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The Indians cut off their pursuit of Jim Thome

Feb 7, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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Sad jams for Cleveland fans of a certain age:

 

It’s hard to see where else he’d go. There just aren’t a lot of teams who could use a DH at the moment. It’s possible that this could be the end if Jim.

  1. bananalaundry - Feb 7, 2013 at 4:38 PM

    Yankees are probably kicking themselves for signing Hafner right about now.

  2. Old Gator - Feb 7, 2013 at 4:47 PM

    Cutting off Jim Thome makes for a nice symbolic castration. It sure beats the real thing.

  3. raysfan1 - Feb 7, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Rays should give his agent a call.

  4. 13arod - Feb 7, 2013 at 5:25 PM

    i would liked tampa not to resign luke scott i wanted them to get thome or get jhonny damon back

  5. yankeepunk3000 - Feb 7, 2013 at 5:50 PM

    yanks should of gave him a shot I love this guy. Don’t retire damn it one more year one more year!!!!

  6. tuberippin - Feb 7, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    He’ll get a job somewhere if he wants to keep playing. He’s too good of a power hitter, too good of a walk-drawing hitter, too good of a teammate, too valuable a source of hitting information for him to not get a job. His skills have not diminished to the point that he couldn’t justify a roster spot like, say, Jason Giambi.

    Baltimore, Tampa, and Houston could all do well by signing him. Hopefully someone does, but then again I didn’t expect Thome to play for as long as he has, and I was ecstatic to see him get to not only 500, but 600+ home runs.

  7. Ray Tapajna - Feb 20, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    View rare sports art of Jim Thome in Cleveland, Chicago, Minnesota and Phillies uniforms on his way to hitting more than 600 home runs.
    See http://ray-tapajna.artistwebsites.com/art/a/unique+sports+art+collectibles+by+ray+tapajna/all
    or see http://ray-tapajna.artistwebsites.com/ Available as metal art too.

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