Thome has lived up to money,  hype

Updated: September 19, 2003, 9:05 AM ET
By Jim Baker
  • Has Jim Thome been worth the money for the Phillies?

    You better believe it, writes Stephen A. Smith of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Over at the Daily News, Marcus Hayes is inclined to agree.

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