As we had mentioned back in June, the Phillies may be in on Jim Thome. Here's what I had written:
Even though this is nothing more than hearsay at this point, acquiring Thome would have Disney-like undertones: Aging star returns to former team to play for beloved mentor and helps team win World Series. Of course, there's also the M. Night Shyamalan version, which tells us that Thome has really been dead since 2006 (no seasons since with over 100 RBI, and a 4-for-29, 1 RBI performance in last three postseasons combined).
I like the Disney angle better, however.
Rube is in take mode right now.