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Posted by: Pinstriped Bible on Jan 25, 2010 at 07:55:16 PM

Over the weekend, reports emerged that the Yankees had kept the Johnny Damon door open, though there was some question as to whether there was a deadline attached to their offer. Today, Buster Olney tweets that the A’s have interest in the ex-caveman. If Damon signs with the A’s due to more generous financial terms than the Yankees are willing to offer, then he is being pennywise and pound foolish, because if he does, his career will almost certainly end this year.

The simple reason for this is park effects. The Oakland-Alameda Coliseum, or whatever they’re calling it these days -- I have stopped paying the slightest attention to these constantly changing corporate-sponsored appellations -- is a far more difficult place to hit than New-Age Yankee Stadium. It eats home