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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Jan 06, 2009 8:59 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


maybe it has to do with feeling like owes them for all the dishonest years and leaving town for the money (new york) to begin with.
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby nsulham » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:04 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
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


maybe it has to do with feeling like owes them for all the dishonest years and leaving town for the money (new york) to begin with.


Agreed he should have never left. He fit so perfectly with that team of crazies in Oakland (steroids aside) with his long-hair and tats. That's who he was. Then he left for NY and he had to clean up his image and to me he just never looked comfortable being there. The Oakland Giambi looked like had way more fun and was a true indicator of who he is/was than the New York Giambi.
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:04 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
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


maybe it has to do with feeling like owes them for all the dishonest years and leaving town for the money (new york) to begin with.


Dishonest? :-?
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby Snakes Gould » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:06 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:
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


maybe it has to do with feeling like owes them for all the dishonest years and leaving town for the money (new york) to begin with.


Dishonest? :-?


cheating...sorry. wrong choice of word there :-b ..no i dont want to get into PED, but lets just say, he should have never left.
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:07 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:
maybe it has to do with feeling like owes them for all the dishonest years and leaving town for the money (new york) to begin with.


Dishonest? :-?


cheating...sorry. wrong choice of word there :-b ..no i dont want to get into PED, but lets just say, he should have never left.


Because nobody in the Oakland organization knew what was going on? ;-7
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:10 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:Dishonest? :-?


cheating...sorry. wrong choice of word there :-b ..no i dont want to get into PED, but lets just say, he should have never left.


Because nobody in the Oakland organization knew what was going on? ;-7

you just couldn't help yourself.
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby DaShiz23 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:16 pm

nsulham wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:
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


maybe it has to do with feeling like owes them for all the dishonest years and leaving town for the money (new york) to begin with.


Agreed he should have never left. He fit so perfectly with that team of crazies in Oakland (steroids aside) with his long-hair and tats. That's who he was. Then he left for NY and he had to clean up his image and to me he just never looked comfortable being there. The Oakland Giambi looked like had way more fun and was a true indicator of who he is/was than the New York Giambi.

Crazy? Roids? The clean-up may have come with going to the Yankees, but also came with the 'end' of the Roids era.
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:24 pm

O:-)

Hey, I wish he stayed in Oakland too. Not that he wasn't a very good player in New York, but he certainly wasn't the guy the Yankees thought they were getting. Not the guy who posted back to back OPS+ of 187 and 198 in 2000 and 2001. He was useless for 2 of his years, and while the other 5 years were great, they weren't $120 million great. Maybe his personality was more suited for Oakland and maybe, in retrospect, he would've been better off staying there, but he doesn't owe them anything.
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby San D » Wed Jan 07, 2009 12:07 am

I would still like Barton to get another shot. He finished pretty strong. Maybe he can get some PT at the expense of Buck, Giambi, Cust and crew. He'll probably start in AAA though.
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Re: Giambi on verge with A's

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:42 am

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