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Ozzie would welcome Thome back

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08:19 AM ET 08.24 | Yet again, the White Sox may not have a spot for Jim Thome. [With] Paul Konerko continuing to battle through the pain in his left calf/knee caused by an Andrew Miller fastball on July 31, the designated hitter spot has been filled, and that's the only spot Thome could take at this stage. But count manager Ozzie Guillen as one of many who would welcome back the prolific slugger. "I'd love to add Jim Thome back, to be honest with you," said Guillen. ... "A lot of people think I don't want Jimmy. It was just at that time we didn't have any place for him. But I have said day in and day out that Jimmy is one of my favorite guys in baseball. That's up to [general manger] Kenny [Williams]. I don't know if we're going to have five DHs."

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August 24, 2011  08:21 AM ET

That would be a mistake.

August 24, 2011  08:39 AM ET

m

August 24, 2011  09:16 AM ET

It's easy for Ozzie to say he wants him back because it makes no sense and will never happen. Ozzie's just, for once, being diplomatic about his comments.

August 24, 2011  10:15 AM ET

Dont let the door hit you on the way out!

August 24, 2011  10:55 AM ET

hopefully he can make it thru waivers to the Phillies and get 600 and a World Series Championship in the same year

August 24, 2011  11:49 AM ET

Phillies have the best record in the majors. There's no way Thome falls that far.

White Sox put a claim on him anyway so it doesnt matter.

August 24, 2011  12:10 PM ET

no way Twins send him to Chicago......no love there...Thome will only go where he wants or Twins will keep.....Cleveland is the obvious choice....Philli maybe but limited role......bet he stays with Twins.

August 24, 2011  12:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

no way Twins send him to Chicago......no love there...Thome will only go where he wants or Twins will keep.....Cleveland is the obvious choice....Philli maybe but limited role......bet he stays with Twins.

I can't envision any scenario in which Thome goes to the Phillies. They have the very last chance at him, behind every AL team and then go to the NL since Philly has the best record, they have dead last dibs on him.

I would think anyone else in the NL playoff chase would put in a claim on him if for no other reason, just solely to keep Thome away from the Phils

August 24, 2011  12:45 PM ET

Me thinks Ozzie would welcome a gun shot to the head

August 24, 2011  01:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

That would be a mistake.

one of the biggest mistake was,,,,,,,,,,, when the clubs hired a GM and this person sucks or drainout the franchise without fulfill their goals, epstein would fit just fine, and lets not forget cashman he could turn this cubs franchise in the first year of his contract!!!

August 24, 2011  02:21 PM ET

If I was Thome, I would tell Ozzie to get lost.

August 24, 2011  02:25 PM ET

this is a joke.. its def not gonna fall through ..

August 24, 2011  06:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

this is a joke.. its def not gonna fall through ..

wouldn't
couldn't shouldn't fall through not matter who its doing the brain wash!!

August 24, 2011  06:20 PM ET

Ozzie should be trade to the pirates or to the birds orioles, perhaps he could turn this teams on the right direction!!!!

August 24, 2011  06:22 PM ET

the padres need to remove every top coach in their team, this year they fool themselves without any excuse what's o ever!!!

August 24, 2011  06:23 PM ET

red sox yankees? against the poor little rays??? who will achieve more wins!!!

August 24, 2011  06:23 PM ET

next page!!

August 24, 2011  06:40 PM ET

Does Ozzie speak English?

August 26, 2011  07:27 AM ET

Who knew Ozzie could tell someone they've just asked a really stupid question in such a diplomatic manner?

 
August 26, 2011  07:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

red sox yankees? against the poor little rays??? who will achieve more wins!!!

red sox :)

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