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Jason Giambi still wants to play

Jan 9, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

Jason Giambi was nearly the Rockies manager and turned down a chance to be their hitting coach. One of the reasons he’s not a coach right now? Dude still wants to play:

 

Giambi hit .225/.372/.303 with one homer in 113 plate appearances in 2012. The mojo for Giambi lasted longer than a lot of folks probably thought it would — not many former superstars continue on as role players after their elite skills have faded into average ones —  but it seems like it’s over. I could see him getting some spring training at bats anywhere, but he had the last job one can have on a major league team — pinch hitter — and there’s really nowhere else to go from there, is there?

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Jan 9, 2013 at 8:43 AM

    He must really love playing the sport. He made $132 million, so it can’t be about needing the money.

    • Old Gator - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:29 AM

      Remember: if you make 132 million and spend 132 million and one, you’re broke.

      • captainwisdom8888 - Jan 9, 2013 at 12:01 PM

        also…gator are you here for financial guidance? chill out morgan stanley

      • Old Gator - Jan 9, 2013 at 12:23 PM

        As soon as I get finished with AIG. Their legal department is acting like a bunch of cloacal bursae again.

    • captainwisdom8888 - Jan 9, 2013 at 11:59 AM

      I think Giambi took roids and he is continuing to play so he doesnt get grouped into this recent HOF list of “roiders”

      almost like…. “see everyone, i can do it without that stuff, im not like those others guys..(did everyone forget yet?!)”

      • dorbs345 - Jan 9, 2013 at 12:13 PM

        Giambi was one of the first to come out and admit to using.

  2. proudlycanadian - Jan 9, 2013 at 8:48 AM

    I would love to see a fight between the Red Sox and the Yankees to sign him to a minor league contract.

    • number42is1 - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      So would Giambi

      • Old Gator - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:32 AM

        Am I the only one who thinks he looks like Jerry Garcia in that photo?

  3. southofheaven81 - Jan 9, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    “That motherfucker should suffer for awhile” -Ken Burns

  4. humanexcrement - Jan 9, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    It’s pretty damn amazing that with his depleted skills he still has enough of a batting eye to achieve a .372 OBP.

  5. humanexcrement - Jan 9, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    The way things are going he can still get a contract in Japan.

  6. championsleaguer - Jan 9, 2013 at 8:31 PM

    We all still want to play.

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