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Giambi on verge with A's

Postby wkelly91 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:51 pm

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ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the A's are on the verge of completing a one-year, $5.25 million deal with Jason Giambi.

If Olney's numbers are correct, it's a major steal for Oakland. The contract also carries an option for 2010 worth just $4 million. Giambi made $23.5 million last season and hit .247/.373/.502 with 32 dingers and 96 RBI.
Source: ESPN.com
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http://www.rotoworld.com/Content/player ... ?sport=MLB

Maybe he'll hit .342 again? ;-)
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby Neato Torpedo » Tue Jan 06, 2009 6:56 pm

8-o Kudos to Giambi for being one of the few players to willingly take a massive pay cut to play where he wants. ;-D
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby Maris09 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:05 pm

A's lineup looking quasi-respectable.

1. Sweeney
2. Ellis
3. Giambi (I put Holliday 4th to break up the lefties)
4. Holliday
5. Cust (flip him and Giambi?)
6. Crosby
7. Chavez (for like, a month, the Hannahan)
8. Suzuki
9. Buck

Ok not great, but way better than last year X-I
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby wkelly91 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:08 pm

Maris09 wrote:A's lineup looking quasi-respectable.

1. Sweeney
2. Ellis
3. Giambi (I put Holliday 4th to break up the lefties)
4. Holliday
5. Cust (flip him and Giambi?)
6. Crosby
7. Chavez (for like, a month, the Hannahan)
8. Suzuki
9. Buck

Ok not great, but way better than last year X-I


Think they'll score more than San Francisco? :-b
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby Maris09 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:21 pm

wkelly91 wrote:
Maris09 wrote:A's lineup looking quasi-respectable.

1. Sweeney
2. Ellis
3. Giambi (I put Holliday 4th to break up the lefties)
4. Holliday
5. Cust (flip him and Giambi?)
6. Crosby
7. Chavez (for like, a month, the Hannahan)
8. Suzuki
9. Buck

Ok not great, but way better than last year X-I


Think they'll score more than San Francisco? :-b

Funny, I was thinking their lineup is going to be improved this year as well.
Renteria is notorious for doing great in the NL and absolutely horrid in the AL.
Cardinals (.300, mid teen HR) --> Red Sox (.270, below 10 HR)
Braves (.300, mid teen HR) --> Tigers (.270, lower HR)

Maybe he'll do well again back in the NL, add in some young guys like Sandoval, Fred Lewis improving, the Giants offense should give some more run support to that very good starting pitching staff.
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby NorthSider2 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:24 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:8-o Kudos to Giambi for being one of the few players to willingly take a massive pay cut to play where he wants. ;-D


Ya you don't see that very often. In fact I'm quite surprised by this with Giambi because of much he was making last year.
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby Yoda » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:25 pm

Just out of curiosity but what is the purpose of constantly posting Rotoworld news of a signing that hasn't happened yet? :-D
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby DaShiz23 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:26 pm

Would be a very potent offense at times, yet Holliday could end up with smaller RBI opportunities.
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby wkelly91 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 7:29 pm

Yoda wrote:Just out of curiosity but what is the purpose of constantly posting Rotoworld news of a signing that hasn't happened yet? :-D


To spur conversation...that is what this sight is about isn't it?
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:55 pm

Heyman interviewed on WFAN today and he guessed that Abreu ends up in Oakland as well, since they still have the $40 million they offered Furcal and Giambi came real cheap.

Their lineup looks pretty good as is, add Abreu to the middle of it and the A's are looking great for '09.
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