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Postby d18Mike » Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:17 am

I'm still taking a cautious wait-and-see approach on Giambi, who I picked up on the wire.

I've seen all of the Yankee games to date this year and I must say he Giambi is embarassing himself in the field and looking overmatched at the plate. It seems like he trudges to the plate hoping for a walk or a HBP. It's painful to watch.

Wondering how long or short other people's patience is for Jeremy -- oppps, I mean, Jason -- Giambi.

Sorry easy to mix the two up now. ;-)
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Postby slomo007 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:09 am

Luckily that's not a breakout train that I boarded. I don't think he's anywhere NEAR the player he once was...he's still got a lot of muscle, but you're right, he's just looking for walks and HBP now. That tells you he's not confident in his hitting abilities.
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Postby donny23 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:35 am

slomo007 wrote:Luckily that's not a breakout train that I boarded. I don't think he's anywhere NEAR the player he once was...he's still got a lot of muscle, but you're right, he's just looking for walks and HBP now. That tells you he's not confident in his hitting abilities.


I think he'll pick it up as he gets confidence, but yes, he's clearly not the player he once was. I still think he could be good for .280, 25 homers, 85+ rbi's just from being in that lineup and having a great eye, but time shall tell.
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Postby OaklandAces » Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:21 am

donny23 wrote:
slomo007 wrote:Luckily that's not a breakout train that I boarded. I don't think he's anywhere NEAR the player he once was...he's still got a lot of muscle, but you're right, he's just looking for walks and HBP now. That tells you he's not confident in his hitting abilities.


I think he'll pick it up as he gets confidence, but yes, he's clearly not the player he once was. I still think he could be good for .280, 25 homers, 85+ rbi's just from being in that lineup and having a great eye, but time shall tell.


I agree, he's not gonna be anywhere near his mvp year, but 25 hrs and 80-90 rbis is possible. Not bad for a waver pick up.
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Postby Carnac » Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:33 am

If he is WW good. But not what he was.
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Postby Conner » Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:08 pm

First of all...He's always looked for walks. That's his game, and it always has been. The fact that he's actually been able to draw walks is a good thing, whether it helps your fantasy team or not. It means he's seeing the ball well.


Second...He hasn't looked overmatched at the plate. Has he looked fantastic? No...but he hasn't looked any worse than lots of other good hitters. It's been one week, for christs sake...
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 2:29 pm

Conner wrote:First of all...He's always looked for walks. That's his game, and it always has been. The fact that he's actually been able to draw walks is a good thing, whether it helps your fantasy team or not. It means he's seeing the ball well.


Second...He hasn't looked overmatched at the plate. Has he looked fantastic? No...but he hasn't looked any worse than lots of other good hitters. It's been one week, for christs sake...


Great post.
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Postby bd3521 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:58 pm

I think Giambi will put up .270 23 85, and nice amount of walks.
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Postby Steelers Rule » Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:03 pm

i treat him like griffey. they are both on my bench and I am just using a wait and see approach. It's to early to tell right now ;-D
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Postby The Miner Part 2 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 5:25 pm

hmmmm...early thought? i told you so comes to mind. }:-) seriously though, giambi has always been terrible at the begin of seasons. i still believe he'll be a bust, but his rough start here is nothing new.
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