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Yanks to rid of Damon


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The Yankees have been calling a few teams to see if they'd be interested in taking center fielder Johnny Damon off their hands. One of those teams is the Braves, whose answer (according to an official with one of the teams involved, who requested anonymity because he was talking about deals that weren't completed) was that they liked Damon, "but not at that price." Damon is signed through 2009 at $13 million per season, and if the Yankees were to trade him, which they technically could if they believe Jason Giambi is coming back soon from his foot injury, they'd probably have to chip in a good chunk of that salary. That, along with Damon's limited no-trade clause, makes it unlikely the Yankees would deal him, but it sure is interesting that they've looked into it.... The Yankees were described yesterday as "all over the map" in their search for relief pitching help. That means they're looking into the big guys, such as Eric Gagne, Chad Cordero and Octavio Dotel, as well as lower-level arms such as Cincinnati's David Weathers, Pittsburgh's Salomon Torres and Houston's Dan Wheeler.

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Please do it. :clap:

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I like Damon, and he is starting to hit now because I believe he is fianlly healthy, but he is contract is a bit of an albatross so its going to be hard to deal him. I guess the Yankees think Melky is their long term answer to CF. Because if they think of signing aging players like Torii Hunter or declining players like Andruw Jones then they might as well keep just keep Damon.

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Well, when you signed Damon, you were getting possibly the best leadoff hitter that money could buy. Damon sees every single pitch in the first at bat by fouling balls off, had power, had speed that everyone knew the Red Sox didn't take advantage of, and played a good center field. Add to that the fact that you got to stick it to the Red Sox and it was perfect...just not four years of it.

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gotta give the sox some credit, they knew what they were doing when they decided not to give Pedro and Damon the extra year and moolah.

 

unfortunately, those smart decisions are somewhat outweighed by signing Drew to a ridiculous contract and so forth....

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