August 24, 2009

Yankees intend to re-sign Damon

Jon Heyman is reporting the Yankees will be looking to re-sign LF/DH Johnny Damon after the season to a one-year deal, possibly two.

The Yankees intend to try to bring back Johnny Damon, probably for about $6-8 million a year (that'll be the first offer, anyway), and might be willing to give him a second year. Damon's been saying in the papers all year that he wants to be back, which is quite a departure from the usual free-agent script and could mean he's that rare player amenable to a below-market contract. Yankees management loves Damon personally, too, and that doesn't hurt.

This is very pleasing news to me. It’s really delightful to hear a player so eager to re-sign with a team. Now, the Yankees have finally responded with mutual feelings.

The Yankees are usually a team that likes to deal with contracts in the offseason, so don’t expect a re-signing anytime soon.

Hope your off-day is going well. Since there is no game tonight, I thought I’d take a look at the other contracts expiring after this season. Here’s a list of players who’s contracts expire or have an option for the 2010 season.

  • Xavier Nady
  • Hideki Matsui
  • Andy Pettitte
  • Jose Molina
  • Sergio Mitre (club option)

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