Ozzie scolds anti-Thome fans...again. Joe Cowley, Chicago Sun-Times
Ozzie Guillen can't comprehend why Indians fans continue to boo Jim Thome:
This shouldn't be too difficult to understand, yet every time the White Sox come into Cleveland, an article like this invariably appears. It usually says something about Thome's great personality, his charities, and his long and successful career in Cleveland.
And you know what? Those things don't matter to the fans; all that matters is the way he left. The perception of the vast majority of fans is that he deceived them on his way out. Now he's back as a key player for the White Sox; this isn't a player who's on his last legs or playing for a National League team. This sanctimonious BS is getting tiresome.
It's true, Westbrook really does like it here. Jim Ingraham, Morning Journal.
Yes, it is a rare event that a pending free agent decides to stay with the Indians, but this is pushing it a bit too far:
The big concession Westbrook gave the Indians was the length of the deal, and not necessarily the dollars per year. $11M/year isn't that far off from what he'd getting on the open market.