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Postby Jester » Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:27 pm

When he is pulling the ball, owning the pitchers, and coming out of his shoes because he is swinging so hard...thats when you know he is seeing the ball.

I think I see that glimmer now ;-D
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Postby bd3521 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:50 pm

I didnt expect getting 30+ HR's from 1B for the Yanks this season. With Tino's streak early, and the resurgence of Giambi, should be interesting.
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Postby ocmusicjunkie » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:53 pm

I think he will have a solid (.285+) BA for the rest of the season. He should have some homers in there... but don't look for runs or RBI. I suspect he's going to be batting toward the back of the lineup most of the time, and the Yankees are streaky this season. He's worth a flier, but don't expect him to match his old numbers.

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Postby WharfRat » Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:59 pm

ocmusicjunkie wrote:I think he will have a solid (.285+) BA for the rest of the season. He should have some homers in there... but don't look for runs or RBI. I suspect he's going to be batting toward the back of the lineup most of the time, and the Yankees are streaky this season. He's worth a flier, but don't expect him to match his old numbers.

And be careful, any mention of "waiver' seems to get threads eaten here now. ;-7


Actually, he should have RBI opps with AROD and Matsui hitting in front of him, those guys are on base plenty. I doubt he'd get so hot that people would pitch around him, so I think he might be able to produce a bit. But we'll all see....
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Postby dannyolbb » Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:00 pm

I wonder. Giambi was never a great prospect as a kid - his emergence came, I think, almost entirely due to his steroid use. That is what made him a first rounder.

In my mind, he's a guy with a great batting eye and a little power. He's also somewhere in his mid-30's.

I'll take the next bus, thanks.
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Postby blankman » Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:05 pm

dannyolbb wrote:I wonder. Giambi was never a great prospect as a kid - his emergence came, I think, almost entirely due to his steroid use. That is what made him a first rounder.

In my mind, he's a guy with a great batting eye and a little power. He's also somewhere in his mid-30's.

I'll take the next bus, thanks.


Suit yourself.

I highly doubt what you said regarding his past is true however.
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Postby dannyolbb » Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:16 pm

As a 24 year old, he played 55 games in triple A - in the PCL, a hitters paradise. He hit 3 home runs. In his minor league career, he averaged one homer per 33 at bats, even though he was always a little old for his level. His double rate, granted, was somewhat higher at 1 per 12.4 at bats.

He excelled, of course, in taking walks and choosing his pitches. A career .405 minor league OBP is nothing to sneeze at. So, as I said, he was never that well regarded as a minor leaguer, especially given his position and the glut of powerful 1b in MLB when he was coming up. He just didn't rank.

However, once he made it to the bigs, he immediately bumped his hr/ab ratio up to 1 per 26.8. Then to 1 per 25.95. Then to 1 per 20.81. Then to 1 per 17.42. Then to 1 per 11.86. Then to.. Oh, you get the picture. I think you can see that he had quite a power spike once he hit the major leagues. And once he started steroids, in my opinion. Now that he's clean? I'll avoid him like a Yankee fan with the plague.
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Postby bd3521 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:22 pm

dannyolbb wrote:In my mind, he's a guy with a great batting eye and a little power. He's also somewhere in his mid-30's.


Little power doesn't allow you to hit upper deck shots at Yankee Stadium
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Postby blankman » Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:25 pm

Giambi certainly has power now and still, without the steriods. His OBP is still excellent and despite a horrid start, he's hitting .274. He absolutely worth a flyer in any league.
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Postby mdHARRIS » Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:54 pm

Y'all SURE you don't wanna get on? 2 dingers off Chubs Colon tonight....he's up to 15 now...
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