Feb 14, 2012, 10:58 AM EDT
At least that’s what Joel Sherman of the New York Post is reporting:
… executives from three teams that had interest in Damon expressed concerns a fixation with 3,000 has diminished an attribute that greatly contributed to the perception of Damon as a winning player: patient, tough at-bats. And statistics appear to confirm the criticism.
Sherman notes — via citation to FanGraphs, which is nice to see — that Damon has been swinging at more pitches out of the strike zone and that pitchers are throwing him fewer pitches in the zone as a result.
Frankly, if Damon can’t draw a lot of walks, he’s not very useful to anyone.
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