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."
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?