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Tekijawa
05-11-2005, 10:52 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2057444

Could be!

Bo Bice 4 Pope
05-11-2005, 11:04 AM
I heard this too, and couldn't help but laugh. He was alright on the A's, but after he went to the Yankees I had a hard time respecing him and I guess we all know how the story ended. My father has a pretty interesting conspiracy theory about how Giambi will be "rubbed out" within the next 18 months but that's neither here nor there.

balke
05-11-2005, 01:22 PM
They don't let you take steroids in the minors either do they? Yeah..... he's done.

You think he's overpayed as a minor league player? Maybe he should come to Charlotte with his brother, and Borchard can show him a thing or two.

dcb33
05-11-2005, 01:33 PM
So let me get this straight: the Yankees are threatening to send down a 1st baseman who is struggling to hit .200 on the season?


Good thing for Paulie he doesn't play for the Yankees!

NSSoxFan
05-11-2005, 02:29 PM
Good thing for Paulie he doesn't play for the Yankees!

Good thing Paulie isn't a cheater who cheated his way to a 120 million contract.

soxfan26
05-11-2005, 03:21 PM
So let me get this straight: the Yankees are threatening to send down a 1st baseman who is struggling to hit .200 on the season?


Good thing for Paulie he doesn't play for the Yankees!

There is no comparison between Giambi and Konerko here.

With the Yankees off to a dismal start and Tino Martinez on a hot streak right now, it makes sense to send him down. The guy is hitting .213 since the 2nd half of 2003!

Flight #24
05-11-2005, 03:35 PM
There is no comparison between Giambi and Konerko here.

With the Yankees off to a dismal start and Tino Martinez on a hot streak right now, it makes sense to send him down. The guy is hitting .213 since the 2nd half of 2003!

Additionally, The Yanks are hoping to essentially shame Giambi into a reduced buyout. If he goes down and turns it around, fine. If not, they simply keep him there and say "OK Jason, you can ride the bus with the kids for the remainder of your deal or you can work with us on a reduced buyout".

Alternately, they may now tell him: "OK, you're on the bench, never playing unless we're up or down by 15. You'll travel with the team, take BP & fielding practice, etc. But you'll never play and you'll end up alone in a crowded clubhouse."

Either way, Giambi's almost certainly going to take a buyout some way, somehow.

soxfan26
05-11-2005, 04:03 PM
Additionally, The Yanks are hoping to essentially shame Giambi into a reduced buyout. If he goes down and turns it around, fine. If not, they simply keep him there and say "OK Jason, you can ride the bus with the kids for the remainder of your deal or you can work with us on a reduced buyout".

Alternately, they may now tell him: "OK, you're on the bench, never playing unless we're up or down by 15. You'll travel with the team, take BP & fielding practice, etc. But you'll never play and you'll end up alone in a crowded clubhouse."

Either way, Giambi's almost certainly going to take a buyout some way, somehow.

They mentioned on BB2N that shedding Giambi's salary would provide savings on luxury tax that might make a full price buyout worth it for the Yanks.

Of course I haven't seen the numbers and I'm quoting something said on BB2N... :smile:

Flight #24
05-11-2005, 04:09 PM
They mentioned on BB2N that shedding Giambi's salary would provide savings on luxury tax that might make a full price buyout worth it for the Yanks.

Of course I haven't seen the numbers and I'm quoting something said on BB2N... :smile:

True. If he goes to the minors, I don't believe his salary counts against the MLB payroll for tax purposes. If that's the plan, I'm surprised that Giambi wouldn't go along with it. He gets his money and can get out of the limelight of NY.

EDIT: Since the Yanks are repeat offenders, I think they pay 40%tax, so they're currently playing 140% of Jason's salary. They'd save the 40%.

Paulwny
05-11-2005, 04:49 PM
The ego is too big, he'll never agree to go to the minors.

From my local paper, " I think I'm going to get my best work up here with Donnie" (Mattingly).

Fenway
05-11-2005, 05:05 PM
The ego is too big, he'll never agree to go to the minors.

From my local paper, " I think I'm going to get my best work up here with Donnie" (Mattingly).

http://www.nydailynews.com/ips_rich_content/122-0511bigback.jpg

Giambi balks at ColumbusJason Giambi won the AL MVP in 2000 and is a five-time All-Star, but the Yankees would like their beleaguered slugger to consider a trip to the minor leagues. Giambi, according to sources, asked for some time to think about the situation but made it clear after the game that he isn't interested.FULL STORY (http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/308529p-263968c.html)

http://nypost.com/img/back051105.gif (http://nypost.com/sports/sports.shtml)


http://nypost.com/img/cols/jgreenbergsm.jpg (http://nypost.com/sports/yankees/23882.htm)
GET HIM OUT OF HERE Jason Giambi, hitting .195 with six RBIs, didn't volunteer to go where he can get needed at-bats without further hurting the Yankees. So now is not just a steroid cheat, but a fool, too.

YANKS: GIAMBI STAYS WITH US (http://nypost.com/sports/yankees/23881.htm)

By GEORGE KING Jason Giambi and Joe Torre denied the Yankees asked the slumping slugger for permission yesterday to send him to the minor leagues to discover his lost stroke.

Stroker Ace
05-11-2005, 05:17 PM
Giambi needs to be demoted just so everyone can laugh at the Yanks for owing a minor leaguer $80 mil.

Baby Fisk
05-11-2005, 05:22 PM
Giambi needs to be demoted just so everyone can laugh at the Yanks for owing a minor leaguer $80 mil.

ZZZZZZZZING! :cool: