Remember when Jason Giambi was a greasy dirt-bag and all jacked-up on steroids? Yeah, those were the days when it was worthwhile to cheer for him, save for the steroids of course (we didn’t know at the time). The 37 year-old former Yankee has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Oakland Athletics.
According to Mike Puma (incredible name) of the New York Post (terrible paper), the deal is worth $4.5 million, and Oakland holds an option for 2010 worth $5 million. Giambi joins Matt Holliday in the middle of an A’s lineup that is suddenly featuring a lot more power. Giambi was the American League MVP with Oakland in 2000.