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  1. Marcus and Eric Thames could make a nice platoon in LF for the Jays. I’m not sure what kind of relationship the half-brothers have though.

    Comment by ayjackson — September 17, 2010 @ 1:45 pm

  2. Right, I agree with the conclusion. No one is going to “pay” Thames, but he also shouldn’t be in danger of not having a job next year. He’ll get a similar contract to this year and serve as a veteran bench bat. He was a good fit for the Yankees this year, and there may be another team (or maybe the NYY) looking to fill a similar hole.

    Comment by Steve — September 17, 2010 @ 1:48 pm

  3. In 2006, maybe not so magically, Thames spanked righties (218 ABs/904 OPS) much harder than lefties (130 ABs/846 OPS), also.

    Comment by george — September 17, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

  4. I’m of the opinion that the Yankees ought to keep him. He seems like a good fit for them and I thought he actually started his career with them as a blocked outfield prospect.

    Not a big pay day, but a fair contract. The Yankees really should bring him back.

    Comment by jirish — September 17, 2010 @ 9:56 pm

  5. I thought he actually started his career with them as a blocked outfield prospect.

    Yeah – somewhat famously (among Yankee fans, anyway) homered off Randy Johnson in his first career AB. He wasn’t traded so much because he was blocked – right field and DH were in flux at that time – as because he hit from the wrong side of the plate.

    Comment by Kevin S. — September 18, 2010 @ 11:03 am

  6. As a Yankee fan, I’d like to see more of Thames and less of Berkman and Kearns. But early in the season, when injuries appeared to have opened up a spot for Thames, he got hurt too. I’d still like to see him as regular DH down the stretch.

    Comment by tim — September 19, 2010 @ 3:21 am

  7. My biggest question about Marcus is the pronunciation of his last name. How the heck did they get “Tims” out of Thames?

    He must have had an ancestor named James who hated rhymes.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — September 20, 2010 @ 1:06 am

  8. Same way the Brits did.

    Comment by Kevin S. — September 20, 2010 @ 8:05 am

  9. We Brits pronounce it more like ‘Tems’

    Comment by Simon Orr — October 20, 2010 @ 6:21 pm

  10. So does Marcus.

    Comment by Dave Wagner — October 21, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

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