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Giambi: Huge Second Half or Washed up?

Postby mikemcj55 » Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:41 am

Well, the topic speaks for itself. Is Giambi a bum, or will he turn it around with a monster 2nd half?
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Postby john gardner » Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:45 am

I don't see any reason to expect any improvement. B-)
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Postby mikemcj55 » Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:39 am

well, the reason it would be different is he's over his ankle injury andhis bot with parasites is finished. That's a decent reason isn't it?
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Postby mikcou » Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:34 am

im starting to think that he is washed up. He hasnt hit the same way since leaving oakland
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Postby slomo007 » Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:38 am

He's washed up.
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Postby rmeesig » Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:10 pm

slomo007 wrote:He's washed up.


Wow, such a well thought and insightful statement.

I don't call this washed up:

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

I call it un-healthy. Giambi's post ASB numbers are slightly higher than pre-ASB, and with all those bats in the lineup, he's bound to see some pitches and heat up soon.

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Postby slomo007 » Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:12 pm

rmeesig wrote:
slomo007 wrote:He's washed up.


Wow, such a well thought and insightful statement.

I don't call this washed up:

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

I call it un-healthy. Giambi's post ASB numbers are slightly higher than pre-ASB, and with all those bats in the lineup, he's bound to see some pitches and heat up soon.

Buy low while you can....washed up..ha!


I've posted more in-depth thoughts in the other 15 Giambi posts lately. Do a search with Giambi and my username if you want to read more.
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Postby Amazinz » Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:58 pm

Giambi is not washed up and I'm inclined to believe he will have a huge second half. I had him pegged for a huge year to begin with and a "sleeper" in regard to where I could draft him. Obviously that hasn't panned out yet but I believe it will.

I watch a lot of Yankees games and the thing with Giambi that really got me worried was his apathy. He just didn't look like he gave a $%^& but now after reading about the parasites and how energy-draining they are it sheds some light on his apathetic attitude.

Giambi is one of the most selective and smart hitters in the game. In the second half with his mind totally focused on baseball he will adapt to the shift and thrive with all that protection around him. All the power in the Yankees lineup is going to help him a lot because he will be able to hit what is given to him as opposed to trying to jack everything out of the park like he did last year.

Of course this is just 100% opinion. Take it for what it's worth. :-)
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Postby Ajax » Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:05 pm

"Washed up" is a pretty strong term.

I don't think we'll ever see Giambi hit a flukish .342 again, but there's no reason to think he can't hit .290 and hit HR's at a rate of 40 per season, when healthy.
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Postby KULCAT » Wed Jul 14, 2004 1:15 pm

Ajax wrote:"Washed up" is a pretty strong term.

I don't think we'll ever see Giambi hit a flukish .342 again, but there's no reason to think he can't hit .290 and hit HR's at a rate of 40 per season, when healthy.


Good comment here
I would take down a notch i average, more like the .280 ish with 21 hr´s in the second half
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