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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Rockies - Signed Giambi

Colorado Rockies - Signed 1B Jason Giambi to a minor-league contract.

While the .218 BABIP is probably not his “true” level of ability, given his age, injury concern, and lack of defensive value, he’s not likely to get much of a chance to show that he’s still even a .750 OPS hitter.  Amusingly enough, like the Daniel Murphy projection, this is a projection that people thought would be off, but it turned out to be off in the wrong direction.

It would take a major injury for Giambi to be on the roster before September 1st, after which he’ll primarily be a pinch-hitter.  Obviously, he’s extremely unlikely to get 82 at-bats with the Rockies.

Coors Field is a pretty smart place for Giambi to go.  It’s his best shot to get his BA over the Mendoza Line and a few big high-profile homers could result in him still getting job offers in the offseason, though none of them will be big.

2009 ZIPS Projection - Jason Giambi
          AB   R   H 2B 3B HR RBI   BB   SO SB   BA OBP SLG
Year-to-Date   269   39   52 13   0 11   40   50   72   0 .193 .332 .364
Rest-of-Year   82   11   19   4   0   5   14   13   19   0 .234 .361 .447
Total       351   50   71 17   0 16   54   63   91   0 .203 .339 .384

Dan Szymborski Posted: August 23, 2009 at 06:00 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Bryson Posted: September 18, 2009 at 05:08 AM (#3325562)
The United States of America (US or USA) has the world’s largest economy. According to the CIA World Factbook, 2007 GDP is believed to be $13.84 trillion. US dominance has been eroded however by the creation of the European Union common market, which has an equivalent GDP of over $13 trillion, and by the rapid growth of the BRIC economies, in particular China, which is forecast to overtake the US in size within 30 years. This is a worrying 67% of GDP and equates to $79,000 for each American taxpayer, a number just over 117 million people. To add to the concern, American consumers are also increasingly dependent on debt and have been re-mortgaging payday advances their houses to higher loan amounts, and using the extra cash to fund high street purchases.
   2. The Keith Law Blog Blah Blah (battlekow) Posted: September 18, 2009 at 05:16 AM (#3325565)
Sure, Bryson, but how does that affect Frank Tanana?
   3. jwb Posted: September 19, 2009 at 01:08 AM (#3326461)
Bryson, not only are you trolling, you're trolling with incorrect and out of date data! The $13.84 trillion is for 2006. The 2008 estimate is $14.6 trillion.
   4. Tripon Posted: September 19, 2009 at 01:19 AM (#3326468)
Pretty sure Bryson is just a bot.
   5. Joe Bivens, Slack Rumped Rutabaga Head Posted: September 19, 2009 at 01:31 AM (#3326476)
Hey! Pinochio came to life.

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