Originally Posted by Brewski
Rowand was due for major money soon and they thought they had the next CF right there for peanuts. So they gave Rowand's money to Thome and would have been better off standing pat with Rowand and Frank. Hindsight. Kenny had it in for Frank. That may have been the X-factor behind it all.
The injury that sidelined Thomas in 05 was a fracture in his left foot. The previous year he was sidelined with a fractured left ankle. He was 37 years old in 2005, I am sure his age and coming back from these injuries was the major consideration in not signing him.