Giambi has one extra-base hit so far, a home run on March 7, and he recently told [hitting coach, Don] Mattingly that he wanted to hit more doubles. Mattingly laughed him off - "You can't direct it," he told Giambi - but he understood Giambi's larger meaning, that he wants to drive balls to the gaps.
"I don't talk about anything other than getting a good pitch and hitting the ball hard," Mattingly said. "If he's having a good path to the ball and he's seeing the ball good, he can hit. I don't worry about home runs. They'll happen."
Much as been made of Giabmi getting off to a good start once the season begins. Where do you think Torre will bat him in the line-up come Opening Day?