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Hold That Tiger


One of the least compelling Hot Stove dramas in recent memory has come to a close. According to a report, Johnny Damon has signed a one-year deal with the Tigers.

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1 rbj   ~  Feb 20, 2010 8:12 pm

Cool. I'll be able to see him then.

2 Yankster   ~  Feb 20, 2010 8:45 pm

I guess the drama is now whether he'll be good enough this year to sign a 37 year old deal next year for more than $6 million. I wonder if this is all deferred money $1 million per year starting in 2020 when the present value will have come down to about $2 million...

3 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Feb 20, 2010 9:26 pm

no deferred money, also no-trade clause, though I imagine he'd wave it to go to a contender

4 Mattpat11   ~  Feb 20, 2010 11:27 pm

Good luck to him. Hope we won't miss him.

5 a.O   ~  Feb 21, 2010 12:45 am

Best album cover ever?

If all you have left is your bat and you're trying to show something near the end of your career, why go play in a pitcher's park? Oh right, because today's players go wherever they get the most money.

6 Mattpat11   ~  Feb 21, 2010 3:56 am

Was there an era where players didn't go for the money?

7 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Feb 21, 2010 4:18 am

Mark this one in Boras' minus column?

Just glad this post was not about Woods-san..

8 thelarmis   ~  Feb 21, 2010 4:19 am

[5] yeah man, that album cover is rather amazing!

small sample size and all, but johnny has hit very well in cavernous comerica.

9 thelarmis   ~  Feb 21, 2010 4:20 am

[7] 'sup, bro?! i've gotta head to bed. hope all is well!!!

10 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Feb 21, 2010 6:30 am

[9] You'll be long asleep now, but things are good! Got a little jazz-tour guide thing in the works, will let you know how it develops.

7 weeks of spring training is kind of dull..but excited to start reading all the season previews now.

11 Chyll Will   ~  Feb 21, 2010 1:05 pm

Ilitch is a dweeb. At least Damon gets to play this year instead of doing the trendy OPP wait til May or ASB thing.

[5] Gotta disagree man, any album cover by Ohio Players puts that argument to rest...

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