• Wild Thought: I’ll Be Damon!

    Posted by on January 30th, 2009 · Comments (8)

    Let’s pretend that Johnny Damon has a big 2009 with the bat…say, he hits .315, with 70 walks and 65 extra base hits, scoring 115 runs and driving in another 80.

    What do you do with him at the end of the season? Just let him walk away…since he’ll be 36 in 2010? Or, do you try and get him to sign another deal, say, for two years at $9 million each…with a team option for a third year at $11 million (with a $3 million buyout)?

    OK, sure, it’s more of a question than a wild thought…but, nonetheless, it’s today’s wild thought.

    Comments on Wild Thought: I’ll Be Damon!

    1. MJ
      January 30th, 2009 | 12:42 pm

      Personally, I’d definitely try to sign him to a short, front-loaded deal. At best, the Yanks keep a productive player without extending themselves too far and at worst they bridge the gap to the future.

    2. ummfada
      January 30th, 2009 | 1:05 pm

      What if Nady and Damon both have a great 2009?

    3. clintfsu813
      January 30th, 2009 | 1:06 pm

      I concur

    4. January 30th, 2009 | 1:21 pm

      Given his age, I doubt Nady would take a 2 year deal…where Damon might…

    5. MJ
      January 30th, 2009 | 1:24 pm

      What if Nady [has] a great 2009?
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      Given his career to this point, I just don’t see it. He’s a league average player and has been for his entire career (save a fluky 1st half of 2008).

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    7. OldYanksFan
      January 31st, 2009 | 12:40 am

      I like JD but his game is all based on good legs. He could fall off a cliff at anytime. If we get a productive 2009, we should just feel lucky.

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