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Johnny Damon Can Take His Whining and Lying to Another Town

Saturday, February 18th, 2012

Johnny Damon has been pining for the phone call, a call that hasn’t yet been made. The fact that no team, not the Rays who Damon played for last season, or the Yankees, the team which Damon WANTS to play for in 2012. This whining was put forth through Jon Heyman’s recent piece on CBSSports.com. […]

Yankees DH: Who Emerges From the Fray?

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

Spring camps open this Sunday and the Yankees hope to have their Designated Hitter in tow. We have been debating the topic since the Jesus Montero/Michael Pineda deal. A month later, where does it all shake out? Johnny Damon, Raul Ibanez, Hideki Matsui and Vladimir Guerrero are names connected to the position. There is also a possibility that Brian Cashman could import […]

A Possible Future HOF Available to Mets on the Cheap

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Reports indicate that Johnny Damon is looking for a contract in the $5 million dollar range. I doubt he can score that kind of deal this late in the offseason, so maybe the Mets should see if they could swoop in and sign him to an incentive-laden deal. Where would Damon fit? How about centerfield? Yes, […]

More DH Options

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I mentioned Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Vladimir Guerrero, and Jorge Vazquez on Saturday as possible options for the Yankees Designated Hitter position. Newsday’s Ken Davidoff adds Jack Cust and Raul Ibanez to the mix as their agents have contacted the Yankees. The reps for Jack Cust, Vladimir Guerrero & Raul Ibanez have contacted the #Yankees […]

Yanks Could Use a Designated Hitter

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

The Yankees pulled off a coup last night when they acquired Michael Pineda from the Seattle Mariners for top prospect Jesus Montero. I wrote about the impact of the deal in detail, but the one thing we all must remember is how it was the offense, not the pitching, that let the Yankees down in […]

Yanks Will Pursue C.J. Wilson Despite Subpar Postseason

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Some more quick hot stove hits: – Despite his difficulties in the post season, the Yankees are still going to go after C.J. Wilson. They don’t look at him as they did a Cliff Lee, but more a solid number two starter. – Yankees are getting ready to talk to the White Sox about the […]

Mets As Sellers, Tex vs. Giambi, Matsui and New HOF, BBWAA Dilemma

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Carlos Beltran likely played his final home game as a member of the Mets yesterday. Today is just another day where we read rumors and wait for the eventual announcement that Beltran has been dealt. I know that the blogosphere and Twitter will “light up” with a polarizing reaction. This won’t be like the K-Rod […]

Manny Leaves Like a Rock Star

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Great quote by Johnny Damon regarding Manny Ramirez walking away from the game the other day: “You know how in the movie ‘Rock Star’ Mark Wahlberg walks off the stage and says I got to (go to the bathroom) and never comes back?” Damon asked. “I had no reason to think it, but I just […]

Laird Instead of Jones or Damon?

Monday, January 17th, 2011

@NYBD Laird actually hit .330 against portsiders at Trenton last year. #yankeesless than a minute ago via webJed Weisbergerjedleyq Jed has a great point about Brandon Laird. Laird was a much talked about prospect last year as he enjoyed a breakout season in Trenton/Scranton Wilkes-Barre. He finished the year with 25 homers, 102 RBI, and […]

Vote: Andruw Jones or Johnny Damon?

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

According to Wallace Matthews of ESPN NY the Yankees are considering both Andruw Jones and Johnny Damon on a one year deal. They would provide the role of fourth outfielder/part time DH. Essentially the role that Marcus Thames filled last year. Damon is a fan favorite, has a benchmark of success here, and loved hitting […]