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Updating the Thome deal

Apparently, along with Aaron Rowand, the Phillies are also getting pitching prospects Gio Gonzalez and Daniel Haigwood in exchange for Jim Thome.

Wow. Really nice haul for the Phillies, who are kicking in $22 million of the $43.5 million still owed to Thome. I would have thought that, only kicking in that much, they'd be hard pressed to get anyone to just taken Thome, much less give up a solid centerfielder and a couple of very nice pitching prospects.

Great job by Pat Gillick and the Phillies.