Odds and Ends 05.31.06: Make way for MVP Thome

A change of scenery has Jim Thome being talked about as a strong MVP candidate. Even Paul Konerko understands this is one of those magical seasons for a player. He is willing to step aside in interleague play so that Thome can play 1B and get his at-bats in.


There’s no way I’m going to sit this guy,” Guillen said of Thome, who leads the Sox with 20 home runs. “I already talked to Konerko about that, and he’s willing to do what I want him to do. That’s why I think it’s easy to manage this club. Nobody has an ego, and, obviously, when you’re playing interleague, you want to be in the lineup.

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  1. LarryOrr | May 31, 2006 | Reply

    Mel Thome — Give Thome the MVP this year, but not Ortiz last year? You must be our of your cotton-pickin’ mind! FU

  2. Jackson Govatos | May 31, 2006 | Reply

    Thome — How could the guy not win MVP if he posts the following numbers: 64 homers and 158 RBIs. That is what he is on pace for, and nobody with those numbers (with the exception of Sosa in ’01) had ever failed at winning the MVP.

  3. LarryOrr | Jun 1, 2006 | Reply

    "That’s Futureman" — Sure. If he finishes at 64 and 158 he can have it. Unless, that is, someone finishes with more than 64 and 158, then they can have it.

    Come on now. That’s the kind of logic a woman would use. Too easy to tear apart.

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