Perish the Thought?
I don't understand. The Phillies AREN'T thinking of trading Jim Thome? What exactly ARE they thinking of with regard to the big fella? Is there another first base on the diamond that I'm missing? Why in the world would you let yourself be referenced behind that comment? Why not say the customary "we're exploring all options" statement that is comfortably non-committal? Such a statement would at least be in line with comments a few days prior, in which "no one is untouchable."
Hard to believe, Harry.