The Yanks have resolved their centerfield dilemma: the answer is Johnny Damon. Four years and more than 50 million is the contract. Not much had been moving in NY, literally or metaphorically, but this sure does change that. (Now, if only Cashman could get the subways rolling.)
We’ll be analyzing this in depth over the coming weeks to be sure, but our initial response is…it just doesn’t seem right. And not just because of the huge paycheck, annoying hair, and diminishing defensive skills. We’re concerned about Jeter moving from his lead-off spot, and we’re concerned about Johnny Damon’s age. But mainly this… guy is just…one of THEM.
We’re gonna have to sleep on this. And hopefully our repaired laptop will be back tomorrow. (We write this from a secure location on borrowed time.) Anyway, this should get the conversation started.