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Jason Giambi - Will he rebound or not?

Postby HolyCow101 » Mon Jul 12, 2004 5:03 am

How do you think Giambi will fare after the all-star break :-?

He is currently batting only .240 and is on track to his worse career year after battling a serious parasite.

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Postby Lofunzo » Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:49 am

I have been waiting for him to rebound but have almost given up. He was even dropped in 1 of my leagues and I'm not picking him up. No one can say anything about steroids, either, because he sucked last year, too.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:11 am

I am fairly optimistic he will turn it around. He's not going to be an MVP-caliber player by any means like he was with Oakland or in his first year with NY. I can see him batting around .265-.270 with 30-35 homeruns and 100 RBIs. The power numbers would've been higher IMO if he hadn't gotten hurt.
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Postby slomo007 » Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:21 am

Giambi = Dunn. If you can take the hit in average by having a Todd Helton or Pujols on your team to balance him out, then he can be a productive player, however, if you are borderline in average already then he will probably hurt you more than he'll help you.
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Postby thetongueofire » Mon Jul 12, 2004 9:37 am

i think he should turn it somewhat around in the middle of that linup... if hes able to overcome the "intestinal parasite", his superevil archnemesis. :-b

the key is him being healthy. hes not the same perennial .330 guy anymore. Yankee stadium ruined his approach to hittting. ;-)
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Postby rmeesig » Mon Jul 12, 2004 1:27 pm

He hasn't been under-achieving, he's been un-healthy..look:

Giambi w/ runners on - 2004 : .330 / .470 / .538 / 1.008
Giambi w/ RISP - 2004 : .314 / .478 / .569 / 1.047
Giambi w/ RISP & 2 outs - 2004 : .304 / .484 / .565 / 1.049

nothing wrong with those numbers...
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Postby Siege1386 » Mon Jul 12, 2004 10:58 pm

Giambi will rebound. I think he could still hit for .300, but concentrates too much on his power now. He will have a good, but not amazing second half.
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Postby Smizzy » Mon Jul 12, 2004 11:02 pm

Untill he learns to push the ball he will continue to hit .240,.250 but you can expect his power #'s to go up.

It's simple....the shift is killing giambi and his average.

Untill he learns to push the ball,which he will never do this late in his career,he screwed .

Unless he gets up with runners on,you can count on a ground out to 2nd or a HR in the right field porch
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Postby Coach McGuirk » Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:11 am

Anyone who thinks he can hit .300 this year is high adn obviously a yankee homer. He'd have to hit close to .375 the rest of the way, and that ain't happening. Now, will he hit .300 from here on out? it's possible, but unlikely. If you are struggling in average, he isn't going to help.
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Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Tue Jul 13, 2004 11:14 am

I think he'll be a little better than he has been so far. Each year his stats have gone down as he has gotten older. I think he'll do about .250./12/42 the rest of the way.
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