Sorry for the initial blank post. Not sure what happened.
It was reported a couple of days ago that Johnny Damon was signing with the Cleveland Indians. Until tonight, I hadn’t seen the numbers on the contract. It’s being reported as 1 year, $1.25MM (or pennies more than what we paid for Ibanez).
I wrote a while ago that I was pretty displeased with the Ibanez signing. I still am. He had a very average spring training, and a pretty nondescript first couple of weeks of the season. Who knows? Maybe I’m wrong and he’ll have a great year. He had a towering home run tonight against the Angels to a place I’ve only seen two people ever hit the ball.
I’m sure there was some ego involved in us not signing Damon originally, both on his part and Cashman’s. And, I’m sure he took less money now to sign on with a team. Not sure if this will come back to hurt us or not, but Damon belonged in pinstripes for one more year.