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Jason Giambi's Rise to Productivity

As Athletics fans, I would really appreciate your opinion on this matter, because it hits you closest to home of any fan in baseball.

I just posted an article at Beyond the Boxscore dealing with Giambi's offensive explosion of a July. Here is a preview:

He has never hit like this during his time in New York besides his first year there, before the steroids may have caused the problems that they did for him. Also, his medication for his health problems last year keeps him from going back to using performance enhancers because they will adversely affect his health. This is clean domination. Let's check his Net Runs Above Average (NRAA), VORP and WARP3 by season to prove my point about just how far his career has fallen and risen again. Just so everyone knows, as of the day before the All-Star break, Giambi's NRAA/162 stood at -2.42 for this season.

What I want from AN readers is your opinions on whether or not Giambi's numbers in Oakland are more valid by his clean production from 2005 and onward (as long as he stays clean). Read the article if you would like for some outsider insight (is there such a thing?) and opinions as well as numbers, and comment here or there and make sure to vote in the poll if you do read the article. I value the opinions at AN because as I said, this is your issue more than anyone else in the leagues.

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