With the local papers filled with stories of his continued struggles (Post, Daily News, New York Times), how much is humiliation worth to Jason Giambi? ESPN’s Buster Olney reported on tonight’s “Sportscenter” that Giambi has requested a meeting with Yankee GM Brian Cashman. Topics for discussion might include a buyout of Giambi’s contract, a voluntary assignment to Columbus, and whether or not steroids are necessary to beat up Mike Lupica.

Giambi is not in the Yankee lineup tonight, facing Seattle’s Aaron Seale.