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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
23 8908 .277 .399 .516 140 49.0
Birth Date1-8-1971
Height6' 3"
Weight240 lbs
Age48 years, 9 months, 12 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1995 OAK 24 54 210 45 7 0 6 28 31 3 2 1 .256 .364 .398 111 3.6 -3.4 -1.6 0.3
1996 OAK 25 140 598 156 40 1 20 51 95 5 0 1 .291 .355 .481 110 10.7 -1.8 4.8 2.5
1997 OAK 26 142 588 152 41 2 20 55 89 6 0 1 .293 .362 .495 118 15.9 -3.7 -5.6 1.5
1998 OAK 27 153 657 166 28 0 27 81 102 5 2 2 .295 .384 .489 128 25.3 -0.7 0.5 3.0
1999 OAK 28 158 695 181 36 1 33 105 106 7 1 1 .315 .422 .553 147 47.0 1.0 -15.2 3.6
2000 OAK 29 152 664 170 29 1 43 137 96 9 2 0 .333 .476 .647 181 78.0 -3.7 -2.4 7.4
2001 OAK 30 154 671 178 47 2 38 129 83 13 2 0 .342 .477 .660 185 76.2 -2.1 0.2 8.0
2002 NYA 31 155 689 176 34 1 41 109 112 15 2 2 .314 .435 .598 165 59.0 -1.0 2.0 6.8
2003 NYA 32 156 690 134 25 0 41 129 140 21 2 1 .250 .412 .527 153 48.3 0.3 -7.7 4.6
2004 NYA 33 80 322 55 9 0 12 47 62 8 0 1 .208 .342 .379 99 0.4 -2.0 -3.2 -0.1
2005 NYA 34 139 545 113 14 0 32 108 109 19 0 0 .271 .440 .535 159 39.3 -1.6 -9.0 3.5
2006 NYA 35 139 579 113 25 0 37 110 106 16 2 0 .253 .413 .558 157 45.6 -4.3 -7.0 4.0
2007 NYA 36 83 303 60 8 0 14 40 66 8 1 0 .236 .356 .433 116 7.3 -2.4 -1.0 0.7
2008 NYA 37 145 565 113 19 1 32 76 111 22 2 1 .247 .373 .502 134 24.8 -2.2 -8.2 2.1
2009 COL 38 19 31 7 1 0 2 7 8 0 0 0 .292 .452 .583 99 0.1 -0.1 -0.1 0.0
2009 OAK 38 83 328 52 13 0 11 50 72 7 0 0 .193 .332 .364 102 1.8 0.9 -3.8 0.2
2010 COL 39 87 222 43 9 0 6 35 47 6 2 0 .244 .378 .398 107 2.2 -0.3 -1.7 0.3
2011 COL 40 64 152 34 6 0 13 17 45 3 0 0 .260 .355 .603 133 6.0 0.1 -0.4 0.8
2012 COL 41 60 113 20 4 0 1 20 24 2 0 0 .225 .372 .303 87 -1.6 -0.3 -1.0 -0.1
2013 CLE 42 71 216 34 8 0 9 23 56 4 0 1 .183 .282 .371 92 -1.6 -2.9 0.0 -0.2
2014 CLE 43 26 70 8 2 0 2 9 12 1 0 0 .133 .257 .267 92 -0.6 0.2 0.0 0.0
Career2260890820104059440136615721802012.277.399.516140487.7-30.0-60.249.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1992 SOR A- NWN 13 50 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 MOD A+ CLF 89 400 .000 .000 .000 .310 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 HUN AA SOU 56 229 .000 .000 .000 .233 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TAC AAA PCL 52 209 .000 .000 .000 .371 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 OAK MLB AL 54 210 .270 .341 .430 .277 96 4.4 6.3 -1.3 111 15 -1.6 -3.4 3.6 0.3
1995 EDM AAA PCL 55 229 .000 .000 .000 .385 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 OAK MLB AL 140 598 .275 .346 .443 .319 100 12.7 18.5 -5.4 110 8 4.8 -1.8 10.7 2.5
1997 OAK MLB AL 142 588 .270 .335 .426 .316 102 16.9 16.2 -7.8 118 10 -5.6 -3.7 15.9 1.5
1998 OAK MLB AL 153 657 .271 .339 .430 .314 95 31.1 17.9 -12.5 128 10 0.5 -0.7 25.3 3.0
1999 OAK MLB AL 158 695 .276 .348 .441 .333 97 54.9 19.4 -13.9 147 10 -15.2 1.0 47.0 3.6
2000 OAK MLB AL 152 664 .277 .348 .449 .335 88 102.3 20.9 -13.3 181 11 -2.4 -3.7 78.0 7.4
