Jim Thome Trade

July 03, 2012 | Derek Halford

Sorry for my lateness on this, haven’t had power to post it.

Jim Thome was traded to the Orioles this week. The Orioles gave up 2 minor league players in pitcher Kyle Simon and catcher Gabriel Lino. In my opinion, this was a good  trade for the Orioles. They didn’t give up much and their showing that they want to win now. They needed another power bat in the lineup and Thome can fill that role.

Now I would like to see the O’s get a pitcher and LF. They can’t keep rotating players in LF and they could use another starting pitcher. If they can fill those holes, I think they will play strong the second half of the year and will make the playoffs for the first time since 1997. But if they don’t fill at least one of those holes, I don’t know if their going to have enough to get in.