It would have to be an American League team, where he could be a designated hitter in addition to a first baseman.
It would have to be to a team with a chance of winning, because his championship desires are as strong as ever.
And, it probably has to be to a city close to his Midwest roots. He grew up in Illinois and has an off-season home outside of Cleveland.
"I can't pinpoint a team yet," Thome said. "But it would have to be close to home. Cleveland would be a place. Would it be the only place? No. Chicago would be there."
Yesterday's Sun Times contained an article insinuating that the Sox would beat out the Cubs in their pursuit of Marlins center fielder Juan Pierre during Florida's fire sale.
I don't buy it at all. The Sox need an left-handed OPS machine to fill the gaping hole at DH, Pierre doesn't fit this bill at all. -- I would watch the package that the Cubs put together closely, however. There's a good chance that if they don't include Corey Patterson, Florida has it's eyes set on another center fielder to replace Pierre. Rowand at the centerpiece of a deal for Carlos Delgado anyone?