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Giambi?

Posted: 2/9/2013 9:49 PM

Giambi? 


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Posted: 2/9/2013 9:51 PM

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I personally would have preferred Thome or Hafner. Giambi doesn't have much if anything left in the tank.
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Posted: 2/9/2013 9:53 PM

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Wow. As long as it's a minor league deal, whatever, I guess. Never been a fan of his.
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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:21 PM

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Last season, Giambi played in 60 games and hit .225/.372/.305. His power numbers have all but diminished, but he can still get on base. He can draw walks with the best of them

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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:39 PM

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Both Thome and Hafner draw walks too, and can at least still hit a homer. Giambi is a shell of his former self. 1 home run all of last year in 89 at bats. Maybe if he got a chance to play every day, but still even at his 2009 numbers, Thome or Hafner would have been just as good if not better. For a team not wanting to waste a roster spot on a DH, it sure seems they are gearing up to do just that?
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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:49 PM

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I'd take Kotchman for $1-2M if he is available.  He can actually play in the field too as a late innings defensive replacement.  He hit 12 HRs last year.
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Posted: 2/9/2013 10:57 PM

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Sorry but I have already enough discussion about whether the Tribe should sign Giambi.

I declare this discussion over.

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Let the discussion commence about whether the Tribe made a mistake in signing Giambi. excited

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Posted: 2/9/2013 11:01 PM

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Both Thome and Hafner draw walks too, and can at least still hit a homer. Giambi is a shell of his former self. 1 home run all of last year in 89 at bats. Maybe if he got a chance to play every day, but still even at his 2009 numbers, Thome or Hafner would have been just as good if not better. For a team not wanting to waste a roster spot on a DH, it sure seems they are gearing up to do just that?

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Didn't he hit 3 hrs in the first game?
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Posted: 2/9/2013 11:03 PM

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Dawg19 wrote:

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Both Thome and Hafner draw walks too, and can at least still hit a homer. Giambi is a shell of his former self. 1 home run all of last year in 89 at bats. Maybe if he got a chance to play every day, but still even at his 2009 numbers, Thome or Hafner would have been just as good if not better. For a team not wanting to waste a roster spot on a DH, it sure seems they are gearing up to do just that?

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Didn't he hit 3 hrs in the first game?
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Posted: 2/9/2013 11:03 PM

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Signed ... Per Team Stream
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Posted: 2/9/2013 11:05 PM

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I can live with this on a minor league deal.  He's only 1 season removed from being a decent part-time player.  From the looks of it his playing time was very sporadic after June.  At the end of June Giambi was hitting over .260 with an OPS around .770.  He got all of 20 sporadic at-bats after June and it's hard for a guy especially at Giambi's age to try and stay fresh when the team is only calling your number once every week for one stinking at-bat on average. 

Giambi could be one of those guys whom with more regular playing time would be more productive.  Giambi's actually been pretty good in inter-league play as the Rockies regular DH the last 3 years, so that is a factor to at least consider a little.  And Giambi can still play the field.  Now he's no Gold Glover, but he can actually play the field; he made 12 starts at 1B last year, 22 the year before and 35 the year before that while with the Rockies.  Hafner and Thome are both physically unable to play the field.  Not a terrible addition on a minor league deal and there's still that chance that he could play like the 2011 version as opposed to the 2012 version.
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Posted: 2/9/2013 11:13 PM

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Giambi, 42, will earn $750,000 if he makes the club.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 2:33 AM

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I'm fine with this, Giambi will have to prove himself to make the roster and if he makes the team, he will only be a part time player...  
JenniferMarie wrote: Giambi, 42, will earn $750,000 if he makes the club.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 4:09 AM

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Jason Giambi?

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Posted: 2/10/2013 6:37 AM

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It's a minor league deal so I guess we can't get overly worked up about it. Thank God Acta isn't our manager or Giambi would be a lock to make the roster.

But damn, Antonetti just can't help himself. He just loves washed up old veterans who have 0 chance of making any kind of positive impact. I was hoping this season would be different.

This simply was a nonsensical move.

You would think that players like Thome and Giambi, amongst others would have some pride and simply walk away from the game rather than embarrass themselves just for a million dollars or so when they have already made hundreds of millions.

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Posted: 2/10/2013 8:15 AM

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As long as it stays "Minor League Deal" I'm ok with it. 

I don't see any reason that if it came down to McGuinness vs Giambi that Giambi would win, and if he did.... *facepalm*
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Posted: 2/10/2013 8:18 AM

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JenniferMarie wrote: Giambi, 42, will earn $750,000 if he makes the club.

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Not that it makes any real difference but to be factually correct the contract may also  provide for incentives.  Hoynes in a tweet said there were incentives but the linked Hoynes article doesn't mention the incentives despite being posted after the tweet.
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Posted: 2/10/2013 8:24 AM

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Dromag67 wrote: As long as it stays "Minor League Deal" I'm ok with it. 

I don't see any reason that if it came down to McGuinness vs Giambi that Giambi would win, and if he did.... *facepalm*
I think you've hit the nail on the thumb regarding this signing.  The question really is if Giambi makes the 25 man as a part time DH?first baseman who is it he displaces.
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Posted: 2/10/2013 8:29 AM

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he's even more done than hafner and thome. of course, watch him have a hot spring, make the team instead of mcguinness, who we would then have to return (or trade for) and then hit .200/.320/.300 in 100 ABs before being released.
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Posted: 2/10/2013 8:59 AM

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I suppose we need to take into the possibility that one of the reasons the Tribe was interested in Giambi was because of his clubhouse leadership skills.  Francona is definitely a manager that believes in the importance of having players with clubhouse leadership skills.

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