Sp_Da_Man wrote:Rotoworld 2/20:
Jason Giambi said Tuesday that he's expecting to play more first base this season following a conversation with manager Joe Girardi.
"He told me, 'I need you at first base,'" Giambi said. "It was nice to hear." Playing Giambi at first base would help solve the Yankees' outfield logjam, with Hideki Matsui likely seeing most of the playing time at designated hitter and Johnny Damon starting in left field.
Source: New York Post
Does anyone think he bounces back to play 140 games or so & gets 30-35 homeruns?
I play in an ops league and in ops and obp league's, he'll obviously be more valuable. With that said, I'm going to watch him this spring and see how he looks, but he is only a year removed from a 37 homerun, 110 walk season (in 550 ab's). I think comparisons with late career Frank Thomas might be apt; he might be the sort of guy who gets drafted late who could still hit 30, health permitting. The main reason why I'm still willing to consider him is that his lineup will guarantee 85 runs, 100 rbi's if he gets to 550 ab's or so. He's definitely going to be an average killer, but to the extent I need a late round backup 1b, I'm going to be considering Giambi.