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Shave and a Haircut
Posted By Cliff Corcoran On December 20, 2005 @ 9:31 pm In Bronx Banter | Comments Disabled
While we were busy yesterday fretting over possible non-tenders such as Corey Patterson, Russell Branyan (both of whom were tendered after all), and Hee Seop Choi (who was re-signed by the Dodgers), Brian Cashman was cooking up a much tastier treat. Never mind Jason Michaels, Johnny Damon is coming to the Bronx. Get that barber’s chair  ready.
Pending a physical and the hammering out of a few details, the Yankees will pay Damon $52 million over the next four years. My initial two bits:
2005 Home: .334/.391/.440 – .106 ISP
2005 Road: .298/.342/.438 – .140 ISP
2002-2004 Home: .318/.388/.448 – .130 ISP
2002-2004 Road: .278/.340/.433 – .155 ISP
As nearly all of Damon’s home runs are shots pulled down the right field line, expect Damon’s power numbers to improve as a result of the move from Fenway to Yankee Stadium.
R – Derek Jeter (SS)
L – Johnny Damon (CF)
R – Alex Rodriguez (3B)
L – Jason Giambi (1B)
R – Gary Sheffield (RF)
L – Hideki Matsui (LF)
S – Jorge Posada (C)
L – Robinson Cano (2B)
R – Andy Phillips (DH)
Now if the Yankees were to sign Mike Piazza and bump Phillips to the bench . . .
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