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Giambi a shell of the former MVP

Originally Published: December 2, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

This story originally aired on Tuesday's SportsCenter.

Jason Giambi was once the American League's version of Barry Bonds, a high-volume Bay Area generator of home runs and on-base percentage. When Giambi left Oakland as a free agent after the 2001 season and signed a $120 million deal with the Yankees, they expected him to transform their offense.

Now, three seasons later, some Yankees officials privately doubt whether Giambi will ever be great again -- though he is still only ...

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