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Postby rlee » Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:31 pm

Looking at Boros' initial request - 7 years, $84 mill, and the Bosox initail offer of 3 years, $27-30 mill, I think Boros will dig in his heels for what he wants and Damon will wind up somewhere else. I have nothing to base this on other than gut feel, but I think the gap is too wide. Some team will be willing to go more than 3 or 4 years and Boros will leap and take it. Just my guess. Oh, it won't be the Yankees. They'll wind up with Brian Giles.
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Postby wrveres » Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:52 am

Even if it is not the Yankees. Boros will get another team in there to drive up the price.
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Postby RynMan » Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:04 pm

wrveres wrote:Even if it is not the Yankees. Boros will get another team in there to drive up the price.


Probably a team with a new GM wanting to show the fans something.
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Postby thedude » Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:39 pm

Yankees have said they would consider damon @ 4yr/44m.
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Postby blankman » Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:09 pm

thedude wrote:Yankees have said they would consider damon @ 4yr/44m.


Cashman should be fired on the spot if he signs Damon for anything :-t
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:12 pm

either him or Hoffman will be the most overpaid player this offseason
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Postby Yoda » Mon Nov 21, 2005 12:04 pm

I never understood why everyone thinks Damon is so great. I think he's no more than an above average player who had a couple of good seasons.
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Postby afromangettindrunk » Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:10 am

blankman wrote:
thedude wrote:Yankees have said they would consider damon @ 4yr/44m.


Cashman should be fired on the spot if he signs Damon for anything :-t


Such an insightful comment. No homerism/bitterness there ;-7 :-?
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Postby mikekim2121 » Tue Nov 22, 2005 6:19 am

I dont think he's a superstar but it seems like he knows how to score runs. I know that seems like a simple statement but even without any crazy seasons in terms of avg, he has consistently scored 100+ times for almost a decade.

Obviously, hitting at the top of the lineup helps but he's still been very solid in that category
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Postby acapulco » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:19 am

It's not simply that Damon hits leadoff that accounts for his 100+ runs scored yearly. So do 31 other guys. He's on base a lot, has extra base power, and steals the occasional base (less with the Red Sox than with his previous teams). If there's been a better lead off hitter in either league the last 5 years I don't know who it is. (BTW, it isn't Crawford who steals bases but has a pretty bad OBP).
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