2001 OAK MLB AL 154 671 .268 .332 .432 .343 95 91.4 20.0 -12.8 185 8 0.2 -2.1 76.2 8.0
2002 NYA MLB AL 155 689 .265 .331 .425 .328 97 67.9 19.9 -12.7 165 9 2.0 -1.0 59.0 6.8
2003 NYA MLB AL 156 690 .263 .330 .422 .259 99 46.4 18.8 -13 153 9 -7.7 0.3 48.3 4.6
2004 NYA MLB AL 80 322 .265 .337 .425 .223 103 -0.8 9.6 -6.1 99 8 -3.2 -2.0 0.4 -0.1
2004 TAM A+ FSL 2 7 .000 .000 .000 .200 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NYA MLB AL 139 545 .267 .329 .428 .292 102 44.7 15.7 -10 159 11 -9.0 -1.6 39.3 3.5
2006 NYA MLB AL 139 579 .274 .339 .439 .245 106 34.7 17.4 -11.1 157 9 -7.0 -4.3 45.6 4.0
2007 NYA MLB AL 83 303 .264 .332 .411 .263 101 5.9 9.0 -5.6 116 9 -1.0 -2.4 7.3 0.7
2007 TAM A+ FSL 5 16 .249 .324 .357 .500 94 1 0.5 -0.3 110 0 0.0 -0.2 0.2 0.0
2007 SWB AAA INT 4 15 .257 .340 .409 .000 91 1.3 0.5 -0.3 130 0 0.9 0.0 0.5 0.2
2008 NYA MLB AL 145 565 .261 .329 .413 .250 103 24.3 16.3 -10.3 134 9 -8.2 -2.2 24.8 2.1
2009 COL MLB NL 19 31 .246 .319 .395 .357 103 2.8 0.9 -0.3 99 11 -0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2009 OAK MLB AL 83 328 .261 .328 .416 .218 100 0.3 9.4 -6 102 11 -3.8 0.9 1.8 0.2
2009 CSP AAA PCL 6 24 .271 .342 .432 .462 121 3.9 0.7 -0.5 186 0 0.0 -0.3 2.5 0.2
2010 COL MLB NL 87 222 .258 .323 .404 .289 103 3.7 6.1 -3.1 107 8 -1.7 -0.3 2.2 0.3
2011 COL MLB NL 64 152 .247 .313 .380 .284 109 9.6 4.1 -2 133 17 -0.4 0.1 6.0 0.8
2011 CSP AAA PCL 3 8 .287 .351 .432 .600 146 0.9 0.2 -0.1 79 0 -0.2 0.4 -0.2 0.0
2012 COL MLB NL 60 113 .249 .308 .395 .288 116 -2.6 3.1 -1.3 87 10 -1.0 -0.3 -1.6 -0.1
2012 TUL AA TEX 3 8 .292 .336 .450 .600 94 0.7 0.2 -0.1 141 0 -0.1 0.0 0.4 0.0
2012 CSP AAA PCL 2 6 .270 .325 .428 .500 113 -0.3 0.2 -0.1 75 0 0.0 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1
2013 CLE MLB AL 71 216 .254 .318 .406 .202 100 -5.7 5.7 -3.4 92 11 0.0 -2.9 -1.6 -0.2
2014 CLE MLB AL 26 70 .255 .319 .401 .130 102 -4.7 1.8 -1.1 92 16 0.0 0.2 -0.6 0.0
2014 AKR AA EAS 6 19 .259 .323 .387 .250 101 -2.1 0.5 -0.3 19 0 0.0 0.0 -1.9 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1992 SOR A- NWN 50 41 9 13 3 0 3 25 13 9 6 1 1 .317 .440 .610 .293 0 0
1993 MOD A+ CLF 400 313 72 91 16 2 12 147 60 73 47 2 3 .291 .438 .470 .179 1 1
1994 HUN AA SOU 229 193 31 43 9 0 6 70 30 27 31 0 0 .223 .320 .363 .140 3 3
1994 TAC AAA PCL 209 176 28 56 20 0 4 88 38 25 32 1 0 .318 .403 .500 .182 0 0
1995 EDM AAA PCL 229 190 34 65 26 1 3 102 41 34 26 0 0 .342 .447 .537 .195 0 0
1995 OAK MLB AL 210 176 27 45 7 0 6 70 25 28 31 2 1 .256 .364 .398 .142 2 1
1996 OAK MLB AL 598 536 84 156 40 1 20 258 79 51 95 0 1 .291 .355 .481 .190 5 1
1997 OAK MLB AL 588 519 66 152 41 2 20 257 81 55 89 0 1 .293 .362 .495 .202 8 0
1998 OAK MLB AL 657 562 92 166 28 0 27 275 110 81 102 2 2 .295 .384 .489 .194 9 0
1999 OAK MLB AL 695 575 115 181 36 1 33 318 123 105 106 1 1 .315 .422 .553 .238 8 0
2000 OAK MLB AL 664 510 108 170 29 1 43 330 137 137 96 2 0 .333 .476 .647 .314 8 0
