OK the Yankees called Scott Boras's bluff and Johnny Damon is the odd man out. Once again Boras has miscalculated the market to the detriment of his client. What is Damon supposed to do?
He should pull an A-Rod. He should reach out to the Steinbrenner boys. Tell them that he was led astray by the same agent who did the same thing to A-Rod. He really does want to play for the Yankees. He will take a Bobby Abreu-like 2 year deal. Beg for forgiveness Johnny!
If they Yankees would take him, we would be looking at the same lineup from last year with two changes. The first is Granderson for Melky/Gardner in center field and batting 7th. The second is Nick Johnson instead of Matsui at DH.
I love the upgrade in center. I don't like the DH move. Johnson, assuming he stays healthy as a DH gives us a higher on base percentage, but we loose a lot of power and RBIs.
We still need more pitching to beat the Red Sox!