Giambi left in the 6th yesterday with a cramp (perhaps his muscles were just in rapid atrophy ). But I noticed he is out of the lineup again. Anyone heard or seen anything re: his condition? Or was he scheduled to sit out today anyway?
Yes, I was, uh... I was thinking about ordering the tape, the videotape... about the college girls and the... the wild... the wildness. They're going wild or something? Somebody told me... about going wild.
I would love to dump Giambi. But I am in deep league and there is nothing better out there. And, of course, the second I do, he will set the record for Grand Slams in a season, break DiMaggio's hit streak record and challenge Ricky Henderson's SB record. Because, friends, that's the way my life is.
i can't decide what to do with him either- he probably still will have a real good 4-6 weeks, most likely after the all-star break. remember how much time he missed last year, it's going to take a while. hard to cut ties with guy in middle of that lineup. def plan on him occupying bench spot for another month or so.
"Tired Arm" -- wow. What? Did he overuse it turning pages reading a book while he sits in the dugout? Jeeeez ...
FROM NY POST:
May 2, 2005 -- Jason Giambi conceded he developed Saturday's right forearm cramp from "maybe just a little overwork," so he was given yesterday off.
Although manager Joe Torre said Giambi would "probably" be available to pinch-hit, the embattled slugger didn't see action in an 8-6 loss to Toronto.
The "Giambino" has been a shell of his former self again this season, batting .224 with three homers and six RBIs in 23 games.
And with Giambi mired in a 4-for-28 skid and a lefty, Ted Lilly, on the hill yesterday, the decision was easy to play rookie Andy Phillips.
Giambi received treatment before the game, describing the arm as "tired."
"Jason, I think, is forcing it," Torre said. "If I had to guess without asking him directly . . . it's not like he's fighting it, but I don't think his patience is where he wants it to happen gradually.
"He's a little anxious right now."
Hitting coach Don Mattingly said he and Giambi have not worked out more than usual lately.
With Tampa Bay lefty Scott Kazmir tossing tonight, it's uncertain whether Giambi will be back in the lineup.