2001 OAK MLB AL 671 520 109 178 47 2 38 343 120 129 83 2 0 .342 .477 .660 .317 9 0
2002 NYA MLB AL 689 560 120 176 34 1 41 335 122 109 112 2 2 .314 .435 .598 .284 5 0
2003 NYA MLB AL 690 535 97 134 25 0 41 282 107 129 140 2 1 .250 .412 .527 .277 5 0
2004 TAM A+ FSL 7 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 .167 .286 .167 .000 0 0
2004 NYA MLB AL 322 264 33 55 9 0 12 100 40 47 62 0 1 .208 .342 .379 .170 3 0
2005 NYA MLB AL 545 417 74 113 14 0 32 223 87 108 109 0 0 .271 .440 .535 .264 1 0
2006 NYA MLB AL 579 446 92 113 25 0 37 249 113 110 106 2 0 .253 .413 .558 .305 7 0
2007 TAM A+ FSL 16 13 0 4 1 0 0 5 1 3 5 0 0 .308 .438 .385 .077 0 0
2007 SWB AAA INT 15 9 1 1 0 0 1 4 1 6 2 0 1 .111 .467 .444 .333 0 0
2007 NYA MLB AL 303 254 31 60 8 0 14 110 39 40 66 1 0 .236 .356 .433 .197 1 0
2008 NYA MLB AL 565 458 68 113 19 1 32 230 96 76 111 2 1 .247 .373 .502 .255 9 0
2009 CSP AAA PCL 24 18 4 8 1 0 2 15 4 6 3 0 1 .444 .583 .833 .389 0 0
2009 OAK MLB AL 328 269 39 52 13 0 11 98 40 50 72 0 0 .193 .332 .364 .171 2 0
2009 COL MLB NL 31 24 4 7 1 0 2 14 11 7 8 0 0 .292 .452 .583 .292 0 0
2010 COL MLB NL 222 176 17 43 9 0 6 70 35 35 47 2 0 .244 .378 .398 .153 5 0
2011 CSP AAA PCL 8 7 2 3 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 .429 .500 .429 .000 0 0
2011 COL MLB NL 152 131 20 34 6 0 13 79 32 17 45 0 0 .260 .355 .603 .344 1 0
2012 CSP AAA PCL 6 6 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .167 0 0
2012 TUL AA TEX 8 7 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 1 2 0 0 .429 .500 .429 .000 0 0
2012 COL MLB NL 113 89 7 20 4 0 1 27 8 20 24 0 0 .225 .372 .303 .079 2 0
2013 CLE MLB AL 216 186 21 34 8 0 9 69 31 23 56 0 1 .183 .282 .371 .188 3 0
2014 CLE MLB AL 70 60 3 8 2 0 2 16 5 9 12 0 0 .133 .257 .267 .133 0
2014 AKR AA EAS 19 17 1 2 2 0 0 4 1 2 9 0 0 .118 .211 .235 .118 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 2362 0.4725 0.4022 0.7747 0.6111 0.2151 0.8475 0.5896 0.2253 0.0049
2009 1487 0.4876 0.4015 0.7739 0.6110 0.2021 0.8420 0.5779 0.2261 -0.0074
2010 866 0.4758 0.4249 0.7527 0.6311 0.2379 0.8500 0.5185 0.2473 -0.0070
2011 627 0.5024 0.4354 0.7179 0.6000 0.2692 0.8254 0.4762 0.2821 -0.0056
2012 477 0.4885 0.4172 0.7387 0.6438 0.2008 0.7933 0.5714 0.2613 -0.0073
2013 912 0.5088 0.4605 0.7786 0.6358 0.2790 0.8610 0.5840 0.2214 -0.0066
2014 254 0.5276 0.4488 0.7632 0.6791 0.1917 0.7692 0.7391 0.2368 0.0001
Career69850.48660.41820.76430.62050.22650.83990.57160.2357-0.0026

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-12 2014-09-01 60-DL 81 69 Left Knee Inflammation -
2014-05-04 2014-05-20 15-DL 16 15 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2014-03-21 2014-04-21 15-DL 31 18 - Trunk Recovery From Previous Injury Rib Fracture - HBP - -
2014-03-08 2014-03-21 Camp 13 0 - Trunk Fracture Ribcage HBP - -
2013-09-29 2013-10-03 DTD 4 1 Right Forearm Strain - -
2013-03-25 2013-04-11 15-DL 17 8 - Low Back Strain - -
2012-09-21 2012-10-04 DTD 13 13 Right Groin Hernia - -
2012-07-21 2012-09-01 15-DL 42 38 - General Medical Illness Virus - -
