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Postby d18Mike » Sun May 01, 2005 2:52 pm

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?
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Postby Pokeyouindaeye » Sun May 01, 2005 3:01 pm

Get the man some Midol!
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Postby unclepaulie » Sun May 01, 2005 3:02 pm

Take this as a sign to cut ties with him. I cut him yesterday and I’m feeling pretty good about it today. He was tough to get rid of but it’s a move that a winning fantasy team must take.

As a friend of mine put it he's a..."chum in the water" for the rest of the teams in my league, let them waste their time and roster spot on him.
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Postby slomo007 » Sun May 01, 2005 3:05 pm

When I first saw this thread, I just glanced at it and thought it said, "Giambi: Crap or Worse"

I was going to respond, worse.

Dump him. :-t
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Postby d18Mike » Sun May 01, 2005 4:03 pm

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. ;-)
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Postby Nuclear29 » Sun May 01, 2005 7:34 pm

I cut him last night. He was hitting poorly enough, all I needed to hear was an injury, no matter how small, to make my decision easier.
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Postby no2leads » Sun May 01, 2005 9:51 pm

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.
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Postby unclepaulie » Sun May 01, 2005 10:19 pm

Good luck with him bro :-t
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Sun May 01, 2005 11:23 pm

slomo007 wrote:When I first saw this thread, I just glanced at it and thought it said, "Giambi: Crap or Worse"

I was going to respond, worse.

Dump him. :-t


Same thing.
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Postby d18Mike » Mon May 02, 2005 10:42 am

"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.
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