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How would lineup look with Jim Thome?

1/12/2011

What if the Rangers do sign Jim Thome? They are pursuing the free agent, so we'll see if something gets done. If it does, the Rangers would add yet another powerful bat to the lineup. But think about the Nos. 2-6 hitters if Thome is in there:

2. Michael Young

3. Josh Hamilton (L)

4. Adrian Beltre

5. Jim Thome (L)

6. Nelson Cruz

Ian Kinsler could be seventh if Elvis Andrus remains the leadoff hitter. Think about that. How would an opposing pitcher feel about going through that stretch of hitters each game?

So while signing Thome would mean some changes, it sure would make that lineup even stronger. What would your lineup be with Thome in the game? How would it change against a left-handed pitcher?