2012-07-03 2012-07-05 DTD 2 2 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2012-05-14 2012-05-14 DTD 0 0 - Foot Soreness - -
2011-07-26 2011-08-12 15-DL 17 16 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2011-07-18 2011-07-21 DTD 3 3 Left Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2011-05-24 2011-05-24 DTD 0 0 Elbow Contusion -
2011-03-24 2011-03-26 Camp 2 0 General Medical Illness Ear Infection -
2010-09-27 2010-10-04 DTD 7 7 Left Shoulder Soreness Biceps -
2010-06-07 2010-06-08 DTD 1 1 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2009-07-20 2009-08-07 15-DL 18 18 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps -
2009-07-12 2009-07-16 DTD 4 1 Right Elbow Contusion -
2009-06-22 2009-06-23 DTD 1 1 General Medical Soreness -
2009-06-13 2009-06-13 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-06-06 2009-06-06 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-04-23 2009-04-25 DTD 2 1 Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2008-09-04 2008-09-04 DTD 0 0 Right Face Laceration Above Eye -
2008-06-04 2008-06-05 DTD 1 1 Left Foot Contusion HBP -
2008-04-23 2008-04-23 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Contusion Ground Ball -
2008-04-22 2008-04-22 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Contusion Ground Ball -
2008-04-06 2008-04-08 DTD 2 2 Left Groin Soreness -
2007-09-18 2007-09-21 DTD 3 2 Right Foot Contusion -
2007-06-01 2007-08-07 60-DL 67 61 Left Foot Strain Partial Tear Plantar Fascia -
2007-05-09 2007-05-12 DTD 3 3 Left Foot Inflammation Bone Spurs -
2007-05-03 2007-05-03 DTD 0 0 Lower Leg Cramp Calf -
2007-03-11 2007-03-12 Camp 1 0 Lower Leg Cramp Calf -
2006-10-19 2006-10-19 Off 0 0 Left Wrist Surgery Tendon 2006-10-19
2006-10-07 2006-10-08 DTD 1 0 Right Shoulder Inflammation Cortisone Injection -
2006-09-20 2006-09-27 DTD 7 6 Left Wrist Strain Partial Tear -
2006-09-09 2006-09-12 DTD 3 3 Left Wrist Inflammation -
2006-08-31 2006-09-01 DTD 1 1 Left Wrist Inflammation Cortisone Injection -
2006-08-26 2006-08-26 DTD 0 0 Bilateral Hand Cramp -
2006-08-22 2006-08-22 DTD 0 0 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2006-08-09 2006-08-10 DTD 1 1 Right Elbow Contusion HBP -
2006-08-02 2006-08-03 DTD 1 1 Right Lower Leg Cramp -
2006-06-25 2006-06-25 DTD 0 0 Low Back Spasms -
2006-06-11 2006-06-14 DTD 3 2 Left Fingers Contusion Index Finger HBP -
2006-06-03 2006-06-05 DTD 2 2 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2006-05-28 2006-05-28 DTD 0 0 Low Back Spasms -
2006-05-16 2006-05-17 DTD 1 1 Neck Strain -
2005-09-22 2005-09-24 DTD 2 2 Low Back Spasms -
2005-09-18 2005-09-18 DTD 0 0 Low Back Spasms -
2005-08-21 2005-08-22 DTD 1 1 Right Lower Leg Contusion -
2005-07-15 2005-07-15 DTD 0 0 Right Forearm Contusion HBP -
2005-07-08 2005-07-08 DTD 0 0 Left Lower Leg Tightness -
2005-06-20 2005-06-20 DTD 0 0 Bilateral Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2005-06-08 2005-06-10 DTD 2 1 Low Back Spasms -
