Found March 08, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
What is Jason Giambi doing here? Why would the Indians sign the aging first baseman/designated hitter to a minor league deal this offseason? It’s hard not to be reminded of Billy Beane’s acquisition of veteran outfielder David Justice back in 2002. In fact, many Tribe faithful have reacted to the Giambi signing similarly to the fans in Oakland at this point eleven years ago. This is kind of ironic since Giambi was once the high profile free agent that no one but the large market teams could afford, which is what happened when the Yankees signed Giambi as a free agent in 2002. Since leaving Oakland in 2002 for the spotlight in New York, Giambi has appeared in three all-star games (five career all-star appearances) and won his second Silver Slugger award (2002). Giambi also found himself part of a steroid scandal in 2003. In 2004, Giambi admitted to using several performance enhancing drugs between the years of 2001 and 2003. Later in 2007, Giambi publicly apologized for using steroid...
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