Here’s today’s wild thought from me. Let’s say that Jason Giambi does not find many parties interested in his services on the free agent market. That’s not a reach – he’s really limited to teams in the A.L. who have a need at designated hitter.
If Giambi is still looking for a job, six weeks from now, should the Yankees give him a non-roster invite to Spring Training? It may interest Giambi – giving him a chance to prove to teams that he has some value. And, it could be insurance for the Yankees in case Hideki Matsui doesn’t look good coming off his injury. (This, of course, assume that the Yankees do not sign someone this off-season, like Manny Ramirez, who could fill some time at D.H.)
Or, does it just make more sense to not renew any association with Giambi – now that he’s gone – and leave things as they are today?