|(Disclaimer: Though I hate the Bosox, and by association, Johnny Demon - - excuse me, Damon, this opinion has not been influenced by that bias)
The short answer: No.
The long answer: No, thanks. Why? Because what the Yanks need to focus on in the outfield is DEFENSE. Damon certainly has better defensive skills that Bernie, but his arm is no better and he can’t even use old age as an excuse. He would technically be an improvement, but not be enough to justify making the move. Offensively, I will admit that he has some gold. He’s a stellar lead-off man – he gets on base, he’s got respectable speed, and even decent power. However, if the Yanks management has learned anything after these last two years it is that man cannot live off offense alone. The last thing this team needs to worry about is hitting. It would be a devastating misstep to waste resources and trade players for Damon.
I’m hoping that the next Yankee rumor I hear on SportsCenter will involve Cashman, contracts, and Torii Hunter.
The day Damon makes this grab is the day I support a Damon-to-Yanks move
Labels: free agency/arbitration