PDA

View Full Version : Thomas vs. Thome


ohiosoxfan
09-02-2006, 09:30 AM
Has anybody noticed that Big Hurt's numbers aren't that far off of Thome's? Not saying that maybe we would have been better off keeping Big Frank and Rowand, but its amazing that he's been able to get as close as he has.

Hitmen77
09-02-2006, 10:59 AM
Thomas is making an impressive run.

But as you suggest, I don't regret the move. Thome was incredible for us in the 1st half. He's slowed up in the 2nd half, but he's not terrible. If we instead had Thomas hitting .190 during the 1st half, we would have fewer wins at this point.

STRETCH!!!
09-02-2006, 11:12 AM
Not to mention that Thome provides a left handed bat in the line-up, which has helpd Dye, Konerko, etc. I seriously doubt we'd have more wins with Thomas.

However, if Thomas could have been converted to a statring pitcher, then .......

fquaye149
09-02-2006, 11:27 AM
that's the worst teal I've ever seen.

The thing about the Thomas Thome thing is that Thome was hot when we needed hitting. Now we don't need his bat as much with Dye on fire. If we traded seasons (because there's no sure thing Thomas would have been bad here in the first half or Thome would have been good there or whatever), we might have found ourselves in a pretty big hole.

That said, I'm ecstatic Frank is proving the naysayers (me included) wrong by having a pretty damned solid season!

JB98
09-02-2006, 12:42 PM
Best wishes to Frank except when he plays us. But I don't regret the move.

thomas35forever
09-02-2006, 12:46 PM
Frank will always be my favorite player, but Thome's done some phenominal things for us this season.

MISoxfan
09-02-2006, 05:39 PM
Thomas is making an impressive run.

But as you suggest, I don't regret the move. Thome was incredible for us in the 1st half. He's slowed up in the 2nd half, but he's not terrible. If we instead had Thomas hitting .190 during the 1st half, we would have fewer wins at this point.

Thomas hit .190 in April, not the first half.

Beautox
09-02-2006, 05:39 PM
Has anybody noticed that Big Hurt's numbers aren't that far off of Thome's? Not saying that maybe we would have been better off keeping Big Frank and Rowand, but its amazing that he's been able to get as close as he has.

If we would've kept Thomas, PK wouldn't have resigned.

fquaye149
09-02-2006, 05:45 PM
If we would've kept Thomas, PK wouldn't have resigned.

Did he tell you that?

ilsox7
09-02-2006, 05:49 PM
Did he tell you that?

PK was very clear that trading for Thome was the absolute best thing the Sox did to get him to re-sign.

BeviBall!
09-02-2006, 05:50 PM
If we would've kept Thomas, PK wouldn't have resigned.

I, also, believe this to be true.

Beautox
09-02-2006, 05:54 PM
Did he tell you that?

In fact he did :cool:, over his press conference held over mlb.com when he resigned, Thome even tried to contact PK after he was traded to the white sox, to try and get him to resign.

StatHead21
09-02-2006, 05:58 PM
Thomas was a huge gamble, the Sox made the right move, he's too injury prone.

Edward
09-02-2006, 06:35 PM
However, if Thomas could have been converted to a statring pitcher, then .......

MY EYES!!!

DaleJRFan
09-02-2006, 09:12 PM
Konerko re-signed, not resigned. Had Konerko resigned, he wouldn't be playing baseball any longer.

esbrechtel
09-02-2006, 09:15 PM
However, if Thomas could have been converted to a statring pitcher, then .......
:tealpolice:

Fake Chet Lemon
09-02-2006, 10:47 PM
Unless Frank became a switch-hitter, I'll keep Thome's left-handed stick.

But when you factor in payroll and the fact we lost Aaron Rowand........Rowand would look good in Left Field right now.

Fake Chet Lemon
09-02-2006, 10:49 PM
PK was very clear that trading for Thome was the absolute best thing the Sox did to get him to re-sign.

IMO, adding the 5th year to the contract is what got it done for Paul-ee. More than signing Thome.

whitesoxwilkes
09-02-2006, 10:53 PM
Konerko re-signed, not resigned. Had Konerko resigned, he wouldn't be playing baseball any longer.

Maybe he resigned himself to the fact he was going to be a White Sox for the rest of his career?

nedlug
09-03-2006, 10:31 AM
Unless Frank became a switch-hitter, I'll keep Thome's left-handed stick.

But when you factor in payroll and the fact we lost Aaron Rowand........Rowand would look good in Left Field right now.

It wouldn't have played out like that - BA would not be playing right now. Well, I guess we wouldn't have seen Mack in center.