If somebody goes crazy and gives Thomas, a 12 million deal for 2 years, we have to think about alternatives.
What about Piazza?, when everybody thought he was done, he came back from the death and had a good offensive season in Petco Park, hitting over 20 homers, most of them at home in the most extreme pitcher park in the league.
A con, he has never played in the american league, but i think that a veteran hitter like him won't have problems to adjust, and playing no defense will take pressure of him.
Who else do you think could be Thomas replacement? Barton?