Jason Giambi's agent, Arn Tellem, released a statement to the media yesterday:
"Jason Giambi is an extremely dedicated athlete and a caring and loyal teammate," the statement said. "Jason loves the game of baseball, the Yankees, and the extraordinary New York Yankees fans. Jason has always appreciated the steadfast support of the fans who have been there through good times and bad. He is determined, focused and working hard to return to form in 2005 and help the Yankees get back to the World Series."
Murray Chass, who is at his best when writing about the business-side of the game, continues to detail the Yankees' possible legal options concerning Giambi's contract in the Times today. And for a completely different take on the steroids scandal, be sure and check out Larry Mahnken's piece over at The Hardball Times. It's sure to provoke a reaction.