By John Arias.
After having a great season in 2009, the former Yankee hit the free-agent market in hopes of signing another lucrative long-term deal. Unfortunately, he had to settle and did not get the deal he once hoped for.
No one benefited more from the new Yankee Stadium than Damon, who tied his career high last year by hitting 24 home runs. He finished with 82 RBI, scored 107 runs and hit .282.
However, one number that did decline in 2009 was his stolen base total. He only had 12, and in his previous three years in New York, he averaged 27 stolen bases.
After having a great 2009, he hit the 2010 free-agent market and had to settle for a one-year deal. After contemplating offers from several teams, he finally settled on a one-year deal with the Detroit Tigers for $8 million...