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Report: Braves offer Johnny Damon one-year deal

Feb 10, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

MLB.com’s Mark Bowman reports that the Braves “have made a one-year offer to” Johnny Damon that includes “some money that would be deferred.” (UPDATE: That one-year offer “is believed to be worth at least $5 million.”)
Along those same lines, David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal Constitution wrote this afternoon that the “Braves’ interest in Damon has increased” and Chipper Jones even contacted him about coming to Atlanta (presumably when he wasn’t busy hyping prospect Jason Heyward, who’d likely be kept in the minors by a Damon signing).
O’Brien adds that Damon and agent Scott Boras “haven’t backed off” their demand for a two-year deal, and are in fact telling teams that they already have a two-year offer on the table from someone. Of course, earlier this week Boras claimed that Damon had “four or five” offers on the table.
That table? Located on mars.

  1. Ryan - Feb 10, 2010 at 2:33 PM

    Someone get Craig a straight-jacket, who knows what he’ll do if a Boras-ite gets a job which blocks his boy-toy Heyward. ;)

  2. CAC - Feb 10, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    It’d be nice if you got the timetables right.
    O’Brien broke the news about Braves’ interest in Damon increasing yesterday, then added the 1-year offer information earlier this morning.
    Bowman followed hours later by essentially repeating what O’Brien wrote.

  3. BravesFanInOhio - Feb 10, 2010 at 3:48 PM

    CAC is correct. O’Brien broke it first (on his ajc blog).

  4. Omega in Colorado - Feb 10, 2010 at 5:42 PM

    This is just a note to Damon.
    Johnny my boy, if your agent is actually keeping you from finding a roster spot & causing what few offers you get to consistently decrease in value & keeping you playing for the one team that you want to play for and really really wants you back, are you sure this is the agent for you?
    Dump Borax, as he is abbrasive, and go talk to the Yankees man to man, Man.

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