2005-05-05 2005-05-08 DTD 3 3 Head Concussion HBP -
2005-05-01 2005-05-03 DTD 2 2 Right Forearm Cramp -
2005-03-29 2005-03-31 Camp 2 0 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2004-08-24 2004-08-24 On-Alr 0 0 General Medical Illness Respiratory Illness -
2004-08-17 2004-08-17 On-Alr 0 0 Right Groin Strain -
2004-07-24 2004-09-14 60-DL 52 49 General Medical Growth Benign Pituitary Gland Tumor -
2004-07-21 2004-07-23 DTD 2 2 General Medical Illness Parasites -
2004-06-27 2004-07-01 DTD 4 4 General Medical Illness Parasites -
2004-05-22 2004-06-06 15-DL 15 13 Right Ankle Sprain -
2004-05-16 2004-05-19 DTD 3 2 Low Back Spasms -
2004-05-06 2004-05-07 DTD 1 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2004-04-01 2004-04-06 DTD 5 0 Left Knee Soreness -
2003-11-18 2003-11-18 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Debridement of Inflammed Tissue 2003-11-18
2003-10-23 2003-10-23 DTD 0 0 Left Knee Soreness -
2003-08-25 2003-08-25 DTD 0 0 Right Hand Contusion HBP -
2003-06-24 2003-06-24 DTD 0 0 Wrist Soreness -
2003-05-10 2003-05-13 DTD 3 2 Bilateral Face Infection Eye -
2003-04-23 2003-04-23 DTD 0 0 Left Fingers Contusion HBP Middle Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CLE $1,000,000
2013 CLE $750,000
2012 COL $1,000,000
2011 COL $1,000,000
2010 COL $1,750,000
2009 OAK $4,000,000
2008 NYA $23,428,571
2007 NYA $23,428,571
2006 NYA $20,428,571
2005 NYA $13,428,571
2004 NYA $12,428,571
2003 NYA $11,428,571
2002 NYA $10,428,571
2001 OAK $4,103,333
2000 OAK $3,103,333
YearsDescriptionSalary
15 yrPrevious$131,706,663
15 yrTotal$131,706,663

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
19 y 82 dJoel Wolfe, Arn Tellem1 year/$1M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1M (2014). Re-signed by Cleveland as a free agent 11/1/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cleveland 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2013). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 2/9/13 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.75M in majors. Performance bonuses. May request release 3/26/13 if he will not make Major League roster. $0.1M retention bonus if he agrees to start season in minors. May opt out of contract 6/1/13 if not on Major League roster. Contract purchased by Cleveland 3/25/13.
  • 1 year/$1M (2011), plus 2012 mutual option. Re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/17/11 (minor-league contract). 11:$1M, 12:$1M mutual option. Both sides exercised 2012 option 10/30/11.
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2010). Re-signed by Colorado as a free agent 1/25/10.
  • 1 year/$5.25M (2009), plus 2010 club option. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 1/7/09. 09:$4M, 10:$6.5M club option, $1.25M buyout. Performance bonuses: $0.25M each for 525, 550 PAs. Limited no-trade protection. Released by Oakland 8/7/09. Signed by Colorado as a free agent 8/23/09 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased 9/1/09.
