AquaMan2342 wrote:Pogotheostrich wrote:AquaMan2342 wrote:If they sign Damon, it's likely they will be a better all around team than they were last year, while getting younger and cheaper in the process.
The offense takes a small hit in the short term IMO but the big thing to me is their defense is going to be much worse.
Verlander, Scherzer, Porcello will look pretty good in a few years. Are they really going to be cheaper? It seems like they actually added a little bit of payroll if they sign Damon.
Today I read that if Damon is signed, they might send Jackson down to get more seasoning in the minors. That would put Clete Thomas in center.....who is a great defensive player. Damon would be an upgrade over Guillen/Raburn and Maggs is Maggs. With this I'd say the defense might actually be better because Thomas is good. Offensively it's hard to say....I suppose it depends on Damon.
With price I suppose it's also a wash or so.
AJax is considered a plus defender already, so I'm not sure how much better Thomas would be defensively.