5 Ways Jim Thome Can Help the Baltimore Orioles

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5 Ways Jim Thome Can Help the Baltimore Orioles
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Saturday, the Baltimore Orioles announced the team acquired 41-year-old slugger Jim Thome from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for prospects Kyle Simon and Gabriel Lino.

Thome’s arrival in Baltimore in certainly intriguing, and comes during a time when this team is scuffling.

While anxiety exists about Thome’s capability to truly help Baltimore—and justifiably so—this veteran possesses skills and traits the Orioles simply do not have right now.

Thome presents a low-risk, high-reward situation for an Orioles team that deeply needs a proven leader.

In this slideshow, I will highlight five ways a healthy Thome can help Baltimore reach greater heights.

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