It's Time For Johnny Damon to Pull an A-Rod

Alan Shimel@@ashimmyCorrespondent IDecember 18, 2009

NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 04:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees congratulates Johnny Damon #18 after Damon scored in a 2-run single by Hideki Matsui #55 in the bottom of the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies in 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 Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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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!