Jim Thome Could Be A Good Fit In Baltimore

After watching Jim Thome crush baseballs during the Phillies recent three game series in Baltimore, I have to think that it’s at least worth Dan Duquette picking up the phone and asking Rubin Amaro what he’s worth.

Thome went 6-for-13 with two double, a home run and 4 RBI in those three games against the Birds.  He’s belted 18 homers in 67 games played at Camden Yards during his 22 year career.

The Phillies GM recently told ESPN’s Jayson Stark that Thome’s ideal situation would be for him to play for an American League team.  “He still has the ability to win a game for us and be productive off the bench,” Amaro said.  “The problem is, the further away he gets from regular at-bats, the more difficult it becomes for him to do that.”

As the bats continue to cool in Baltimore, Thome’s name becomes more and more of a fit in the Orioles line up.  With Mark Reynolds offensive struggles, the Orioles could sure use a power hitter in their lineup to hit those much needed three run homers that we’ve been longing for over the past two weeks.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.

6 Comments

  1. spy

    June 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    We do not need another DH…………we need some top tier players,,,,,,,,,,,,

  2. DMyers

    June 29, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    He’d be a totally unnecessary fit. The Orioles need better starting pitching and better defense. They don’t need another fielding-challenged first baseman/DH to add to Chris Davis, Mark Reynolds, Wilson Betemit, Steve Pearce, and Ronnie Paulino (when the other four have gone down). The team is loaded with DH’s. Problem is, some have been allowed to put on a glove this year. Now if he could play third (which he did in his early days), he could join the hot corner fraternity of Robert Andino, Ryan Flaherty, Reynolds, Davis and Betemit, not to mention Steve Tolleson and Bill Hall who’ve also hung around the sack — when they’re not out-of-position in the outfield. It’s obvious that Showalter likes utility players… I just wish just one of them was both average in the field and at the plate.

  3. CurlyC

    July 1, 2012 at 7:39 am

    Hey, if you’re 40 or more—-Look Out—–Baltimore wants YOU!

  4. Ravens2488

    July 1, 2012 at 10:40 am

    I’m 50 and the Orioles just called asking if I could hit… I told them I haven’t played for 10 years but I can still swing a bat, might not hit a ball but I can swing a bat. They then asked if I can play the field. I told them no because I’m fat, my knees and back are shot.

    They then asked me how much I wanted to sign with them. I told them $250,000.

    I go to the offices at 12 today to sign and I’ll be the starting DH today. Look for me on your scorecard. I’ll be named “Another old, injured, over the Hill, DH”.

  5. spy

    July 2, 2012 at 9:05 am

    Buck deserves more than Thome,,,,,,,he has kept this team together with smoke and mirrors,,,,,,,they need a quality bat and pitcher and you get him one more broken mirror…………

    No wonder we the fans are upset , you got close and still are but it looks like you have given up , I hate to say it but down deep I knew this would happen,,,,,,,I was hoping the O’s would surprise me , they didn’t………

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