Brewers Sign Edmonds, Rockies Sign Giambi

Baseball betting had a couple of teams picking up players that used to make a huge difference.

Veterans Jim Edmonds and Jason Giambi were very good players in their prime and both can still contribute as veterans.  MLB betting had the Brewers picking up Edmonds while the Rockies resigned Jason Giambi.

Baseball betting had the Brewers agreeing to a minor league deal with Edmonds.  The outfielder who is 39 years old did not player last season but Milwaukee general manager Doug Melvin believes he can help. "He is a veteran guy," Melvin said "We have Braun, Gomez and Corey Hart, who are all right-handed. He adds depth."  In 2008, baseball betting stats indicated that Edmonds batted.235 with 20 homers and 55 RBIs for the Cubs. He was very good for St. Louis in 2004 and in 2005 as baseball betting stats showed. He also played on the Cardinals team that won it all in 2006. Baseball betting had the Cardinals trading him in 2007 to the Cubs but things didn’t really work out that well for Edmonds in Chicago.

In other MLB betting news, the Colorado Rockies resigned Jason Giambi on Thursday. They signed the veteran slugger to a $1.75 million dollar one-year deal.  He will backup Todd Helton at first base and be available as a pinch hitter. Giambi was a great clubhouse presence for Colorado last season and the Rockies are thrilled to have him back. Baseball betting had the Rockies also signing left-hander Jimmy Gobble and right-hander Justin Speier to contracts on Thursday.

Giambi did quite well in limited time with Colorado a year ago. MLB betting stats had him hitting .292 with two homers and 11 RBIs in 19 games for the Rockies last September. He was excellent in the clutch as he had two game-winning hits as the Rockies made the playoffs and impacted baseball betting results.

Giambi is 39 years old and is a 15-year veteran.  Baseball betting had him with the Oakland Athletics when he first came up and won the AL MVP in 2000. He made a big mark with the New York Yankees and was a major contributor for them for years.  He went back to Oakland last MLB betting season but was released and then picked up by the Rockies.

Giambi is a popular player around the league as he is one of the few that stood up and told the truth when it came to the steroids issue.