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Postby The Jury » Thu Jul 21, 2005 11:58 pm

The "fat kid" is GOING NUTS!!!! Giambino can still put out!! ;-D ;-D ;-D
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Postby Dice » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:09 am

Picking up Giambi may be the move that wins me my keeper league. I had a hole at 1B and desperately needed OBP, in which I was dead last. I've added 24 points of OBP in the last month and a half thanks to Giambi and other moves I've made.

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Postby HOOTIE » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:20 am

dannyolbb wrote: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.

Power sometimes comes later on. Nomar, Edmonds, Bagwell hit with no power in minors, yet became good power guys. The key to hitting is waiting for a ball to drive. Giambis great eye helps him do this.
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Postby KaiserSoze » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:17 am

Goodbye Morneau! Welcome Giambi!
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Postby CBMGreatOne » Fri Jul 22, 2005 1:55 am

Jason Giambi is definitely back! and not in the way Tino Martinez was in early May. Wait... wait...

No seriously, I am a big believer and if he continues to hit like this, I have some leagues I should be winning.
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Postby Laean » Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:18 am

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

i agree with this. he's having a spectacular july, but so far that's all it is - one spectacular month.

remember brian roberts? (b4 frances the mute gets on my ass here are his #s:

Code: Select all
month runs hrs rbis sbs avg
april 21   8   26   10 .379
may   18   3   7    3  .358
june  13   2   11   3  .356
july  5    2   7    3  .242

he's been good, but spectacular in only one month.

remember abreu's 11 30 .396 may?

remember andruw jones' 13 homer june?
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Postby mkultra » Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:53 am

The whole Yankees lineup has been going nuts lately. I picked up Giambi a couple weeks ago, and now I've got him, Arod, Sheff, and Godzilla, who have combined for 30HR so far this month ;-D
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Postby blankman » Fri Jul 22, 2005 10:47 am

Told you so ;-) :-b
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