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Damon Wants Back In For Peanuts
6 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2013 - 2:56PM #21
luvdayanks
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Feb 26, 2013 -- 2:33PM, Lola wrote:


Feb 26, 2013 -- 2:29PM, BigGuy wrote:


Feb 26, 2013 -- 11:47AM, Bats wrote:


This is probably why he desperately wants to comeback:





That's it, exactly.  Maybe if he'd lowered his price, or had Boras lower it for him last offseason, he would have gotten a better job last year and would be a lot closer now.




At this point Damon will be lucky to come back and sell peanuts.





You know, at first I was entirely against the thought of signing Damon, but once I thought about it for awhile......................................................................................................................................................


 


 


 


 


I was positive about being against signing him. How much worse could one of the kids be compared to him? Buh bye JD. Thanks for the memories.

6 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2013 - 3:38PM #22
Gehrig27
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So let me get this straight...he want's to play outfield for Charlie Brown and Lucie? They're awful. Besides, I think  Pig Pen is on the 40 man roster and can't be moved.

6 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2013 - 3:54PM #23
ArtVandelay
Posts: 34,732

Feb 26, 2013 -- 3:38PM, Gehrig27 wrote:


So let me get this straight...he want's to play outfield for Charlie Brown and Lucie? They're awful. Besides, I think  Pig Pen is on the 40 man roster and can't be moved.




good grief!!!

6 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2013 - 4:04PM #24
BigGuy
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Cashman shoots down idea of Johnny Damon coming to camp; says "we need somebody who can play the outfield every day."

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
6 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2013 - 4:29PM #25
jeter5xwsc
Posts: 44

Johnny Damon is the reason why we havent won world series since 2009 ...


 


If not for Johnny Damon Yankees would of had to play game 7 vs Phillies ..


 


Damon saved Joba from being run out of town in game 4 of world series .. than we get rid of the two reasons we won world series


Matsui and Damon well done Cashman way to ruin something that worked ...2 players who actually hit in postseason

6 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2013 - 5:01PM #26
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 76,153

Very little risk, and could catch lightning in a bottle ... I wouldn't slam down the phone and not consider it.

6 years ago  ::  Feb 26, 2013 - 9:21PM #27
NW
Posts: 13,163

Actually, if you look at Damon and Matsui's statistics after 2009, it actually seems that Cashman made good decisions not to hang on to aging players for too long.  Neither has had significant contributions to anything since 2009.

6 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2013 - 9:49AM #28
JoeGNJ
Posts: 15,926

Feb 26, 2013 -- 9:21PM, NW wrote:


Actually, if you look at Damon and Matsui's statistics after 2009, it actually seems that Cashman made good decisions not to hang on to aging players for too long.  Neither has had significant contributions to anything since 2009.




Agrred, 2009 was their swan song.

JoeGNJ - 2Timothy 4:7 - Acts 20:24
6 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2013 - 10:17AM #29
BigGuy
Posts: 66,015

Damon would be good ... in 2009


February, 27, 2013



TAMPA, Fla. -- Was Johnny Damon in his prime a better player than Matt Diaz or Juan Rivera?

Absolutely.

Is Damon, who turned 39 in November, anywhere near his prime now?

Absolutely not.

I understand there is a lot of sentiment for bringing Damon back on a temporary basis to fill the gap created when Curtis Granderson went down with a broken arm on Sunday. But is is based in nostalgia and preserved in amber.

In other words, it ain't real. In baseball terms, the Caveman is a fossil.

Diaz and Rivera may not be the answer to what the Yankees need to get them from Opening Day to Cinco de Mayo, the projected date of Granderson's return.

But Damon is definitely not.

That's because what the Yankees need is not another left-handed hitter, nor another DH. They're already overloaded with both.

What they need is an everyday outfielder, and Damon has not fit that description since 2009, his last year with the Yankees. He had a great World Series that year and they still let him go, because they could see which way his career was trending.

Four years later, Damon has only gotten older, not better. His .222 batting average and .281 on-base percentage in 64 games with the Indians last season is more indicative of the player Damon is now. In August, the Indians gave him his walking papers.

To think the Yankees should pick him up, dust him off and expect him to turn the clock back four years, even for just five weeks, is not just unrealistic.

It is fantasy.

"Leave the gun. Take the cannoli."
6 years ago  ::  Feb 27, 2013 - 10:24AM #30
ru4_nyy
Posts: 3,316

Feb 26, 2013 -- 9:21PM, NW wrote:


Actually, if you look at Damon and Matsui's statistics after 2009, it actually seems that Cashman made good decisions not to hang on to aging players for too long.  Neither has had significant contributions to anything since 2009.





+1 BINGO!

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