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Postby Dude86 » Mon Dec 27, 2004 2:58 pm

chiuondis wrote:Giambi might still do decent at least... look at Bonds.. he's off the roids and he's still doing great. I think Giambi will have these stats

.315
100 RBI
25HR
95Run

as long as he's on the yankees he can put those types of numbers up


Giambi's days of hitting .300 are way behind him
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Postby dleoboyd » Mon Dec 27, 2004 3:21 pm

I think Giambi makes a great sleeper pick. Most people out there are soured on him because of the grief he caused last season. I drafted him in the 3rd round of a very deep, 20 team, Die Hard league last season and I kept him around until the last month of the year. I am one of the people that are very sour.

However, I don't believe his skills have diminished as far as last season's numbers would indicate. If he can come back in 05 healthy and in the Yankees lineup, I think he will surprise a lot of fantasy owners out there. I still can't project a 500+ AB season with any confidence, but I feel relatively comfortable projecting 400 AB for 05:

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Postby Dark Knight » Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:48 pm

chiuondis wrote:Giambi might still do decent at least... look at Bonds.. he's off the roids and he's still doing great. I think Giambi will have these stats

.315
100 RBI
25HR
95Run

as long as he's on the yankees he can put those types of numbers up


If Giambi is healthy all season, and bats .315, he will have a lot more HR's than 25 ;-D .
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Postby TeamCaptain#2 » Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:04 pm

Steroids do not increase your batting average, they don't help you hit the ball that much further (10ft max says SI).

I think Giambi will be BETTER this year.
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Postby john gardner » Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:40 pm

He just has HIGH RISK written all over him. I'd hate to think he was my "main man" at 1st. B-)
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Postby BigLebowski » Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:01 pm

I think he makes a great sleeper pick this year. Most will have soured on him and you can get him cheap. For instance in the 05 mock auction draft I was able to get him for $8. I think he would give me great value at $8. Now I would never go into the season with him as my 1b but the potential is too good to pass up. IMO
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Postby blankman » Mon Dec 27, 2004 9:02 pm

TeamCaptain#2 wrote:Steroids do not increase your batting average, they don't help you hit the ball that much further (10ft max says SI).

I think Giambi will be BETTER this year.


Well, I'd hope so; it'd be hard to be any worse than he was last year ;-)

I think the .315 idea is way out there. I don't think he can hit .300 again, at least not yet when he's hit .250 and .208 or whatever it was last year.
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Postby mtarail » Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:22 pm

I think he could hit 300 again. But I agree with folks here that he's a huge risk. I can't really see drafting him earlier than the 15th round.
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Postby ajgnydc722 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:27 am

Right now I have him at like 15 or 16 but that's subject to change.
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Postby rich101682 » Wed Dec 29, 2004 4:39 am

TeamCaptain#2 wrote:Steroids do not increase your batting average, they don't help you hit the ball that much further (10ft max says SI).

I think Giambi will be BETTER this year.


I dunno about that. I don't think they would be banned if they just put an extra 10 feet on your flyballs. Anyone got any links or info?

I thought they helped you tear away and recover muscle better. If that's the case, there's no way to put a cap on how much they could help you. That doesn't make sense to me.
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