If the rumours are indeed true, then Frank Thomas is about to become the Toronto Blue Jays latest acquisition. The rumour mill is also saying a 2-3 year contract at $10 mil per season. With Ricciardi saying he has approximately $12 million to spend on this years payroll (Ted Roger’s increase not included), this signing would take up most of that wriggle room with still holes that need to be filled: a SS or 2B, 2 SP (with Lilly wanting $9 mil a year for 4 years), a setup man and one Catcher (hopefully studly Zaun).
So, since we all know that pitching and defense win championships, JP should know this is not the way to go. Although a middle of the order consisting of Overbay/Wells/Thomas/Glaus is scary, whats even more scary is the back end of a rotation that consists of Chacin, Marcum and a………. Towers? Not to mention .200 Johnny Mac playing up the middle. If Molina is gone, it won’t take long for Jays fans to remember him after watching the Big Hurt drag his old Hurtin’ body around the basepaths. While the prospect of the Big Hurt mashing balls out of the SkyDome in 2007 excites me, there are just too many other holes that need to be filled instead.