Purgatory Online

Monday, December 02, 2002

The Phillies give Jim Thome a six-year contract worth $85 million, with an option for a seventh year (the article doesn't say whose option, but implies it's the team's). This after signing David Bell for four years, and continuing to chase Tom Glavine. I know they want to build momentum going into their new ballpark in 2004, but what's going to happen to this team in three years when they have Bell and Thome, both of whome will be in their mid-thirties, and Glavine, who will be almost forty, gobbling up that much of their payroll?