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Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

THE OVERPAY JOHNNY DAMON CONTEST HAS A WINNER!!

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Earlier I did call it the “Who Will Overpay Johnny Damon For The Downside Of His Career Derby”. And no surprise, it’s the Yankees. Damon is a very good player. But he’s 32 and I really doubt that you will see anything better than his career averages as a Yankee. So what is that? It’s about 12 HRs, 65 RBIs, .290/.350/.430. He’s only stole 37 bags in the last 2 years combined.

New Yankee reliever Mike Myers says, “I would put the over/under on Damon scoring 125, and I’d take the over any day of the week.”Damon has scored over 125 runs once in his career. As a Royal in 2000. I’ll take the under.

He’s a good CF, a good leadoff man and his teammates love him. But that’s not worth $52 mill over 4 years, especially factoring in his age. And also factoring in the Yankee roster. Have they seen their own starting rotation?

The years and innings are taking a toll on Mike Mussina’s body and performance. The Unit started out very slowly. He then turned it on and had a great year, but got hammered in the playoffs. He’s 42 years old. Jaret Wright and Carl Pavano were beset with injuries. Shawn Chacon is Shawn Chacon and the best Wang I know is the guy taking pictures in the parking lot at Bushwood Country Club.

In other words, $13 million could go a long way toward shoring up what could be a disaster of a pitching staff. Go ask Cubs fans–without a steady rotation, your team falls to bits. They will score more runs. But I think they should have been looking for the best pitcher on the market.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13441809988487585009 <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/13441809988487585009" rel="nofollow">The Armchair Quarterback</a>

    I had some of the same thoughts about this issue and your experience you mention when Grossman hits Muhammad in the middle of the field for 22 yards is exactly what you could hear (even through the tv) when the fans roared their approval. It was like a whole stadium went, “holy crap, so this is what’s it’s like to throw the ball.” -Chicago deserves a little excitment on offense.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17608926989592946088 <a href="http://www.blogger.com/profile/17608926989592946088" rel="nofollow">The Zoner</a>

    you nailed it. And people are criticizing the coaches for not giving him the same playbook. But he couldn’t handle it, so they didn’t give it to him. He had his chances all year to show he could throw the out and downfield and he was terribly inaccurate and had no touch on short or deep balls

  • <span class="anon-comment-author">New User Loke</span>

    It’s been a while since the Bears had two quarterbacks whom people actually think have potential??? It’s a nice feeling to have I just hope it is not a dream, we will see…. I say you play both of them going forward. Keep teams off balance and go with hot hand. Both will stay interested and neither one has looked that good or proved anything to this point.

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