reported yesterday if the Athletics didn't sign Ben Sheets, they'd go after Johnny Damon. Well, the best starting pitcher on the market, Sheets, agreed to a deal with the Athletics today. Meanwhile, Xavier Nady has agreed on a deal with the Cubs.
What this all means: The Cubs and A's are no longer possible suitors for Damon's services, therefore, the Yankees' chances of re-signing him grow.
This is big news. During last season, I expected the Yankees to re-sign Damon. After signing Nick Johnson, I thought he was long gone. Now, there are just a few teams that would even remotely need/want Damon. The Yankees are one of them.
What does it all come down to: The same thing as always. Money.
January 26, 2010
Sheets to A's, Nady to Cubs ... Damon?
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