Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 18
  1. #1
    Addict
    Points: 196,600, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 10.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    Dryburn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    9,302
    Points
    196,600
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 382
    Given: 9

    Twins re-sign Thome

    No link yet....just got some tweets from writers.

    1 year deal....3 million with incentives.

    I was kind of hoping they might try and get Vlad.......have another right-handed bat......but Thome is okay too.



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 16,930, Level: 39
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 320
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Dormeezy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    1,173
    Points
    16,930
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 108

  3. #3
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 62,637, Level: 77
    Level completed: 62%, Points required for next Level: 613
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    4,529
    Points
    62,637
    Level
    77
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 106
    Given: 4

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    No link yet....just got some tweets from writers.

    1 year deal....3 million with incentives.

    I was kind of hoping they might try and get Vlad.......have another right-handed bat......but Thome is okay too.
    vlad would have been better, but he wants to play every day and would cost a whole lot more.



  4. #4
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 43,607, Level: 64
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 643
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    3,722
    Points
    43,607
    Level
    64
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 34
    Given: 23

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    Quote Originally Posted by Dryburn View Post
    No link yet....just got some tweets from writers.

    1 year deal....3 million with incentives.

    I was kind of hoping they might try and get Vlad.......have another right-handed bat......but Thome is okay too.
    Vlad would have been a bigger risk and probably a more costly option. Thome has proven that he can be effective getting 250 at bats and hitting for power at Target Field. Vlad hit only .217 with no extra base hits in 23 at bats at Target Field. I think that he started to slip his last year with the Angels and that much of his improvement last year can be attributed to the hitter friendly park in Texas.



  5. #5
    All-Star
    Points: 16,930, Level: 39
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 320
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    Dormeezy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Cedar Rapids
    Posts
    1,173
    Points
    16,930
    Level
    39
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 13
    Given: 108

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    Should be fun seeing Thome get HR #600 as a Twin.



  6. #6
    Pro
    Points: 38,608, Level: 60
    Level completed: 64%, Points required for next Level: 442
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    CycloneNorth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Clarksville, TN
    Posts
    2,119
    Points
    38,608
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 34
    Given: 13

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    I love watching Thome play and he seems to be a great guy.



  7. #7
    Addict
    Points: 115,925, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6,266
    Points
    115,925
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 983
    Given: 60

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    Awesome!! I was in Dallas this morning and they had a front sports page article about how Thome would be a good fit for the Rangers and how the Rangers would be a good fit for him. I'm pretty sure that Thome could have gotten more money a lot of places.

    It will be fun to see him hit #600 for Minnesota. He sure was a big reason why the Twins won their division last year.



  8. #8
    Pro
    Points: 24,057, Level: 47
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 493
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    10000 Experience PointsVeteran

    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    2,145
    Points
    24,057
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 2

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    chalk up another division title if thome can hit with similar power and avg that he did last season. plus the fact that we are the best team in the division anyway



  9. #9
    Addict
    Points: 144,514, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    CrossCyed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Iowa
    Posts
    9,403
    Points
    144,514
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 15
    Given: 1

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    chalk up another division title if thome can hit with similar power and avg that he did last season. plus the fact that we are the best team in the division anyway
    It's gonna be Twins/Sox down to the wire again.



  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 33,241, Level: 56
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,009
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Social25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    bpmcclain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,201
    Points
    33,241
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 14

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    Thome is a great clubhouse guy as well as a great power hitter. I would take him over Vlad any day at this stage in their careers.



  11. #11
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 67,316, Level: 80
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 734
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyfanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Posts
    4,178
    Points
    67,316
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 87
    Given: 1,235

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeyeh8r View Post
    chalk up another division title if thome can hit with similar power and avg that he did last season. plus the fact that we are the best team in the division anyway
    But if Morneau is healthy then no way Thome gets half the ABs he had last year correct?



  12. #12
    All-Star
    Points: 33,241, Level: 56
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,009
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Social25000 Experience PointsVeteran
    bpmcclain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    1,201
    Points
    33,241
    Level
    56
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 14

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    But if Morneau is healthy then no way Thome gets half the ABs he had last year correct?
    Morneau was 1B and Thome was DH so it shouldnt affect the AB's



  13. #13
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 67,316, Level: 80
    Level completed: 55%, Points required for next Level: 734
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyfanatic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    Posts
    4,178
    Points
    67,316
    Level
    80
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 87
    Given: 1,235

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    Quote Originally Posted by bpmcclain View Post
    Morneau was 1B and Thome was DH so it shouldnt affect the AB's
    Thome wasn't the DH at the beginning of the season was he? I thought he ended up getting a prominent role due to Morneau's injury. I must be "mis-remembering" (thanks Roger)!



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 115,925, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    6,266
    Points
    115,925
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 983
    Given: 60

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfanatic View Post
    But if Morneau is healthy then no way Thome gets half the ABs he had last year correct?

    Right....Thome became the every day DH once Morneau went out since Cuddy went to first and Kubel played the OF.

    Thome is still a value at $3 million and at a part time role.

    Have we even heard that Morneau is coming back?



  15. #15
    Walk On
    Points: 10,700, Level: 31
    Level completed: 22%, Points required for next Level: 550
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    129
    Points
    10,700
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 20
    Given: 27

    Re: Twins re-sign Thome

    Quote Originally Posted by jsb View Post
    Right....Thome became the every day DH once Morneau went out since Cuddy went to first and Kubel played the OF.

    Thome is still a value at $3 million and at a part time role.

    Have we even heard that Morneau is coming back?
    Reports are that Morneau is "ramping up" his workouts and the Twins are optimistic he will be ready for the start of Spring Training.

    My wife is a big Thome fan - I bought her a T-shirt last summer that said, "When Teddy Roosevelt said speak softly but carry a big stick, he was talking about Jim Thome."



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • FOOTBALL: Iowa State vs. UNI
  • August 29, 2015
  • 06:00 PM