Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I have no interest in a long term commitment to Texiera. He won't be getting his ten year deal but I could see some team giving him seven or eight years which is still ridiculous.
Adam Dunn is to much of a defensive liability at first base or even in left-field. Besides, he`s not as good a hitter as this next guy and will probably require more years.
This next guy is the best hitter available, he`s been consistent for years, he has experience in the AL East, and probably won't need more than 3 years. I`m talking about Manny Ramirez of course. 207 was the first year he`s had an EQA below .300 since 1994 when he was 22 and played in 91 games. He had an EQA of .292 that year and .297 in 2007. Damon can play left, Matsui can move to first, and Manny can be the full-time DH.
This solves our offensive problems perfectly and can Matsui really be much worse at first base than Giambi? Both he and Damon has volunteered for it. Please post any thoughts in the comments section.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
- Resign Abreu to a multi-year deal and move Nady or Damon to first base. Giambi leaves.
- Sign Mark Texiera to a long term deal. Both Giambi and Abreu leave.
- Resign Giambi to a short one or two year deal for a discount. Abreu leaves.
Keep in mind this is all assuming we don't magically pull off a trade. I didn't list this because of its unlikeliness and also because its impossible to predict what we would give up.
I`m leaning towards the third one.
I don't want Abreu back. First of all, he`s a big defensive liability and he would force somebody to play out of position at first base. Believe it or not Giambi would probably be a better fielder at first then Nady or Damon. More importantly though I think Giambi is a better hitter than Abreu. EQA (which takes into account pretty much every offensive stat) has Giambi ahead over the past three years. Giambi beats Abreu in 2008 and 2006. As an added bonus Abreu will be a type A free agent while Giambi will only be a type B.
Although Texiera would fill the first base spot perfectly I would stay away from him. He`s looking for a ten year deal. In my opinion their are very few guys in baseball who are worth that. They need to focus as much money as possible on Sabathia. It would be great to have him but at what cost?
At the start of this year I was looking forward to Giambi being gone. However, he`s been one of the few guys on this team that actually hit. They can get him on a one or two year deal and he wants to be back so they may get him on a discount.
I`d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks :)
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
State Trooper Giambi Reports for Duty
By B. Weiss
NEW YORK – Jason Giambi is taking his new moustache to a different level. After growing his perfect ‘stache, he immediately assumed the role of State Trooper Giambi, which started as tongue-and-cheek nickname, but has turned into a full-on personality.
State Trooper Giambi is not fucking around.
“I was playing first base and Giambi got a walk, which is always nice to exchange some words with him, but things got weird,” said White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko. “He said ‘Sir, license and registration please.’ I laughed and thought he was joking. Well, as soon as he got me in a choke hold and cuffed me with his batting gloves, I knew this was no joke.”
This bizarre change of personality is making fellow police officer Olden Polynice very jealous. “I was watching that game, and I said, it is about time someone arrested that bastard,” said Polynice, from his barracks in Arkham Asylum.
Fellow teammate and another recent moustachee, Johnny Damon, said he thought Jason looked real cool and mentioned he should be a State Trooper for Halloween. “Well, that was the beginning of the end for us. Since then he has arrested Cano, Carbrera, Posada and Rivera and threatened to deport their asses. He also gave a speeding ticket to the groundskeeper mowing the outfield.”
News is spreading fast across the American League. Players are cleaning up their acts everywhere, especially first basemen.
“The other night skip wanted me to play some first base against the Yankees,” said Red Sox David Ortiz. “ I said no way, I told skip I have not seen my Visa in a couple of months, and there is no way State Trooper Giambi is going to bust me.”
Bud Selig is giddy as hell and asked if State Troopers had the authority to bust steroid dealers, much to his dismay they can only bust them if they are transporting the drugs. However, several other commissioners have expressed interest in Giambi. David Stern wants to make him a referee.
“I spoke with Mr. Stern the other day, but contractually it is not possible,” said Yankees GM Brian Cashman. “Jason is a little different and he gets some slack around here, but we had to put our foot down last week when he showed up to the ball park and his Mercedes has police lights, a siren and shotgun in the front seat. We told him to lose the shotgun.”
Giambi could not be reached for comment because he was setting up a speed trap on the Taconic State Parkway.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Since it was a shortened game, I'll highlight who has had the best offensive spring so far-
Shelley Duncan: 2.000 OPS (!), HR in 9 PA
Jason Giambi: 2.000 OPS (!) , HR in 4 PA
Melky: 1.425 OPS in 7 PA
Jason Lane: 1.222 OPS in 9 PA
Morgan Ensberg: 1.000 OPS in 8 PA
Wilson Betemit: .905 OPS in 9 PA
I left off guys like A-Rod and Abreu because they are guaranteed spots on the roster. Obviously, you shouldn't read too much into these stats because a) they are in ST and b) the tiny sample size.
I already said it was a combined perfect game, so I'll just give you the IP, K's, etc.
Hughes: 1 IP
Patterson: 1 IP, K
Igawa: 2 IP, 2 K
Traber: 1 IP, 3 K
Good all around, and very surprising from Igawa.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
After the game, the Yankees made their first cuts. No huge surprises; Eric Duncan, Jesus, Eduardo Nunez, and Austin Romine. Tomorrow they play Houston at 1:05.