Edward Thoma of the Mankato Free Press blogged this morning about former Twins DH Jim Thome.
[FONT=Arial]He's 42. He cannot help a team in the field, cannot help it on the bases, cannot help it against left-handed pitching. He found last year with the Phillies that he doesn't cope well with a strict pinch-hitting role, and over the past several seasons has found that four days in a row in the lineup as a DH is pushing the envelope with his health.[/FONT]