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#121 You Play to Win the Game

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 03:56 PM

Sweet... per Connolly:

Jim Thome dealing with neck spasms. Doctors looking at him today



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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:03 PM

He's old, it happens.

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 04:12 PM

He's old, it happens.


True story. Neck spasms doesn't sound good though. Hopefully just slept on it wrong.

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 03:26 PM

Brittany Ghiroli ‏@Britt_Ghiroli

Thome to have MRI on his neck tmrw in Baltimore. Said spasms aren't getting any better on ant inflammatory meds. Been out since Saturday

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:44 PM

More from Britt RE: Thome:

#Orioles Thome also got a cortisone injection to help w. neck spasms. Will have MRI tmrw in Balt. as i mentioned earlier.



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Posted 30 July 2012 - 04:54 PM

More from Roch:

Thome's MRI is scheduled for 11 a.m. tomorrow. #orioles hope to know results later in afternoon. Had cortisone shot yesterday. Didn't help



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Posted 03 August 2012 - 05:49 PM

Eduardo A. Encina, "‏Orioles DH Jim Thome had an epidural injection today in California for his neck spasms."

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 02:34 AM

This isn't a team that should be giving up high-level, advanced talent for rental help. But two decent prospects years away for a Hall of Famer with gas in his tank, absolutely.

I noticed many Phillies fans at the time of the trade, thought they didn't get enough for the "future HOFer." Obvious with Thome's injury, this trade isn't looking so bad. I do think there's a good chance this trade will end up being a complete wash though.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:10 AM

8/20 Baltimore Sun / Dan Connolly:

"Jim Thome (neck) will begin his rehab in Sarasota, Florida on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Thome said earlier this month that he wouldn't be able to do any baseball activities for 30 days, but he has evidently made solid progress after receiving an epidural injection for a herniated disk in his neck. The future Hall of Famer is still hopeful of rejoining the O's in September."

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:11 AM

Thome would add a nice PH option off the bench in September. I wouldn't give him very many starts, but I can definitely see him PH late in games, drawing a nice walk, then leaving for Avery as a pinch runner.

40-man rosters are awesome. I wish I could have seen Earl work with a huge roster of players at his disposal. His ability to use players skills while hiding deficiencies was legendary.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:14 AM

8/20 Baltimore Sun / Dan Connolly:

"Jim Thome (neck) will begin his rehab in Sarasota, Florida on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Thome said earlier this month that he wouldn't be able to do any baseball activities for 30 days, but he has evidently made solid progress after receiving an epidural injection for a herniated disk in his neck. The future Hall of Famer is still hopeful of rejoining the O's in September."


Actually kind of forgot about Thome.

If he can return, he'll be a solid bat to have in September. I'm not really sure how the at bats would shake out, though. It seems McLouth is going to stay out in LF and Manny has 3rd locked down. I suppose you could have Davis get some starts at 1B and sit Reynolds?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

I'm afraid that Buck is going to insert him back in the lineup in the cleanup role because of the "respect" factor. As long as were winning, I don't want to mess with a good thing. Wouldn't mind him so much lower in the lineup but I don't know if starting him everyday in the clean up role is the best thing going forward.

As has been mentioned, he'd be a great bat off the bench.
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Posted 22 August 2012 - 10:21 AM

I'm afraid that Buck is going to insert him back in the lineup in the cleanup role because of the "respect" factor. As long as were winning, I don't want to mess with a good thing. Wouldn't mind him so much lower in the lineup but I don't know if starting him everyday in the clean up role is the best thing going forward.

As has been mentioned, he'd be a great bat off the bench.

He is fine as the #3 hitter since Buck isn't putting Wieters there.

McLouth should be batting second.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:39 PM

Roch: Thome cleared to swing bat in 2 days. Never has 2nd epidural

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:48 PM

Will be a nice PH option and Davis cold streak insurance. Obviously right now you have to keep Davis at DH and playing him regularly vs RHP.

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Posted 09 September 2012 - 09:19 AM

MASN / Kubatko: "Jim Thome (neck) took 40 dry swings Friday.
Good news. We heard on Thursday that Thome was being "slowed down" by doctors, but Orioles manager Buck Showalter believes that the veteran slugger should be back later this month."

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 03:45 PM

Injury update:

Eduardo A. Encina ‏@EddieInTheYard

Jim Thome will take live BP on Wednesday, a significant step forward in his recovery from herniated disk. #Orioles
Retweeted by Orioles Hangout

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:23 PM

Injury update:

Eduardo A. Encina ‏@EddieInTheYard

Jim Thome will take live BP on Wednesday, a significant step forward in his recovery from herniated disk. #Orioles
Retweeted by Orioles Hangout

If he were to comeback at this point, is it safe to assume, he gets the clean-up spot back?
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:46 AM

Roch Kubatko ‏@masnRoch
#orioles cautiously optimistic Thome could rejoin team on road trip

Well, that would definitely be a shot in the arm...
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#140 Mackus

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:52 AM

I doubt we'd see him starting very often, but he could be a real nice bat off the bench late in games.

I definitely can see him pinch hit late in a game, drawing a walk, then Avery comes in to pinch run.




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