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Johnny Damon will be "lucky to get whatever he gets"

Feb 5, 2010, 12:20 PM EDT

That’s the sentiment of one American League executive reports Steve Kornacki of MLive:

“Sometimes, we ask for too much. Then, the smoke clears and you ask, ‘Where am I?’ And now,
I can’t believe anybody is going to offer Damon more than the $14
million and $6 million the Yankees did.

“If you turn them down for that, you deserve one year for $3 million
or whatever he is going to get. In February, teams have got guys in
place. My feeling is that now he is going to be lucky to get whatever
he gets. It’s still supply and demand in this game. And Johnny’s arrow
is in the middle or going down.”

American League executive, eh? Giving juicy quote to a Detroit reporter about Johnny Damon?  Is it too much to hope that the guy is Dave Dombrowski or something making some rear guard move against Mike Ilitch giving Damon and Boras more money than they deserve right now?

  1. Old Gator - Feb 5, 2010 at 8:53 PM

    I think the first problem Booner has to address is his spelling. Like, where’d that extra “o” come from?
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  2. I am Providence - Feb 5, 2010 at 8:56 PM

    Huh? I’m a Red Sox fan and I think he’s a bum, too. Not a hobo or anything, just an obnoxious, dishonest ass that’s bad for baseball. If that makes me an idiot, then I suspect there are a lot of us idiots walking around.

  3. BaseballFan2 - Feb 5, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    Damon is to blame here just as much as Boras. All of his public comments point to an unrealistic belief that he is worth more than the market says he is. There’s a new reality in MLB for players like Damon – that is, aging players with declining skills who are still marginally useful and productive when healthy. If he can’t accept that new reality, maybe he should just retire. I’m a Yankees fan and I like Damon, but I won’t be too sad to see him go. I think we’ll be just fine.

  4. Old Gator - Feb 6, 2010 at 12:17 AM

    It would be nice if there were a newer reality for such players, like that abomination called the designated hitter being consigned to the compost heap of baseball lore where it belongs. If not for the DH, we wouldn’t even be wasting all this time gawking at the spectacle of Damon’s crash-and-burn; he’d be home ice fishing on a frozen pond or practicing his beer belches getting ready for Stupor Bowl Sunday somewhere and enjoying his retirement. And we’d be enjoying it too.

  5. tombstone86 - Feb 6, 2010 at 7:41 AM

    With the Unemployment rate hanging around 10% for the whole country.
    I guess Mr. Damon can take his butt to the unemployment counter and collect his check.
    I heard Target is looking for some warehouse workers.
    Better yet go live with your Buddy Scott; he got plenty of your money any way.
    Maybe next years free agents will wake up and realize that they have been over paid for too many years and come back to the reality there not worth that kind of money.
    Good luck to any team who signs him now.

  6. peteinfla - Feb 6, 2010 at 12:11 PM

    As hard as it is for me to agree with you, a Red Sox fan, I do, completely. Boras is a self serving, a-hole, who cares nothing about his client’s best interest, the fans who ultimately pay these outrageous salaries or the institution of baseball. His greed to squeeze every last dollar out of a team is disgusting, and has hurt mony of his clients like Damon, B.Molina, … this year. Ask A-Rod, Kevin Brown … from previous years. Time for these players to make a public spectacle out of Boras, and leave his firm en masse!

  7. TAR - Feb 6, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Damon away from Yankee stadium
    260 average 12 HR and 55 RBI

  8. BaseballFan2 - Feb 6, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    Exactly. I hope his new team thinks that’s worth it.

  9. Nasty Boy - Feb 6, 2010 at 5:49 PM

    Don’t degrade yourself, alot of people feel the way you do. What makes you an idiot is being a red sucks fan.( note lower case for red sucks),thats what I think of them and you.

  10. strman - Feb 7, 2010 at 7:47 AM

    So now the collective batting average for the yankee out field is .250
    and that is supposed to be an upgrade? Fans will be screaming bloody murder by May when Tex has his usual slow start, Arod is sucking it up, Johnson is back in the MRI lab,
    and we’re all missing Damon and Godzilla.

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