Jim Thome signed with the Minnesota Twins before the 2010 season, and shortly after his deal was announced, the phone of Twins general manager Bill Smith rang.
"I got a call from someone with Philadelphia, telling me what a great guy we were getting -- a good person," Smith recalled. "And then I got calls from the White Sox. And the Dodgers, even though he hadn't been there a long time. And from Cleveland. They'd all say the same thing, about what a good guy he is."
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