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Indians still open to Jim Thome signing?

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10:58 AM ET 02.10 | The Indians kept saying they were open to the return of Travis Hafner or Thome. But Hafner signed with the Yankees for $2 million plus incentives. Thome is still looking for a team. The Tribe's stance was they might bring in an aging DH on a minor-league deal. Thome, 42, is naturally looking for a guaranteed roster spot. Hafner's signing probably made Thome think there's a team somewhere willing to pay at least $1 million and ensure that he opens the season. For the last few years, the Indians have quietly talked about moving away from a full-time DH -- unless the guy was an impact hitter. That is the plan for 2013.

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February 10, 2013  03:39 PM ET

Thome seems like the type who needs to be told that it's all over before he realizes it himself.

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February 10, 2013  04:47 PM ET

INDIANS most be desperate team to the point in wanted to sign THOME? please live him alone and let him do the walking already,,,,

February 10, 2013  04:47 PM ET
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He's got nothing left in the tank but it would be nice to see him finish his career where it started.

he always can sign a one day contract though,,

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February 10, 2013  05:04 PM ET
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I'd take him as a late inning left handed bat off the bench. He can barely get out of his own way, but that bat still has a little pop left in it.

the bat may have a little pop, but thome has been gone south long ago,,,

February 10, 2013  05:07 PM ET
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Thome seems like the type who needs to be told that it's all over before he realizes it himself.

well, the thing in here is,,if somebody its offering you 1 million one year contract,, the offer its a bit tentative,,,,

February 10, 2013  06:52 PM ET

No need, they signed Giambi to a minor league contract.

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February 11, 2013  10:27 AM ET

wiseup: Its the Indians money. if they want to spend it on 2 40 plus guys to DH, thats there perogative. If they want to end up 4th or 5th in their division that is their perogative.

 
February 13, 2013  04:22 PM ET

Jim Thome, when healthy, can still mash it with anybody. The Chinese community in Minneapolis loved the way he would come into our restaurants and mingle with the commoners. God bless you Jimmy.

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