The name of this post should be “Fantasy God – The Mustache,” but I felt that Jason Giambi should get some credit for his performance. I had a post in early May about my 2008 Un-All-Star Team and Giambi was batting a measly .157 and it didn’t good. He has since grown a crazy-man mustache and raised his average over 100 points since then and making the Yankees look like a possible contender.
Jason Giambi is hitting in the 5th spot for the Yankees, which is one of the best spots to be hitting in. Alex Rodriguez receives plenty of walks and Bobby Abreu and Derek Jeter get on base at a high rate. The possibility for Giambi to drive in 120 runs a season is always a possibility. He has hit 18 homers, drove in 52 runs, and is currently batting .268. In the past 30 days, he has hit 7 homers, 24 RBI, and batting over .300.
I haven’t seen such a facial craze since Johnny Damon looked like Jesus for a couple seasons in Boston. The Yankees are only allowed to grow mustaches (team code), so don’t look for him to go mountain man on everyone. Giambi’s 70’s porn ‘stache should be adorned by the entire roster and maybe the Yankees could catch the Rays and Red Sox in the AL East.
I picked up Jason Giambi on my fantasy team by a fluke. I traded Jay Bruce to a team for Miguel Cabrera, Billy Wagner, and Jason Giambi was thrown in the trade as “trash” at that point. I was expecting to release Giambi, but the first day I had him, he knocked two homers and he’s been a staple in my starting lineup ever since.
I look for Giambi to hit around 40 homers this season and get near 120 RBI and should finish the season with a .280 batting average. It sure looks like The Great Giambino is back this season.