Vladdy the Impaler wrote:
i completely agree 'me'.... hitting 40 HRs isn't exactly an 'off year.'
giambi doesnt get enough credit... sure his avg. was disastrous last year... but that's only cuz of his expectations... his power #'s were just as good as any other 1B, if not better. plus, if u've seen giambi at all in spring training, he looks to be in phenomenal shape and he's making solid contact with every swing. steroids or not, the HR he hit last night was a bomb.
he hasn't hit for average since joning the yankees and i see a drop in home runs. i wouldn't touch him with a stick.
so unbelievably ignorant - his avg was .314 in 2002. i'm telling u - last year was a fluke... as a career .302 hitter, u have to expect the giambino to bounce back nicely with a packed lineup.
i maybe "so unbelievably ignorant" but:
2000-2001 BA: .338 in a pitchers ballpark
2002-2003 BA: .283 in a lefthanded batters park
that is 55 points i consider that a pretty big drop off.
Who is ignorent? as for the home runs... A guy who was on steriods and has now lost pounds of muscle, wouldn't you be ignorent to predict otherwise. I could be wrong but he needs to show me otherwise before i use a second round pick on him.