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Johnny Damon would love to go back to the Yankees

Oct 11, 2010, 9:42 AM EDT

Oh jeez. Can’t we even wait until the World Series is over to start this stuff again?

Johnny Damon will be wearing a new hat next season and he is very open to it having NY on the front of it. “I
would love to have that as an option,” Damon told The Post when asked
if Johnny II in The Bronx were a possibility. “It would be very exciting
to go back there.”

I don’t have any more desire to see the Yankees dominance continue than the rest of you non-Yankees fans do, but if I had one wish for the hot stove season it would be for New York to sign Adam Dunn on the first day they are eligible to do so, thereby putting the kibosh on three months worth of the Johnny Damon cha-cha like we had last winter.

But if that doesn’t happen, hey, at least I have about 40 or 50 blog posts in the can on the subject from winter 2009-10, so it will lighten the workload a bit.

  1. SouthofHeaven - Oct 11, 2010 at 10:05 AM

    Sign him as what? Left field over Brett Gardner? DH over Marcus Thames? Thanks (seriously, that double-steal was awesome, thanks a lot), but no thanks.

  2. pcrm - Oct 11, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Yeah, there’s no way he’s going back to the Yankees, unless he’s willing to be a 4th OF, and even the Yankees tend to not give $5 million plus to be that.

  3. Professor Longnose - Oct 11, 2010 at 10:07 AM

    Why would they want him?

  4. crotch_jenkins - Oct 11, 2010 at 10:11 AM

    A Thai ladyboy can always find work in New York.

  5. geoknows - Oct 11, 2010 at 10:23 AM

    They didn’t want him back THIS year…and nothing in his 2010 performance suggests they should want him back NEXT year.

  6. f*ck la - Oct 11, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    damon is horrible, the only former team hes got a chance to be on is the royals

  7. andyg - Oct 11, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    The Yankees need a full time DH next year after the Nick Johnson debacle this year. Why not Matsui? He is more of a natural hitter than Damon and he flourished at Yankee Stadium. I cannot stand seeing Damon throw like a girl from the outfield !!

  8. Md23Rewls - Oct 11, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    You had your chance, “John.” You chose to cut the Yankees at the knees. Tsk tsk tsk.

  9. YANKEES1996 - Oct 11, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Johnny Damon has no chance of being back in the Bronx unless he gets hired as stadium staff or a tv commentator.

  10. Jonny5 - Oct 11, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    What a dope! Considering he walked out after being offered good compensation for his ability.

  11. harrill7 - Oct 11, 2010 at 12:17 PM

    Let’s sign Dunn, spend a bunch on starting pitching, and leave Damon and Matsui to memory lane. Dunn gives us what Nick Johnson would have-some power and RBI’s. We need Cliff Lee, to resogn Pettite for 1 more season, and add someone like Brandon Webb to give us 4-5 quality starters. Oh yeah- release Vasquez and Burnett while we are at it. These are 2 of the worst performers for the money in baseball. They make the Carl Pavone deal look like a bargain. Gardner, Granderson, Swisher, and Dunn would be a good run scoring HR hitting quartet, and if we must do something else maybe it will be to do something with Jeter-give him a mint or get a guy to take over.

  12. V... - Oct 11, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Step one… ditch Scott Borasshole as your agent…
    (even A-Rod wised up to that slimeballs game)…
    Step two… don’t overvalue yourself…
    You should have taken the contract the yankees offered you, but negotiated for incentives based on performance…
    I don’t think you’ll be coming back to NY… unless maybe on the Mets?

  13. SouthofHeaven - Oct 11, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Or, they could just keep going with Marcus Thames, who hits a ton and can hit righties and lefties.

  14. JaKool - Oct 11, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Johnny is DONE in NY, Scott Boras blew it for him. The Yankees won’t offer him a contract unless he accepts a minor league deal. I would rather spend the extra money and go after Carl Crawford for the outfield instead of Damon.

  15. Pisano - Oct 11, 2010 at 4:58 PM

    I like your post , but don’t forget the catching problems . I think a great solution is John Buck ,a free agent as of the end of the season . The guy hits for average , 285 , hits for power 20 hr’s and lastly can throw a base runner out , something the Yankees catchers can’t do , and will be exposed if they get to the World Series .

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