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January 26, 2010

Jim Thome signs 1-year deal with East Dakota

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 26, 2010 5:36 pm
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MLBTR:

Charley Walters and Kelsie Smith of the St. Paul Pioneer Press are reporting that the Twins and Jim Thome have agreed to a one-year contract.  LaVelle Neal of the Star Tribune (via Twitter) says the deal is worth $1.5MM, with an additional $700K available to be earned in incentives.  It’s a big step back salary-wise for Thome, who earned $13MM in 2009, but a bigger salary didn’t appear to be available elsewhere. …

Big Jim’s message:

“Throughout my career, I have been blessed to have amazing fans supporting me the whole way. This past week, it’s been no different. Thanks to the people of Chicago for making my playing time here so special.

“And to those who continue to follow my career, … I hope to be able to give you a lot more to cheer about in the future.”

You’re a fuckin’ moron Ozzie

Tyler Flowers is John Sickels 51st man

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ January 26, 2010 12:47 pm
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Grant Desme’s retirement opened up a spot on John Sickels 2010 Top 50 hitters list. Someone had to take his place:

I decided that Flowers is the guy to go with. I love Flowers’ bat, and he’s closer to the majors than the other power guys, and it sounds like he can stay at catcher.

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