  • 7 years/$120M (2002-08), plus 2009 club option. Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 12/01. $17M signing bonus (paid over 6 years). 02:$8M, 03:$9M, 04:$10M, 05:$11M, 06:$18M, 07:$21M, 08:$21M, 09:$22M club option, $5M buyout.
  • 3 years/$9.3M (1999-2001). Signed extension with Oakland. 99:$2.2M, 00:$3.1M, 01:$4M.
  • 1 year/$0.315M (1998).
  • 1 year/$0.205M (1997).
  • 1 year/$0.12M (1996).
  • Drafted by Oakland 1992 (2-58) (Long Beach State).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

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DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Jason Giambi just hit a HR for Cleveland. Which active player will be the oldest when he eventually retires?
(MN Joe from Brooklyn, NY)
Whoever was born first probably (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Totally random question, and feel free to offer a completely opinionated, unsubstantiated answer: do you think Barry Bonds' HOF chances/votes go up or down if he came out today and admitted PED usage?
(johnpark99 from Chicago)
If Bonds were contrite? Way up. Look at how Andy Pettitte and Jason Giambi are treated. You'd never know. (R.J. Anderson)
2014-05-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How cool is it that when Jason Giambi made his MLB debut, there was still one full season of Fresh Prince of Bel Air that would be new to the world. Yesterday was the 18 year anniversary of the final episode of that show. Today Jason Giambi is playing in an MLB game. Speaking of this game, do the Tigers have another Martinez on the bench they could play? All they do is hit homers.
(ChoppertoChipper from Edmonton)
Love it!!! (Paul Sporer)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do the Rockies plan to do with Jose Lopez and Ty Wiggington? Are they mearly backup insurance or are they looking at them as everyday players?
(goreski from Coppell TX)
Wigginton seems like he is replacing Jason Giambi, trading in some power for a little more positional versatility. Lopez seems to be insurance in case someone doesn't work out at either third base or second base. He's basically their new Clint Barmes, in terms of both cost and role. (Marc Normandin)
2009-09-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much of an impact will Thome have with LA? Seems minuscule with him coming off the bench.
(David from Sonoma State University, CA)
I just read Joe Sheehan's article today and I agree 100% - it is the equivalent of the Rockies getting Jason Giambi. (Eric Seidman)
2009-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)after Last Year we have to include the Jason Giambi award for performance enchancing facial hair.
(Zac from The Land of the Ice and Snow)
Ah yes, the PEFH. Congress is going to be all over that one by 2013. Facial hair is ruining our children! (Marc Normandin)
2008-12-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)If the A's sign Jason Giambi, how would that impact Jack Cust, Daric Barton, and Travis Buck? Does Giambi play first with Barton going to the bench or minors? Does Giambi DH with Barton staying at first and then Cust moving to the outfield, thus displacing Buck, or does Cust go to the bench?
(Eric from Denver)
I think this potentially impacts Barton more than anybody, because while the A's don't see Cust as unplayable in the outfield, it seems more likely that he'll get more DH time than outfield play, and that means Giambi'd be playing a lot of first base. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were Beane, would you try to sign Jason Giambi to a one or two year deal or would you stick it out with Daric Barton?
(Dave from Chicago)
Another good question, because Barton was roundly awful this year. It's pretty special when your 1B puts up a -7.4 VORP. That said, I believe in his minor league record enough to think he can rebound and be a decent if unspectacular producer at the position. I think the A's are still a bit too far down on the rebound curve to get real use out of Giambi, who has a limited shelf-life. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)How many bunt attempts (regardless of whether or not they're successful) would it take to force teams to modify or abandon their ridiculous shift on Jason Giambi. How many times does the Giambino have to ground out to deep right field before he or his team figures this out?
(rich from NJ)
Very few, unless he's just incapable of dropping one on the line. If he could do it, it would represent a short-term sacrifice of power for a long-term gain of overall offense. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)If you were Brian Cashman, what would you do to make the Yankees competitive in 2009 and beyond?
