Jim Thome to the Phillies?

Rumors circulate

The Twins front office has reportedly said they’d be willing to at least consider accommodating Jim Thome’s desire to finish the season on a legitimate contender, if he was so inclined. Thome’s admiration, respect and gratitude toward Charlie Manuel is no secret and the Phillies do lack a powerful, left-handed bat off the bench. The move might not make total sense for a team vying for another red pennant to flap in front of the city skyline, but the Scoop can’t help but think what a great story it’d make to see Thome hold the World Series trophy in red pinstripes. [Daily News]