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Jermaine Dye wants to pull a Jim Edmonds

Nov 11, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

Jermaine Dye

Ken Rosenthal reports that Jermaine Dye — who spent 2010 playing golf, and my doesn’t he look rested — intends to play baseball again. Rosenthal says that Dye has been contacted by the Rays, Rockies and Phillies.

He didn’t retire last year, he simply didn’t want to play for the kinds of low-dollar offers he was getting and eventually interest dried up.  This after a 2009 season in which he hit really well in the first half and faded in the second half. And in which he was a tremendous defensive liability.
I can see him getting some interest from teams desperate for a right-handed bat, but you’d figure to have any real value Dye would have to be a DH.
  1. Utley's Hair - Nov 11, 2010 at 4:49 PM

    Dear. God. No.

  2. ThatGuy - Nov 11, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Twins should sign Dye and Thome and Platoon them. Thome kills righties, Dye hits well against lefties.

    • Utley's Hair - Nov 11, 2010 at 5:47 PM

      Platooning DHs sounds like the apex of laziness.

      • scatterbrian - Nov 11, 2010 at 6:01 PM

        or a shitty experimental rock duo

  3. scatterbrian - Nov 11, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    I don’t get this. Does he think the offers will be better this off-season? Or has he finally conceded that he’s a DH going forward?

  4. apbaguy - Nov 11, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    And has he lost weight? His conditioning was a big issue also.

  5. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Nov 12, 2010 at 2:52 PM

    I think he’s a solid bat off the bench for a number of teams. If he realizes his dollar value is $1 million or less, I’d say as many as 10-12 teams would bite.

  6. royhobbs39 - Nov 12, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Prediction: Theo Reclamation Project #32. Signs a minor league contract with the Sox in hopes of joining a major league team in playoff contention. Heads down to Florida where he develops a lingering health issue. Never makes it above high Single A. Lasts about five weeks before he is released by Theo to pursue other offers. Is very quickly picked up by the Pirates (or Astros, or Royals, etc). Has a breakout first two weeks. Then implodes. Struggles in the field. Struggles at the plate. Complains to the press about the manager’s decision to platoon him as a pinch hitter. Destroyed by the press. (Given the option and…) Retires. Goes home to await is Hall of Fame invite. Wonders why Carlos Delgado gets more votes than him…

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