Originally Posted by 91OSUAlum
Just because the Phils were too stupid to bring this guy up sooner, do not penalize him. He hit over .300 for a few years at the AAA level and if the Phils had not goofed by signing Thome, he would have been up at 24. He is MUCH better than Dunn. It is really not close.
Agreed. Thome at first stunted Howard's oppty at first. He's going to be one of the top hitting 1B's for the next 5+ years assuming that he doesn't get injured.