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5 Reasons Why Cleveland Indians DH Jason Giambi Will Be A Good MLB Manager

5 Reasons Why Jason Giambi Will Be A Good MLB Manager

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Indians DH Jason Giambi is back on the DL for the Indians, but that won't stop him from making an impact again down the road for the team. When current manager Terry Francona was asked Monday if he felt Giambi would make a good Major League manager down the road, he replied there was no doubt it would happen. Let's look at five qualities that will make Giambi a good skipper in the Majors some day.

5. Played Under Great Manager Like Joe Torre

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5. Played Under Great Manager Like Joe Torre

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Giambi has played and learned under some very good, if not some of the best managers in Major League Baseball. Joe Torre of the Yankees was the skipper for six of Giambi's seasons in the Majors, while others like Tony LaRussa, Jim Tracy, Art Howe and current Indians manager Terry Francona have also influenced Giambi.

4. Been To The Top and Bottom of Teams in the Majors

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4. Been To The Top and Bottom of Teams in the Majors

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Giambi has seen it all, from winning the World Series to teams that have finished 64-98 (2012 Colorado Rockies). And that experience of being on great teams to ones that have struggled with help him with the ups and downs of a Major League season when he's on the hot seat of being a manager.

3. Been There, Done That

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3. Been There, Done That

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Giambi is at the end of a very fruitful career in the Majors, and now as a player who plays maybe 1-2 times a week when healthy, he's seen just about every spectrum of playing in the Majors. At one point Giambi was one of the most feared hitters in the game, with back-to-back seasons in 2002 and 2003 of hitting 41 homers. He's now there just to help and doing it with a lot of class and respect to the players around him.

2. Already Intereviewed for Managerial Job With Colorado

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2. Already Intereviewed for Managerial Job With Colorado

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Giambi was close to already being out of baseball, as he interviewed for the manager job with the Colorado Rockies following the 2012 season. While he was close, the job went to former Oakland A's manager and former teammate Walt Weiss. Instead of sticking around as a hitting coach, Giambi decided to come to Cleveland and continue his playing days, which paid off with nine homers and 31 RBIs last season.

1. Aleady Acting Like a Bench Coach

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1. Aleady Acting Like a Bench Coach

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If you want to know how much influence Giambi has on current players and manager Terry Francona, all you have to do is ask them. Players and Francona gush about Giambi and what he's meant to the Indians the last two seasons, giving advice and telling them the ins and outs of what to expect. With the type of experience and knowledge Giambi has, there's no question he's on his way to being a successful Major League manager.