• A’s Players Lobby For Return Of Giambi

    Posted by on October 20th, 2008 · Comments (3)

    Via the San Fran Chronicle:

    Like [Mark] Ellis the previous day, [Eric] Chavez said he’d be all in favor of the A’s signing Jason Giambi, who is expected to be a free agent after the World Series. Beane has said he plans to add a bat this offseason, and though the team doesn’t comment on free agents as a matter of policy, it’s likely that the A’s at least would hold some conversations with their former first baseman.

    “I think it’s a great fit,” Chavez said. “I don’t know if it will happen or not, and I don’t know what the shape of the team will be, but Jason has had productive seasons in New York and there’s no doubt he could still be a good hitter. And he’d be a big hit in the clubhouse.

    “Every time I watch him, it seems like he comes up with a big hit or a home run.”

    I’m guessing that Chavez was watching some “Yankees Classics” games from 2006 on YES and confused them with being games from this season…

    Comments on A’s Players Lobby For Return Of Giambi

    1. gphunt
      October 21st, 2008 | 7:22 am

      I guess Chavez needs some company on the DL.

    2. Jake1
      October 21st, 2008 | 8:46 am

      The guy did go for 30 and 100 last yr and actually was healthy all season.

      Not like he phoned anything in.

      That kind of production to go along with his high OBP will not be easy to replace

    3. butchie22
      October 21st, 2008 | 9:42 am

      There is a team out there that will pay Giambi real money not some goofy Beane incentive laden MOneyball contract. Look out for the LA Assholes of Anaheim/Pasadena Orange County, the Blue Birds of the Great White North and the Sunrays of St Petersburg to show interest. Believe or not Giambi is still decent production wise so he’ll land somewhere……….

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