• Giambi Uses “S” Word

    Posted by on June 21st, 2007 · Comments (5)

    Jason Giambi comments, today, via an AP report on his upcoming meeting with George Mitchell -

    “I will address my own personal history regarding steroids.”

    “A direct conversation the commissioner impressed upon me the idea that the game of baseball would be best served by such a meeting. I will continue to do what I think is right and be candid about my past history regarding steroids.”

    I recall reading that Giambi’s contract has a clause in it that reportedly says he cannot use illegal drugs and needs to stay away from chemical use/dependency. While that does not say “steroids” specifically, will the Yankees now try and make a case (that steroids are illegal, etc.) and then try and void Giambi’s contract?

    It would save the team $26 million and a roster spot for next year.

    It’s very tempting, if you’re New York, no?

    Comments on Giambi Uses “S” Word

    1. mick
      June 21st, 2007 | 10:41 pm

      WHAT A LUCKY GUY….Oh well

    2. Mike Z
      June 21st, 2007 | 11:46 pm

      I think they would have to prove (or have Giambi admit) that he took steroids while on the Yankees, which may not be so easy…

    3. June 22nd, 2007 | 3:28 am

      No, the Yankees will not try to void the contract. According to Jon Heyman’s story on SI.com, “As part of the agreement, the Yankees have agreed not try to void Giambi’s contract and will instead leave his fate in MLB’s hands.”

      So unfortunately, they have agreed to not do anything with Giambi’s contract.

    4. June 22nd, 2007 | 7:33 am

      Thanks Muscles Coleman – I missed that.

      I just read KEN DAVIDOFF in Newsday, he’s reporting the same:

      http://tinyurl.com/2gu5rq

      this explains why Jason used the S-word. He’s safe now.

    5. rbj
      June 22nd, 2007 | 8:11 am

      Yeah, I think that would have been one of the two hold ups to Jason talking: he wants to protect his guaranteed money. Along with not ratting out other players.

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