Jason Giambi (right) received his official welcome to New York last week-boos and derisive chants of "Tino! Tino!" from fans at Yankee Stadium, who were dismayed by the $120 million man's 3-f or-21 start as the successor to Tino Martinez at first base. Those fans should heed the advice Mark McGwire gave his friend Giambi in a phone call on Friday night: Relax. It's hardly unheard of for a pricey free agent to struggle in his early days with a new team. Here's how the highest-priced free agent of each of the past six seasons (based on the total value of his contract) fared in his first 10 games or, for a pitcher, his first three starts in his new uniform.
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