Results for tag: Johnny Damon
Posted by: Lou DiPietro on Aug 10, 2012 at 03:46:20 PM
During Thursday’s game in Detroit, shortly after Raul Ibanez’ RBI triple gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead, Daily News beat writer Mark Feinsand Tweeted the following:
“Remember when Yankees fans wanted Brian Cashman to sign Johnny Damon or Hideki Matsui over Raul Ibanez?”
A salient question at the time of its asking, of course, but one made even more prophetic given the fact that Damon was officially released by the Indians roughly an hour later.
Yes, later in that game Ibanez “misplayed” Andy Dirks’ disputed double that gave the Tigers the lead and led to Joe Griardi’s tirade and subsequent ejection…and yes, he’s had a few miscues in the outfield this year that have led to many bemoaning the 40-year-old’s presence out there....
Posted by: Lou DiPietro on Aug 2, 2012 at 01:59:59 PM
Derek Lowe, Bobby Abreu, and Hideki Matsui were integral parts of championship teams and key players in the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry over the last decade.
As of Thursday, though, they’re just another handful of veterans who have found their way to baseball’s equivalent of the scrap heap this season, and now serve as a reminder that for most of the Majors, the youth movement is in full effect.
Lowe, who is 39, was designated for assignment by Cleveland late Wednesday night after another abysmal outing on Tuesday. He started out the season 6-2 with a 2.15 ERA in his first nine starts, but has struggled so badly since then that the Indians – who are 50-54, third in the AL Central and six games out of a Wild Card – felt that eating the remainder of his $5 million salary...