Originally Posted by Deadguy
Thome was better than Thomas from 2006-2008, but they should not have had to give up Rowand for him, considering everyone knew that the Phillies wanted to get rid of Thome.
The Thome/Thomas difference is closer than you say, especially with Frank's Oakland comeback. Rowand was the most replaceable starter on the '05 squad. I was more concerned with the two pitchers the Sox gave up for Thome.