Report: Damon to explore other options besides Yanks
The NY Post is reporting that Johnny Damon is ready to look for other offers as the Yankees continue to stall. Damon has made it clear that he wants to return to the Bronx, and the Yankees have made it clear that they too want him back.
The negotiations have come to a stalemate. Damon’s agent, Scott Boras, thinks Damon deserves a three to four year deal worth at least $13 million a year. The Yankees, on the other hand, feel a two-year, $20 million deal is more appropriate.
“I am going to start looking around. Teams are getting better and there
are teams interested,” Damon told The Post yesterday. “I can’t wait
forever and I am sure [the Yankees] are trying to figure things out. I
have to be ready.”
So what should the Yankees do? As I said yesterday, pitching is the #1 priority for the Yankees right now, or at least it better be. If Cashman feels that a three or four year deal is really inappropriate, then I’m going to trust him. The Yankees have no reason to make lucrative or risky deals on players they don’t really need right now. If one thing is going to make this team better, it’s going to be pitching.
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