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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 […]
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February 20, 2015  |  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...
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February 17, 2015  |  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...
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February 17, 2015  |  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
February 16, 2015  |  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...
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February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former-MVP Jason Giambi announces retirement from baseball

Jason Giambi announced his retirement from baseball after a 20-year major-league career on Monday. Giambi, 44, spent eight of those years with the A's, seven with the Yankees, and another six with the Rockies and Indians. The first baseman and designated hitter won the American League MVP award in 2000 with the A's kicking off five-straight All-Star selections from '00 to '04. ...
Via Fox Sports
February 16, 2015  |  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...
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February 16, 2015  |  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
February 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Giambi activated from DL

CLEVELAND -- The Indians have officially activated designated hitter Jason Giambi off the disabled list as they begin a four-game series against Kansas City Monday night. To make room for Giambi, the Tribe optioned pitcher Blake Wood to Columbus. Both Giambi and manager Terry Francona have said since Friday that the move would happen Monday. Giambi suffered a broken rib when he was...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Giambi expected back sooner than later

Having suffered a non-displaced rib fracture in spring training, it appears that Tribe designated hitter (and late-season hero) Jason Giambi is now able swing a bat without experiencing any pain. Papa Giambi is looking to start the upcoming 2014 regular season on the disabled list, but it appears that he will be able to take a hack at southpaws before too long. It’ll be tough to...
Via Waiting For Next Year
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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