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    Frank Thomas has been released

    just reported by ESPN

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    Originally Posted by nate
    Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.

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    Re: Frank Thomas has been released

    If he could still play 1B, I'd go after him.
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    Re: Frank Thomas has been released

    That was quick. Just yesterday, there was this article discussing how disappointed Thomas was to have been benched.
    /r/reds

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    Re: Frank Thomas has been released

    That is some big time right handed power that this team so badly needs......IF he could still play 1st base.
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    Re: Frank Thomas has been released

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    If he could still play 1B, I'd go after him.
    Taking a quick look, he hasn't played a game in the field since 2004, and it was only 4 games that year. He's AL bound, whoever picks him up.

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    Re: Frank Thomas has been released

    Boy, if he's willing to sign as a bat off the bench with a very occasional start at first base ...
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    Re: Frank Thomas has been released

    Time to cut from fantasy team...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Frank Thomas has been released

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    Boy, if he's willing to sign as a bat off the bench with a very occasional start at first base ...
    I'd think if he were willing to accept that role, he'd have never been cut by TOR in the first place.
    Originally Posted by nate
    Chapman can be downright pornographic at times.

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    Re: Frank Thomas has been released

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    Boy, if he's willing to sign as a bat off the bench with a very occasional start at first base ...
    Unfortunetly, if he were willing to do that, he'd probably still be in Toronto.
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    Re: Frank Thomas has been released

    There are plently of teams in the AL that need this guy's offense...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: Frank Thomas has been released

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    Boy, if he's willing to sign as a bat off the bench with a very occasional start at first base ...
    Oh, man, I can't even imagine how ugly even an occasional start in the field would be at this point. He's about as mobile as my 84 year old father.
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    One of my all time favorite hitters.
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    Re: Frank Thomas has been released

    Quote Originally Posted by OldXOhio View Post
    I'd think if he were willing to accept that role, he'd have never been cut by TOR in the first place.
    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30 View Post
    Unfortunetly, if he were willing to do that, he'd probably still be in Toronto.
    Thomas was mad at the Jays for cutting down his playing time since he thought they were doing so to prevent his option from kicking in. Wait until he's unemployed for a bit and see if there's no takers to give him a starting DH job. If there aren't any, then he may open up to a bench role with a very occasional (and I mean very occasional) start at first base.

    The chances of it happening are very slim, but it's an avenue I'd look into if I were the Reds.
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    Re: Frank Thomas has been released

    If another team picks him up, do they have to pay the $10 million bump in his contract if he gets a certain number of plate appearances? Or does getting released create a clean slate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    One of my all time favorite hitters.
    Your other team should sign him yesterday.
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