It looks like Big Frank will be batting fourth in the line-up this year. This will give Ordonez more at bats and hopefully give the Sox more scoring opportunites.
Ordonez is much quicker than Thomas and is more likely to score from 2nd on a single and from first on a double. It will aslo make it harder to pitch around Ordonez, who has become the best White Sox hitter in the lineup.
It's not an earth shattering move in the sense that it will make the White Sox that much better of a team. But it is pretty earth-shattering considering that Frank made the move voluntarily. Of all the traits that contribute to a winning ballclub, I usually put the least stock in team chemistry. But it's good to see the Big Hurt make an unselfish move to hellp the ballclub.