In arms poll, Johnny be weak
This seems like a little bit of piling onto something we already knew, but Sports Illustrated conducted a poll of 380 Major League players for their issue to hit newsstands on Wednesday, asking which outfielder possesses the weakest throwing arm.
In an outcome that should shock no one, the Yankees’ Johnny Damon was the overwhelming winner. Players could not vote for a teammate, yet Damon still collected 54 percent of the vote.
Johnny Damon, Yankees 54%
Juan Pierre, Dodgers 23%
Coco Crisp, Royals 11%
Jack Cust, A’s 2%
Brian Giles, Padres 2%
Thanks to SI for the early look at the results. Damon is hitting .279 with 16 homers and 50 RBIs in 84 games for New York this year.