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  1. Monday Roundup: Thome's future

    Doug Mittler

    Calling it quits is rarely an easy thing to do for a professional baseball player, especially one that loves the game as much as Jim Thome. The owner of 612 career owners admitted as much on Monday morning, saying in an interview on MLB Network tha...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  2. St. Louis Cardinals have hidden NLCS edge in game of shifting - M...

    Scott Spratt

    Neither the Cardinals or Dodgers like to aggressively shift their defense. But, as Scott Spratt explains, this works in St. Louis' favor.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  3. Delmon Young falls from No. 1 overall to out of first round in 20...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law redrafts the 2003 draft with the benefit of hindsight, to see how different it would look.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  4. Jim Thome's stake in the playoff chase

    Buster Olney

    BALTIMORE -- In a city of row houses, it makes sense that the Orioles' success this year has been built game by game, at-bat by at-bat, pitch by pitch, brick by brick. They have one pitcher with more than 20 starts, a staff with one complete gam...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  5. Jim Thome is helping the Baltimore Orioles adjust during the race...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the Orioles badly needed a jump-start, and it was Jim Thome that gave it to them Wednesday night.

    Blog | Conversation | September 27, 2012
  6. Bits: Thome makes Orioles debut

    Eric Karabell

    • Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Jim Thome was hitless in four at-bats in his Sunday debut with the team, doing so from the No. 5 lineup spot. Thome, acquired from the reeling Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, is expected to see regular at-b...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  7. Jim Thome makes Baltimore Orioles debut; Chicago Cubs' Travis Woo...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell discusses some fantasy baseball highlights from Sunday, including a good start from Travis Wood and Jim Thome's Orioles debut.

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2012
  8. Trade possibilities for Jim Thome

    Buster Olney

    Jayson Stark reported that the Philadelphia Phillies have let it be known to AL teams that they're willing to trade Jim Thome, but that Thome's preferred destinations -- the Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox -- probably are not in pla...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  9. No perfect options for Jim Thome if he wants to play on a contend...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney goes through the list of teams that may be interested in trading for Jim Thome. Unfortunately for him, there are no perfect fits right now.

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  10. Mighty Phils full of fantasy question marks

    Eric Karabell

    Two years ago, it looked like Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Domonic Brown was a lock to become a future star. He shredded pitchers in the upper levels of the minor leagues, showing power, speed, patience and maturity, and fantasy owners were ready...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  11. Domonic Brown's 2012 expectations among many questions fantasy ow...

    Eric Karabell

    Eric Karabell lays out his 2012 expectations for former stud prospect Domonic Brown, then answers other questions fantasy owners might have regarding Phillies players, such as Ryan Howard, Chase Utley and others.

    Blog | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  12. Jim Thome's first challenge

    Buster Olney

    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Hunter Pence was among the first Phillies to hit on Sunday morning, swinging at the very first batting practice pitches with all the ferocity of someone fending off an intruder, grunting with every swing. Jim Thome watched fr...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  13. Philadelphia Phillies will play Jim Thome at first base in additi...

    Buster Olney

    Jim Thome has done everything in his career besides win a championship, and he's come back to the Phillies to do that. Buster Olney writes that Thome is preparing for the challenge of playing some first base along with pinch hitting.

    Blog | Conversation | February 20, 2012
  14. It's time for the Mets to consider deals while David Wright still...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that the New York Mets have come to a critical decision -- whether to trade David Wright. Wright will be 30 next year and is owed a lot of money, and the Mets aren't close to winning their division.

    Blog | Conversation | November 06, 2011
  15. Thome to Phillies isn't a great fit

    Keith Law

    The Philadelphia Phillies' move to sign Jim Thome makes great sense from a financial perspective -- at $1.25 million, Thome doesn't even have to match his 2011 performance to be a bargain for the team. But from a roster-construction perspec...

    Blog | November 05, 2011
  16. Benefits, risks of Thome deal

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Thome, who hit a combined .256/.361/.477 with 16 doubles, 15 home runs and 50 RBIs in 93 games last season for the Minnesota Twins and Cleveland Indians, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Phillies. Thome is expected to share pla...

    Blog | November 05, 2011