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— A Timely Look at Transactions as They Happen
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.
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