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Postby MMoNeY24 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:25 pm

The Miner Part 2 wrote: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.


Well, I don't think you can't be a bust if you're not highly regarded or a FA/WW pickup in the first place.

I think he'll have similar numbers to what bd3521 posted.
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Postby bd3521 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:29 pm

Just wanted to add that "the most obvious juicer in the game" has the same career batting average pre and post allstar break around .297ish
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Postby OaklandAces » Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:46 pm

bd3521 wrote:Just wanted to add that "the most obvious juicer in the game" has the same career batting average pre and post allstar break around .297ish


I wouldn't say he's "the most obvious". He's "the only player to unoffically kind of admit to jucing".
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Postby SonsofSlam04 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 6:53 pm

Giambi looks very tentative at the plate, with that said I would project Giambi to hit about 270 23 hrs 85 rbis ....just a shadow of who he once was...

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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:02 pm

We shall see. Was not that high on him being more than a 260 25/80 player. I am now beginning to doubt even those numbers He has looked pretty bad out there and his fielding is even worse than I remember.

Funny in a way that this guy seems to be looking for walks yet he absolutely refuses to push the ball down the 3b line. You actually have to be at a game to realize what a total imbecile the guy is. The O's last weekend were playing Mora almost behind the 2b bag. The entire left side of the infield was open. Giambi could just push or slap a weak grounder in the general direction of 3b and could walk to first for a hit. Would not do it. Really frustrating when as a fan you see this guy come up down 7-1 late and try to hit a 6 run homer rather than get on base.
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Postby d18Mike » Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:42 pm

My sentiments exactly. There is a fundamental difference between trolling for walks/HBP as a means of getting on base and positioning your team for victory. And trolling for walks because you no longer have the confidence or ability to execute basic manuevers. I think his fielding follies are emblematic of his whole game.

I'd like nothing more than to be proved dead wrong. I hope he comes around.
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Postby benjapage » Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:38 pm

2-3, 0.6667 BA, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R

25 hr, 85 rbi and .280 is my call.

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