OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: Last Stand for the Big Hurt?
Thomas makes his return to Chicago tommorrow and this may be a sad end to his career. Unless he shows some signs that he isn't finished within in the next couple of weeks I think the A's will cut bait and release him.
It's sure looking more and more like those who wanted Beane to go after Garciaparra, were right. So far, he is coming up huge for the Dodgers and even doing well at 1b.
DJ good point. Who knew? I think nearly everyone had written off Nomah.
Great points, but the reality is Oakland never would have landed Garciaparra. A friend who knows him told me he had his sights set on LA from the start. We're just going to have to jump on another rainbow looking for that pot of gold...
I'd still give F.Thomas until the all star break...this first month has been basically his spring training. Power wise, he still has it with 7 hrs/20 RBIs...project it out to a 25+ hrs and 80+ RBIs in a full season and he's drawn 20 BBs which ranks 3rd behind only Swisher and Chavez.
I don't care if he hits .220, he is still a threat to lose a ball if you make a mistake.
Yeah I'd ride Hurt out until the ASB and if DJ aint hitting still call up Jeremy Brown & make Melhuse the DH back up 1st.
jaykva1, we finally agree!!
When it was clear that McGwire and Sosa were done, they swung right through mistake fastballs. Frank Thomas is popping those up and flying out, I just think his timing is off. He's still got the bat speed.
I think Thomas is here for the season. I mean his presence alone is keeping the A's over 500, how were we doing a year ago? He's far from done too, when the weather heats up, he'll be fine. Now how about next year, Bonds for DH? We've had Canseco, McGwire and Giambi, why not? Price will probably be 9-10 million. Imagine the seasons Chavez and Swish would have with Bonds in there.
>>>Price will probably be 9-10 million<<<
If Bonds is going to an AL team, most likely it'd be to the LAA.
Hopefully the crowd in Chicago will cheer for him the first time he's AB tonight. He probably is at least in the top 2 great ChiSox players of all time...although he may have cut ties with the team on a bad note...still he didn't do a Giambi and basically ripped everything associated with the team and city.
Who's the greatest ChiSox player of all time, Lamarr Hoyt?
How sweet is it?? Big Hurt homers in his first AB in Chicago, followed by a Crosby bomb, followed by a Payton double!!
Couldn't write a better script for Thomas....where the hell was this offense this past weekend!?
did they boo or cheer him when he came up to bat?
and then Kendall kept the rally going -- NOT!!!
Hey it says here Ozzie Guillen just got ejected by Doug Eddings for arguing balls and strikes.
asch- A STANDING O
single in second at bat.... and ANOTHER homerun just now.
He seems to like the meatballs down the middle Garland is putting it on a T for him. Hope this is just what he needs.
All for nothing
Chisox fans get the best of both worlds -- Thomas homers twice in his return and the Sox STILL win. Also appropriate that Dye homers against his former team.
The Big Hurt is back!
Agreed Kevin, and lets not forget the benefit we'll have when Harden, Duke, Kennedy, Witasick and Loaiza return. This team will be awesome. BIg Hurt, please keep hurtn'em
I understand to look at at the positives. But the plain truth is, that game was totally blown. We had that won and our bullpen let us down. We shouldn't have been in that situation and it's sad when you see a won game go in the loss column.
What really helps is that the Angels are stinking
....and we're a lot better than we were a year ago 17-27 at the same time last year.
I agree with Raider John. It's pointless to give up now when you don't give up a year ago.
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