Damon to Yanks: Why not me?

Johnny Damon wants to be back in Yankees pinstripes this year. The Yankees? They’re not so gung-ho about the idea, apparently, tossing more attention in Raul Ibanez’s direction. Damon tells CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman that he can’t figure out why.

“I think it’s a perfect fit,” Damon said of the Yankees by phone. “But for some reason you have the year I had, especially with a team that has trouble scoring, and you can’t even get a call to continue playing.”

Damon has yet to receive an offer from any club. The Yankees do want a left-handed bat to help out in the DH role, but they’re thought to be waiting to see how A.J. Burnett’s situation will be resolved before further pursuing anything. They’ve also been reported to only be looking in the $1-2 million range for that vacancy.

As for the Burnett discussions, everything we’ve heard to this point is that there’s optimism a deal can be completed with the Pirates before the end of the weekend. That continues to be the case.

4 Comments

Perhaps if Johnny would offer to take over the position of baker left vaccant now that AJ is departing the team who will throw the pies? I believe Johnny has the personality befitting this great responsibility and he was loved by Yankee fans but I do agree that he may need to lower his asking price this time around if he is going to get Mr. Cashman to look in his direction. Come on Johnny, we need someone like you on our team!

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I think Johnny Damon would fit right in with his former Yankee club. He hits left handed and he is a GREAT TEAMMATE. The only thing I would think is that he’s asking for too much money.

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Isn’t Damon still with Boras? If so i guess you can stop searching for answers as to why his phone isn’t ringing 24/7!

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Lower your price Johnny!

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