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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 […]

Manny Ramirez in the Bronx?

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Check out YES Hot Stove at 6:30. We will talk latest with Yanks-Damon and how Yanks have even discussed Manny Ramirezless than a minute ago via Mobile WebJack CurryJackCurryYES In recent months I have proposed the Mets and Yankees should take a look at Ramirez. Back in August, the White Sox claimed Ramirez off waivers […]

Johnny Damon Might Become the Ultimate HOF Debate

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Each year during the Hall of Fame debate we talk about arbitrary statistical benchmarks (300 wins, 3,000 hits) that baseball writers deem “automatic” in entrance to the Hall. If Bert Blyleven had 13 more wins over the course of his career (less than one per year), he would have been enshrined a decade ago, saving […]

Yanks Looking at More Relievers

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Contacted my main Yankee source in Tampa and found out the Yankees continue to investigate free agent relievers. They like the “Toronto trio” of Jason Frasor, Kevin Gregg, and to a lesser extent, Scott Downs. Frasor, their favorite, had a 3.68 ERA and struck out a batter per inning last season. I was also told […]

Damon Wants the Yankees?

Monday, October 11th, 2010

George King of the NY Post passes along some news regarding Johnny Damon. Apparently the Tigers are ready to part ways with Damon, and he would like to come back to New York. Of course, this won’t sit well with the Fenway faithful, who were spurned by Damon after the 2005 season. It appears many […]

Damon an “Idiot” Till the End

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I remember talking to a friend who is a Yankees fan after the Red Sox beat the Yankees in 2004. “That guy is disgusting, he would never play for my team,” said my pinstripe loving friend. Just two years later Damon would sign with the Yanks, and become a fan favorite by the time he […]