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Blue Jays release Frank Thomas


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Riccardi is an idiot. The Blue Jays were being cheap with him and benching him just so he wouldn't activate the option for next year. He's still a very good hitter and should not have been benched extensively for Matt Stairs. Hope he lands somewhere he can DH everyday (how bout 'here?).

I just listened this week to a Blue Jays beat writer gush over Thomas and his ability to work deep in counts and get on base and how he's still a very, very good hitter.

There's no way he should have been benched for Matt Stairs.

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I just listened this week to a Blue Jays beat writer gush over Thomas and his ability to work deep in counts and get on base and how he's still a very, very good hitter.

There's no way he should have been benched for Matt Stairs.

Purely financial. They don't want to pay him that money next year and he has that vesting option. Riccardi played the "don't break up with your girlfriend, just act like an ass and make her snap" card, and it worked.

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Eh, Thomas didn't look good last year. His HR per fly dropped and his once prolific shots were riddled with several that barely cleared the fence. He is a prime guy to fall apart this year. Maybe he still has some left in the tank, but there is plenty of reason to doubt that beyond the Blue Jays thinking he is washed up.

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