Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 9/9/13
Here at BurningRiverBaseball.com, we have been pretty tough on Jason Giambi all season, mostly for batting under .200 while being unable to play in the field and striking out in more than 25% of his at bats. This is only slightly unfair and with the advent of his 2,000th career hit on Sunday, it is about time to say something nice about the gray haired slugger. Giambi is currently in his 19th season at the age of 42 and even as the elder statesman of the league, he has been able to add to some of his prodigious power numbers. His eight home runs and 29 RBI have moved him up 40th all time in home runs and 63rd in RBI in Major League history. Every single player ahead of him in home runs is either in the Hall of Fame, played during the unfairly stigmatized "Steroid Era" or is named Dave Kingman. In RBI the same is almost is true with just two more players added to the list in Rusty Staub and Dave Parker. Even his career low .278 OBP hasn't hurt him that much in that category as he maintains
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