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Five Facts About Jason Giambi

Jason Giambi announced his retirement on Monday, after 20 seasons as a major leaguer. For most of those 20 years, Giambi was one of the best hitters in the game. I won’t waste your time putting down the narrative of his career — Jay Jaffe already did that better than I would anyway. But I […]
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Jason Giambi Will Be A Major League Manager

Yesterday, Jason Giambi announced his retirement after 20 Major League seasons spent with the Athletics, Yankees, Rockies and Indians. The past two seasons spent with the Indians saw the former AL MVP take on a very reduced playing role, serving almost as a de facto bench/hitting coach to manager Terry Francona. Giambi being able to stick around on the Indians roster well past his...
Via Baseball Essential
13 days ago  |  Discuss

FLASHBACK: The Time Albert Belle Got Hit and Wouldn’t Go to First

Jason Giambi announced his retirement from baseball yesterday at the age of 44 about five years after you thought he did. Giambi hasn’t been even remotely relevant since 2008 unless you’re a White Sox fan who remembers him becoming the oldest player ever to hit a walk-off home run. What’s most significant about this is that Giambi was nearly the last relic remaining from the...
Via Sports Mockery
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Barry Zito is attempting a comeback with the Athletics

On Monday afternoon, long-time Oakland Athletics first baseman Jason Giambi retired. On Monday night, long-time Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Barry Zito rejoined the club on a minor league deal. Blast from the past: Barry Zito is going to sign a minor-league deal with the #Athletics and come to spring camp. — Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) February 17, 2015   The...
Via The Outside Corner
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Giambi Walks Away

The LegendSo the 2000 American League MVP quit baseball just before it quit him today, having gotten just about everything that he could out of the game. Giambi leaves with 440 career home runs, an on-base percentage of just under .400, and absolutely no chance at making the Hall of Fame due to past admitted steroid abuse.Giambi is a special kind of PED abuser, though. Since he always...
Via Five Tool Tool
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Giambi says he's retiring after 20 seasons in majors

CLEVELAND (AP) Jason Giambi, the American League MVP in 2000 with Oakland, says he's retiring after 20 seasons in the majors. The slugger told the New York Daily News on Monday that he's calling it quits, ending his career as one of 20 players in history with at least 400 home runs, 1,400 RBIs, 1,200 runs and 1,300 walks. The 44-year-old played for the Athletics, New York Yankees...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Giambi announces retirement after 20-year MLB career

Indians manager Terry Francona said during the team's annual Tribe Fest that he expected Jason Giambi to take a year off from baseball. When Giambi returns, it won't be as a player. After a 20-year career in the majors, Giambi announced his retirement Monday in a statement to the New York Daily News: "After 20 seasons, I have decided to officially announce my retirement as a Major...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Giambi is calling it a career

Athletics, Yankees, Rockies, and Indians veteran Jason Giambi is retiring after 20 seasons in the majors. Giambi turned 44 in January, and spent the past two seasons with the Indians. He hadn’t been much a regular since he left the Yankees following the 2008 season. In a statement released to the New York Daily News, Giambi thanked his family, teammates, coaches, and the media...
Via The Outside Corner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Giambi officially announces retirement from MLB

After much speculation and reading of proverbial tea leaves, former Cleveland Indians DH Jason Giambi finally made it official and announced his retirement from Major League Baseball, releasing a statement to the New York Daily News. Jason Giambi tells the Daily News he's retiring from baseball. His statement in his own words: (Full story to follow) — Mark...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Indians want Jason Giambi back (as non-player)

The Cleveland Indians might have gone to the well one too many times when they brought Jason Giambi back for a second year, but who could blame them? At this stage of his career, Giambi is a wealth of knowledge at a cheap price. At the same time, he was only able to notch 26 games and 70 plate appearances in 2014 for the Indians, and as they say, all good things must come to an end...
Via Waiting For Next Year
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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