a press conference.

BleacherBandit
03-31-2009, 03:50 PM
He should sustain his batting average. Give up while you're ahead, Frank.

beasly213
03-31-2009, 04:17 PM
He should sustain his batting average. Give up while you're ahead, Frank.

Agreed. Please stay above .300 for your career Big Hurt.

spawn
03-31-2009, 04:27 PM
He should sustain his batting average. Give up while you're ahead, Frank.

Agreed. Please stay above .300 for your career Big Hurt.
If the man feels like he still has something to offer and wants to play, I see nothing wrong with it. I personally don't want to see a diminished Frank, but it's not my decision. :shrug:

whitesox901
03-31-2009, 04:43 PM
Agreed. Please stay above .300 for your career Big Hurt.

agreed

whitem0nkey
03-31-2009, 05:12 PM
some are worried about him going below 300, but he is tied for 18th place in HR. if he can get 27 HRs his year he will move to 13th place with 548HRs.

I think he would rather but in 13th place with a 299 BA vs being tied for 18th in HR but have a 300.

and when you see Barry Bonds*, Sammy Sosa*, Mark McGwire*, Rafael Palmeiro* above him and its fair to discredit them and that would leave him 9th.

so why not lets get to 9th on the all time HR list.

thomas35forever
03-31-2009, 05:22 PM
While I personally think Frank has reached the end of his rope, those who are worked up about his batting average need to calm down. Plenty of players have been inducted into the Hall with an average below .300, including:

Frank Chance
Harmon Killebrew
Lou Brock
Willie McCovey
Eddie Murray

In fact, most catchers in the Hall don't have that average, including...you guessed it...Carlton freakin' Fisk. He's in once he's eligible.

CHISOXFAN13
04-01-2009, 01:47 PM
While I personally think Frank has reached the end of his rope, those who are worked up about his batting average need to calm down. Plenty of players have been inducted into the Hall with an average below .300, including:

Frank Chance
Harmon Killebrew
Lou Brock
Willie McCovey
Eddie Murray

In fact, most catchers in the Hall don't have that average, including...you guessed it...Carlton freakin' Fisk. He's in once he's eligible.

Who cares about what catchers have done? What does a position, not known for high batting average numbers, have to do with Frank Thomas?

jkrohn
04-01-2009, 01:53 PM
I don't think he will sign to play with the Sox in either scenario. I do wish he would retire as I don't like watching players diminish to the point where they are forced to give it up.

That being said though, if some team is willing to take him I can't knock him. They would have to force me to quit.

Irishsox1
04-01-2009, 03:36 PM
I'm not kidding, but I bet Frank needs to play to continue paying for his divorce settlement.

palehozenychicty
04-01-2009, 03:38 PM
I'm not kidding, but I bet Frank needs to play to continue paying for his divorce settlement.


Bingo!

slavko
04-01-2009, 03:52 PM
I'm not kidding, but I bet Frank needs to play to continue paying for his divorce settlement.

How was he paying for it when he signed with Oakland for under $1M after leaving here? If there's no clause adjusting the payout when he retires, there was some bad lawyerin' going on. Is he expected to play forever?