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    Blue Jays Release Frank Thomas

    Wow, I am surprised they gave up on him this early in the season.

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    Re: Blue Jays Release Frank Thomas

    Dude on the Radio(wlw) Preaching reasons to pick him up! He says he is a free RH with pop! Release Castro and eat the 1M!

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    I'd have to trade Hatte away before I'd sign Frank Thomas. But he would help this team a LOT. Great power off the bench and the occasional start at 1st base. He'd do really good in GABP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Degenerate39 View Post
    I'd have to trade Hatte away before I'd sign Frank Thomas. But he would help this team a LOT. Great power off the bench and the occasional start at 1st base. He'd do really good in GABP
    He was complaining about sitting on the Blue Jays, how do you think he'd handle sitting on the bench on the Reds.
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    I am not sure if his contract is voided since he was released but he has a 9 million dollar option for next year if he gets 300 at bats this year.
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    Re: Blue Jays Release Frank Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by goreds2 View Post
    I am not sure if his contract is voided since he was released but he has a 9 million dollar option for next year if he gets 300 at bats this year.
    He was released. I am not sure if he was placed on waivers, but if he was, whoever picks him up off of waivers must honor his contract. If he clears waivers, then the Blue Jays are responsible for his contract, regardless of who signs him. If he was not placed on waivers, then the Blue Jays would be responsible for his contract. BTW, the 09 option clicks in automatically if he reaches 304 PA this year.

    I can't see him signing with a NL team. He is a DH and wants to play everyday.

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    Re: Blue Jays Release Frank Thomas

    He would be just the guy the Reds need to get out of this funk. Spend the money we need this guy bad and his D would be way better than Hatte's.

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    Re: Blue Jays Release Frank Thomas

    I go to Toranto and get him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jones1 View Post
    He would be just the guy the Reds need to get out of this funk. Spend the money we need this guy bad and his D would be way better than Hatte's.
    D much better than WHO? He hasn't played the field since the late 90s!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    I can't see him signing with a NL team. He is a DH and wants to play everyday.
    Agreed...why would he come to Cincy? Also, why would anyone want to take bats away from Votto?

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    Re: Blue Jays Release Frank Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by gilpdawg View Post
    D much better than WHO? He hasn't played the field since the late 90s!
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    Re: Blue Jays Release Frank Thomas

    he wont be in Cincinnati..he's an AL guy to the end...
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    He's a DHer and he will not be on the Reds.

    No chance, zero. He would not want to share time with Votto.
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    Re: Blue Jays Release Frank Thomas

    I think we have a good shot at him. He should know that his starting days are over. From what I've seen, no team in the AL needs a DH like him. To most teams, he's just not enough of an upgrade.

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    Re: Blue Jays Release Frank Thomas

    Signing Thomas would be a very bad idea. He's 40 years old and a slow starter, the Reds can't afford to wait for another bat to heat up. He has no place to play on the Reds and that is why he's no longer with the Jays. Even if he could manage 1B, NO ONE in MLB would pick him over Votto right now. 5 million a year for a 40 year old hitter with declining stats? The Reds would say no. Now if he were a 40 year old pitcher...


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