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Johnny Damon holding out for two-year deal

Feb 9, 2010, 9:04 PM EDT

Want to know why Johnny Damon, who hit 24 homers and scored 107 runs last season, hasn’t signed with a team as of February 9?  Because he’s holding out for a two-year contract.  Or so says FOXSports.com’s Jon Paul Morosi.

Damon, 36, has drawn interest recently from the Tigers, Braves and Rays, though none of those clubs seem interested in his current asking price.  His agent, Scott Boras, is even trying to sell the outfielder to the city of Detroit, telling the Detroit Free Press Tuesday that Damon loves the Detroit Red Wings, especially hometown hero Steve Yzerman.  Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski doesn’t appear to be biting.

“We continue to monitor everything,” Dombrowski said Tuesday, when asked
generally about the market. “I am not sure if we are close on
anything.”

Boras claims to have “four or five” offers on the table.  It’s a little hard to believe, though, isn’t it?

  1. AJ Gallo - Feb 10, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    Oh your comment is so on the money. Dead on. Damon has always been, still is, and will always be, nothing more than another greedy athlete who cares about NOTHING other than “show me the money.” Yeah sure, that describes a majority of athletes today, but Damon and Boras are so blatantly pathetic and greedy about it that it’s disgusting. You know, you want the money? Fine. I have no problem with that. But at least TRY to be a little classy about it. The moron could have had a two-year deal for $14 million or a one-year deal for $6 million from the Yankees but the arrogant duo arrogantly turned them down. Let’s see what he winds up getting now compared to those Yankee offers.

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