(Ben Garant from Austin)
Try to tell your bosses that spending as much money as possible isn't always the answer. Remind them that building from within and adding complementary pieces was what brought you the dynasty you're always referring to in the first place. Sign Teixeira to take over at first, because it will improve the offense and the defense. Don't sign Sabathia, because the money and years won't be worth it if he does indeed break down because of his body in the future. Make Phil Hughes grow a Jason Giambi 'stasche so he too can be invincible. (Marc Normandin)
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yankees just signed Richie Sexson (via FoxSports). Thoughts?
(Dan from Newark)
I don't understand why they need the Ghost of Richie Sexson when Jason Giambi's 'stasche deserves its own contract. (Marc Normandin)
2008-04-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ortiz looks MUCH smaller, though still just as fat, compared to -2007. His numbers are also down and at this point he's more likely to be voted Mr. Universe than get an Extra Base hit. Why aren't there steroid rumors surrounding him? He is the perfect candidate for a roider, the power came out of nowhere, and after the Mitchell Report the power disappeared like cup cakes at a pot party.
(ChrisLDuncan from Ames, IA)
See, I'm really not a big fan of convicting guys based on circumstantial evidence, whenever something good -- or bad -- happens to them. Ortiz hit for a .500 slugging average at age 26 in Minnesota; it was by no means all that unusual for a guy like that to tack onto those numbers, especially moving to Fenway. And frankly it would not be all that unusual for the decline to come relatively quickly when it comes for an unathletic player like Ortiz. Mind you, I think it's way premature to conclude that he's actually in decline -- one of the amusing things about doing a chat this time of year is the sheer number of questions we get that stem from reading into tiny sample sizes, so pretty much everything can be answered by a "wait and see". But even if Ortiz atrophied into a Jason Giambi type of performer this year, there wouldn't be anything in his career track that would set off alarm bells for me. And even if there were things that set off alarm bells for me, I would leap to the conclusion that he's a steroid user. (Nate Silver)
2008-02-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the best overall baserunner on the Yankees?
(Rob from Andover, CT)
In 2007 I had Johnny Damon on top at +7 runs with Alex Rodriguez next at +5.2. Derek Jeter usually does well in baserunning and was at +2.4 and Hidecki Matsui was at +2.3.

On the flip side, as usual Jorge Posada was last at -7.6 and Jason Giambi was at -3.5. Robinson Cano also did poorly at -2.2. Those three were also on the bottom in 2006 with Bernie Williams next.
Melky Cabrera (+2) did well in 2006 as did Bobby Abreu (+1.5) but Damon was tops at +5.6.

Based on past performance I'd have to go with Damon. (Dan Fox)
2008-02-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you give the Yankees first base job to?
(Eusebio from Houston)
Jason Giambi. I'd at least start with that, rotate the three non-Melky OFs through the DH slot and see what happens. The on-campus candidates for first base are kind of a joke. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-01-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you expect out of Jason Giambi this year?
(D from NY)
I look for him to continue to be underrated as a baseball player. (Nate Silver)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneSteve, I wonder if Posada's playing time spread isn't going to lurch over into a 50/50 split between catcher and DH duties, plus perhaps first on Tex's days off. Has to be better than lurching from the Unavailable (Nick the Stick), the Unmemorable (Lance Berkman), and the Unforgivable (Jason Giambi). (Christina Kahrl)
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneSteve, I wonder if Posada's playing time spread isn't going to lurch over into a 50/50 split between catcher and DH duties, plus perhaps first on Tex's days off. Has to be better than lurching from the Unavailable (Nick the Stick), the Unmemorable (Lance Berkman), and the Unforgivable (Jason Giambi). (Christina Kahrl)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableJason Giambi's transformation from fat, overpaid, steroid-fueled washout to charmingly grey-haired, grizzle veteran presence over a manner of a few months just amazes me. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-10-12 15:00:00Phillies/Rockies Playoffs RoundtableAn opposite-field hit for Jason Giambi seems even less likely than Fowler hurdling Utley. (Steven Goldman)
2008-10-27 16:30:00World Series Game FiveI know Howard isn't exactly Wes Parker out there, but just as a point of comparison, Jason Giambi wouldn't have come within a yard of that ball. He never would have gone for it. He would have been on the bag shouting, "Yours!" to no one in particular. (Steven Goldman)
 

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