WordUpThome: Minnesota Twins Sign Jim Thome To 1-Year, $3 Million Deal
“HEY THIS IS JI”
Happy days in the Twin Cities as it has been announced that the Minnesota Twins have finally re-signed designated hitter Jim Thome.
Via Hardball Talk:
According to Kelly Thesier of MLB.com he’ll get $3 million in guaranteed money, plus incentives based on playing time, which means the Twins got Thome at a bargain rate for the second straight offseason after he hit .283 with 25 homers and a 1.039 OPS in 340 plate appearances last year while earning around $2 million.
As a Twins fan, allowing my blatant homerism to once again creep into the Sportress, allow me to add this makes me very happy. I’m sure you all are relieved to learn that. But Thome at 40 still makes pitchers pee their pants when he approaches the plate. Well, maybe not literally. I don’t know, maybe some pitchers do – bladder control problems are no joking matter, though. Yeah they are.
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Twins re-sign Jim Thome to one-year, $3 million contract [Hardball Talk]