TheYanks04 wrote:I hope he has a great year. But I am a realist. He has gone downhill the past 2 seasons from an average point of view. He is now off the roids. He is older and plagued by maladies from a gimpy knee to the other roid related stuff. Who knows what he does.
Apparently, you're not a doctor. He doesn't have a "gimpy" knee (not that that'd matter anyway...he's a DH), and is quite healthy otherwise.
It is far more likely he hits 220 than 300. It is also far more reasonable to assume he hits 265-280 with 25 or so Hrs. Which would get him out of the 8 hole, but is not going to have him hitting cleanup in that lineup. Torre may decide to give Giambi a chance at the 4-hole and see if he stinks it up before moving him down the order. That is all fine and dandy, but I do not see why the opposite approach is not taken and let him ease his way up the lineup as opposed to press to prove he belongs hitting cleanup. Man is going to be taking enough grief from reporters all season, last thing he needs is the pressure of not producing in the 4 or 5 hole to add onto all the other stuff.
Does it really matter what you'd
No, it doesn't, really.
Giambi will bat 4th/5th....maybe
6th...probably not 7th....definitely not 8th..
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