Jim Thome, philosopher.
"If I had to make a lineup right now I would have Thome batting third," Guillen said. "The reason is, Thome, he strikes out a lot, but he walks a lot. Having him over there will give Paulie an opportunity to drive in more runs because [Thome] does have a good on-base percentage.Thome, the philosopher, had the following to say.
"And right now I want to have a lefty, righty, lefty, righty at the top of the lineup. Hopefully we don't have to change the lineup in the course of the season. We will do that, but hopefully we don't have to do that."
"When you're in the middle of the lineup your job is to drive in runs," Thome said.Juan Uribe is going to get at least a look at the #2 spot, though it's up to him if he's going stay there.
- Mark Buehrle may be this year's Dmitri Young.
''To be honest with you, I personally don't think Cleveland is going to be as good as they were last year. They got rid of a couple of key guys with [pitcher Kevin] Millwood, and I think [outfielder] Coco Crisp was a huge loss for them. They're not the same team they were last year."
- Jack Keefe went to Ireland and it sounds like he met a girl Al.
- Here's a couple more White Sox related dugout's from the boys at Progressive Boink. [Alex is a Hippo Crate] [The Dugout's Wisest Man]
- Soxtalk has a scanned copy of an article on Bobby Jenks featured in USA Today Sports Weekly.