Johnny Damon is disappointed with his performance last year, specifically his average with runners in scoring position which, at .260, was 38 points off his lifetime average, and by his lack of performance in the ALCS, where he went 4-17.
He’s still ticked about losing to Detroit. After the Yanks lost, what did Johnny do? "I went surfing for a few days, went to Homestead (Fla.) for NASCAR and went to the Knicks-Heat game with A-Rod," Not a bad way to convalesce.
I was skeptical about Johnny mid-season, specifically that his OBP was down at the time. However, by the end of the year his passion for the game and infectious good-nature completely won me over.
Meanwhile, Johnson and Pavano are still part of Cashman’s plans. No word yet on plans Pavano has made, and whether or not they involve baseball. Cash also says the Yanks are not chasing Zito, but may bid on Hanshin Tiger Kei Igawa.