dimaggio5 wrote:Damon wouldn't be too bad to sign. Damon for 10-13 for 4-5 years, would solve our CF woes for the next few years. Hopefully the Yanks develop or find a young CF to replace Damon within that time. If Thompson has game we can always plug him in for Shef within a few years. And remember Matsui is more of a RF than a LF so we could have an OF of Thomspn in LF, Damon in CF and Matsui in RF. LF at Yankee Stadium is big so you basically need 2 CFs to play the left side. Thomson and Damon could fit that bill. In between Damon's contract, Giambi, RJ, Moose, Shef and Posoda (?) should all come off. That's close to 70 million more in savings. I think Damon is a good intermediate fix. Plus a middle of Jeter, Cano and Damon should give a good defense for teh pitching.
How does this look?
8. a potential 1b or good hitting stick
What I like is that from 9 to 2, we'll have guys that can get on base for the sticks in the middle. And the 7 and 8 holes wouldn;t be too shabby for production and protection. Solid lineup. Now the pitching is a whole different issue. That's going to be a work in progress.
You'd give a 31 year old Damon 4-5 years? Not a chance he'll be worth it after 3. Remember, Bernie is 36 and has been tailing off for the last two years at least. Damon has an awful arm but more importantly, you have to look at the future. Yes, its a great immediate fix; he's a very good player, but 4-5 years down the road, I don't see it staying that way. Quite simply, at that point, he's not worth the money.