The Oakland A’s have released Jason Giambi and his career in baseball is likely over. Jason was once one of the most celebrated hitters of his generation, and was even able to overcome his involvement in the steroids era to come back and win the fans back over. He did this is the toughest media market on the planet, New York City, and it looked like he was all set to cap of his career in Oakland where it started. It now seems that this stint in Oakland will further damage his overall legacy.
Giambi was the MVP in 2000 for the A’s ad will finish up his career as a five time all star, 407 home runs, 1,864 hits, a career batting average of .282, all of which are not high enough to insure selection into the baseball Hall of Fame. Even if he had not been snared into the steroids scandal Giambi just wasn’t impressive enough to warrant election.
Some may think that is a harsh thing to say, after getting caught up in the steroids mess, Giambi came clean apologies to his team and his fans and a year later was named come back player of the year. However he will forever be linked with the steroids era .
This season Giambi has lost something has he was hitting just .193 with 11 home runs. It does not seem likely that he will get another chance at the Major League level.