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Giambi is heading back to Colorado

Jan 23, 2010, 12:40 PM EDT

Giambi Rockies2.jpgA couple of weeks ago some unnamed people “hanging out” at the Hard Rock in Vegas said that Jason Giambi was going to be staying with the Colorado Rockies. People loitering around casinos: is there nothing they don’t know?

Jason Giambi is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Rockies, reports ESPN’s Andrew Marchand.

Terms are unknown, but it’s likely to be an incentive-laded contract.

Giambi will no doubt be (a) pinch-hitting; (b) backing up Todd Helton; and (b) DHing during interleague play.  That’s not a ton of work for the guy, but given that he’s 39 and is coming off a season
in which he hit just .201/.343/.382 in 102 games, he’s lucky to have a job at all.

  1. APBA Guy - Jan 23, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Wow, first Miggy and now Giambi. Miggy is reunited with the Inner Harbor Morton’s, and Gumby has that easy Southwest direct flight between Denver and his home in Las Vegas. Now we await news of Matt Stairs signing, and all the old A’s fan favorites will be accounted for.

  2. YANKEES1996 - Jan 23, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    The Rockies caught everyone by surprise last year, I really don’t see their need for a 39 year old DH. Even when Giambi was younger he was only adequate on defense and his hitting last year was nothing to brag about. The Rockies were a team at the end of 09 that I thought would have been looking at getting younger not signing guys that should be retired.

  3. smsetnor - Jan 24, 2010 at 3:52 AM

    They should have just Koshansky around. Probably would have been cheaper and yielded the same results.

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