Hindsight: Johnny Damon

Written by Colin on June 27, 2010 – 2:40 pm

Remember when there was speculation that the Atlanta Braves might beat out the Detroit Tigers for outfielder Johnny Damon? The argument was that Damon would provide some power and consistency in the outfield.

Man, am I glad we didn’t pay $8M for an outfielder that can’t field or throw particularly well, is hitting .269 with 18 RBI and 3 HR.

Eric Hinske is doing just fine by me. For contrast, we paid him $1M and he’s batting .308, has knocked in 28 runs, has 5 homers, and has struck out 33 times to Damon’s 40. The only thing that Damon is better than Hinske at is walking. Damon has more than double the number of walks Eric’s landed (37 to 15).

In hindsight, I’m so glad we didn’t pay out $8M for a player who is underperforming one of our bargain retreads. Damon’s simply not worth the money the Tigers are paying him.

Plus, we’ve got the salary room to make a move if we decide to pull the trigger on a deal going into the second half of the season.


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One Response to “Hindsight: Johnny Damon”

  1. By Edin on Nov 25, 2012 | Reply

    You gotta be kidding me that old goat I know she isn’t amoslt 40 Does he really want to be on the same team with Longo do the wives get to meet all the players .Damon let me tell you this..Longo is like 24 yrs old, good looking kid (who the little girls go crazy over), and he will make a hell of a lot more money than you the rest of his career Good luck with you new teammates and keep her in Orlando

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