Yup, which is why I always HATED the Thome signing.
Is Thome a bad guy? Nope.
Is he a terrible baseball player? Absolutely not.
What he signified, though, was Kenny Williams' refusal to stick to a philosophy change.
I truly believe that NOT having a ton of power in the lineup makes you sharper as a team. You're looking to sacrifice. You're looking to execute a hit and run, because the three run homer isn't guaranteed.
Having guys like Thome and Dunn slow you down. You turn the brain volume down and stand at first or second base, hoping that they don't pull another ball right into the shift.
It's terrible baseball.
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