Saturday, January 30, 2010

18 Days Until Spring Training: Johnny Damon

Far too many words have been spilled over the saga of Johnny Damon this offseason, so I'm going to keep this very short.

Johnny Damon is a baseball player. He used to play baseball for the New York Yankees. He once stole two bases in one fell swoop during a World Series game.

Thanks partially to his steep initial contract demands and partially to a conflict of interest on his agent's part, he won't be playing for the Yankees anymore and remains a free agent. He recently made a very stupid comment in regards to Derek Jeter's contract situation that is going to make Yankees fans miss him even less when he's gone:
“I hope he isn't offered a 45 percent pay cut.”
He won't be, Johnny. Because there will be a significantly greater demand for his services. Because he's not a corner outfielder with declining range and a legendarily weak arm in a market flooded with low cost options. Thanks for the memories.

The end.


  1. hopefully its more like a 40% pay cut: like wakefields deal with the hated foes- 1 yr $10M with a mutual option for next year until somebody says its over...then put him on the coaching staff immediately.

  2. sad that these sour notes came out after this totally bungled affair by him and scotty B--