The Phillies.com newsletter may not be timely, but it is telling. Check out their take on the Jim Thome signing and tell me that they are not gearing up for 2004 with this offseason's moves:
THERE'S A NEW HERO IN TOWN: JIM THOME
First baseman Jim Thome, with 334 career homers and
927 RBIs, joins Jimmy Rollins, Pat Burrell, Bobby Abreu,
Mike Lieberthal and new third baseman David Bell to make
the Phillies 2003 season crackle with possibilities! A
team poised to win in 2003 and beyond!
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