Hardball Talk's Craig Calcaterra reports that Jim Thome stated Monday that he is not officially retired and has not ruled out a comeback. The 43-year-old has not played since 2012 and spent last season as a special assistant in the Chicago White Sox front office.
It is no secret that the Phillies need a left-handed bat off the bench and Ruben Amaro has a penchant for signing guys that are, well, old. I am not condoning signing Thome because I believe he needs regular at-bats to be productive but I don't believe it is out of the question. There have been some head-scratching moves made during Amaro's tenure.
But I still love Thome and if the Phillies signed him I wouldn't be too mad just because he's an all around good guy.
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