Here are the facts on Giambi, in terms of his Yankees contract.
He gets paid $21 million for 2007 and (again) in 2008.
After 2008, the Yankees can keep him for 2009 at $22 million or buy him out at $5 million (when Giambi will be 38-years old).
Even if Giambi maintains his current levels (in the ballpark of .250/.400/.500), I have to believe that the Yankees will go for that buyout at $5 mill (come the off-season of ’08-’09). Until then, since Jason’s contract has a full no-trade clause, he’s not going anywhere – unless he wants to move.
In a nutshell, Giambi’s Yankees career is at least 70% in the book. Since it’s mostly all written, what is Jason’s legacy in the Bronx?
Even just at a high level, is it a positive or a negative legacy? If I’m not sure, does this then mean that it has to be less than positive?