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Earlier this season, I featured Jim Thome in a "guys who look weird in the uniforms they ended up ending their careers in" article, and my buddy Jonathan Stillwell argued against me, correctly, stating that Thome actually looks great in those classic Minnesota Twins uniforms.
He was absolutely right.
A funny thing happened to Thome on the way to his retirement party: Justin Morneau got hurt.
Thome got pressed into more full-time action than he was expecting, and he reminded everyone in baseball that he is this generation's Harmon Killebrew.
And now, oddly enough, in what many assumed would be his retirement year, Thome will find himself as a sought-after free agent.
As much as I would love to see Jim Thome take a shot at playing for every AL Central team–he has only the Tigers and Royals left–he doesn't seem to be a fit for either the Royals or the Tigers.
There is talk that the Red Sox may be interested if...