Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 11/16/14
First Things First… I give this win to Terry Francona. I, and probably many others, was entirely skeptical about the decision to keep Jason Giambi on the roster out of spring training. I was even more skeptical of his inclusion on the roster when injuries hit and Giambi proved incapable of picking up extra at-bats. Terry Francona has stuck by Giambi all season and has consistently told anyone who asked how important he thinks he is to the team. It wasn’t about his leadership or presence in the clubhouse in this game, it was ability to come off the bench in the bottom of the ninth inning and get the team its biggest hit of the season.Are there any more questions about whether or not Giambi is going to be on the postseason roster? He’s going to be there, he deserves to be there, and this time around you’re not going to hear a complaint out of me. Disaster Averted How come it seems like the games Chris Perez blows are the really, really big ones? With how well the Rangers and Rays are ...
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