Thome followed up his expressed desire to suit up for season No. 20 with an equally strong desire to avoid talking about contract particulars.
“I would rather not get into all that stuff,” Thome said. “I just want to play baseball.”
This question deflected by Thome centered on whether years or money would make a difference in his ultimate 2010 destination. But finding the right fit stands as the most important factor for the prolific slugger.
Once again, Thome mentioned how there was talk between his camp and a few teams. As for a return to the White Sox, Thome said with a smile that he hadn’t closed down this option from his side.
“My door is open,” Thome said. “All you have to do is call me.
“From my end, everyone knows I love Chicago. It’s a great city, and the organization has treated me great for the last four years. It has been a pleasure to play here and be part of it for the last four years.
“So, we’ll see what happens,” Thome said. “In baseball, you learn how business moves are made and decisions are made. You respect those decisions and move on.”
What are you waiting for Kenny?
UPDATE: Paulie on the rotating DH:
“I have no idea [how it would work]. I’ve never been on a team that did that,” Konerko said. “Since 2000, every year I’ve been here there has been a full-time DH, give or take a week when someone was hurt or whatever. We’ll see how that plays out. They seem to be confident it’s the right thing to do.”
UPDATE: Big Jim video.