Friday, November 7, 2008

Giambi in Toronto

The rumours are flying at the GM Meetings in Dana California and one rumour that sounds fairly interesting in my eyes is the newly free agent Jason Giambi signing with the Toronto Blue Jays.

Even with the news breaking in New York and Oakland about his return to the A's lineup, I could easily see JP Ricciardi, GM of the Jays, try and sign Giambi to a 1 or 2 year deal. If you look at the numbers and the surrounding situation it could be a nice fit.

The numbers speak for themselves. Giving Giambi, who will be 38 for the 2009 season, a 1 year deal with an option for the second gives the Jays the DH they badly need. Coming off a poor 2007 season, Giambi bounced back with 32HRs and 96RBIs in 458ABs. That is exactly what the Jays need, a HR/RBI guy.

As most baseball fans know, the Skydome (stupid new name sucks ass) is a great place for a slugger to hit HR's but does take a toll on some guys due to the artificial turf. But, since this is the AL Giambi can be the DH and not have to deal with running on the turf for defence.

Having Giambi sandwiched between Rios and Wells could break the right handed bats up plus bring in some protection for Rios who had a disappointing 2008 season.

I would love to see Giambi and his stash in the the Jays lineup plus, the Jays could obviously spend their money on worse free agents.

Photo Courtesy of Sports Illustrated.

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