Talks Between Johnny Damon, New York Yankees Do Not Look Promising

Scott AlfanoContributor IDecember 13, 2009

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04:  (R-L) Derek Jeter #2 and Johnny Damon #18 of the New York Yankees celebrate after they scored on a 2-run single by Hideki Matsui #55 as Pedro Martinez #45 of the Philadelphia Phillies looks on in the bottom of the third inning of Game Six of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on November 4, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Talks to get Johnny Damon back in a Yankee uniform appear to be very far from a conclusion. Damon and his agent Scott Boras are looking for a similar deal to the one the Yankee gave him 4 years ago, either 4 years for 52 million or 3 years for 39 million, while the Yankees are thinking more in terms of 2 years for 19 million (much like the contract the Angels just gave Bobby Abreyu).

Not only are the dollar figures off, but the years wanted by each side aren't close either. At 36 years old, the Yankees do not see any reason to commit to an aging outfielder with a weak arm as it is.

Unless Damon comes down in both years and salary, Johnny Damon will be playing somewhere other than the Bronx in 2010.