I know it’s just fans being fans, but the White Sox faithful are overreacting to Ozzie Guillen‘s decision to move on without Jim Thome and the slugger’s subsequent signing with the rival Twins.
I know he was productive for the Sox and I know he’s a great guy, but there simply wasn’t a fit in the new Sox universe. I was upset when Joe Crede went to Minnesota because it just didn’t sit well with me, but Thome not so much. Like Crede, he very well could beat us in a game or two, but that’s baseball.
As a Sox fan friend of mine said yesterday, we’re not going to lose the division because of Thome’s departure–it’s all about the pitching. And if things work out the way we think they will, that will be our major strength in 2010.
I’ll leave you with this. Remember that some of the same Sox fans were scratching their heads and voicing their outrage over trading Carlos Lee and a minor leaguer for Scott Podsednik and Luis Vizcaino prior to 2005. So, how did that work out?