What this says to me is how much the players love the organization to "want" to come back and work for the Sox. Jim Thome is incredibly well respected and probably could have gotten a job anywhere. He chose here. It's obvious he enjoyed his time here.
And for the "replace RV" talk, when that time comes there's one name I for one would love as a manager: AJ.
2015: hoping we traded a donkey for a stud at DH. If departure patterns hold true, playoffs are in the future. GO SOX!