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Postby Yikes » Tue Dec 02, 2003 9:18 pm

By Buster Olney
ESPN The Magazine

First baseman Jason Giambi is almost 32 and moves like somebody 10 years older: he has a damaged knee mostly unaided by recent surgery, and is so immobile that he couldn't start Game 5 of the World Series.


Ouch! I feel your pain Giambi but you're going after Adam Dunn now on my draft list, kidding!
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Postby eftda » Tue Dec 02, 2003 9:21 pm

if the yankees were smart, they would start johnson at 1st everyday and keep Giambi as the DH }:-)
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Postby Madison » Tue Dec 02, 2003 11:14 pm

I've been waiting to see how he's progressing in the offseason before making a final judgement on him. :-? Tough call for me right now. The knee concerns me quite a bit.
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Postby pkarr5000 » Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:11 am

at least giambi actually played most of the season last year hurt. some people who have minor injuries just call the season off but with no eyesight and a bum leg, he did exceptionally well
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Postby shortsavage » Wed Dec 03, 2003 12:35 am

There is no way that Jason Giambi will ever return to MVP form.
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Postby Greenrider » Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:29 am

anyone want to guess what a 2004 1B cheat sheet might look like?

my best guess:
1. Todd Helton
2. Carlos Delgado
3. Jason Giambi
4. Jim Thome
5. Richie Sexson
6. Jeff Bagwell
7. Mike Sweeney
8. Aubrey Huff
9. Derek Lee
10. Ryan Klesko
11. Frank Thomas
12. Rafael Palmeiro
13. Phil Nevin
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Dec 03, 2003 2:40 am

If he drops on everyone's boards, then someone is going to get great value later in the draft. 41-107 ain't bad for a gimpy, blind man. Even by mistake, you have to expect the average to go up. He's too good of a hitter to stay around .250 for the rest of his career.
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Postby HOOTIE » Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:16 am

Well, i'm trying to acquire Giambi in my leagues, the buy low theory. Maybe i'm crazy }:-)
The season wasn't as bad as it might look. He went 41-107 on a bad knee, and eye infection. His average was down, but he still was 9th in al in ops, 5th in runs created, 6th in RC/27. He might not hit 340 again, and win a mvp, but i think 280-45-120 is certaintly still possible. The difference between 250 and 300 isn't as huge as you would think. It amounts to 1 extra hit every 5 games. His strikeouts increased some, but he still displayed the walks, almost a 1/1 ratio. His g/f ratio was off his norms, he hit alot more flys. Maybe he was uppercutting more? While his 250 average hurt in fantasy, his real bb numbers were still top 10 in al.
Btw, i haven't seen 1 single person bring up Sheffield? Everyone is pumping Giles, because he has Klesko/Nevin. Giambi's never been in a lineup with a powerhouse like Sheffield. Giambi/ Sheffield back to back? Nice.
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Postby Lofunzo » Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:18 am

He is a mystery to me. After watching him during the season, on 1 hand, I say that he is injured and is compensating. On the other hand, I don't see how a knee injury would affect him swinging at bad pitches. I think that your numbers sound about right, Hootie.
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Postby Yikes » Wed Dec 03, 2003 3:43 am

[quote="HOOTIE"]Well, i'm trying to acquire Giambi in my leagues, the buy low theory. Maybe i'm crazy }:-)
The season wasn't as bad as it might look. He went 41-107 on a bad knee, and eye infection. His average was down, but he still was 9th in al in ops, [b]5th in runs created[/b], [b]6th in RC/27[/b]. He might not hit 340 again.....almost a 1/1 ratio. His [b]g/f ratio [/b]was off ...[/quote]

What's runs created? Do you mean RBIs?
What's RC/27?
Also, how did you get the stats of the g/f ratio?

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