Damon on returning to NY: “I never say never anymore”
Here’s an interesting Johnny Damon item on the evening.
From Tyler Kepner of the New York Times:
Johnny Damon, via text msg: “I’m sure things will work out somewhere.” Has he ruled out NYY? “I never say never anymore.”
Kepner subsequently added the following:
That said, from what I can tell, Hal Steinbrenner and Cashman are serious about not wanting to exceed $200M, and Yanks believe in Gardner.
At this point, it is difficult to read Damon’s market. No team, in particular, seems to have a genuine interest in him for their outfield, but, as a result, his price has fallen to the point where he could be a major bargain. Perhaps a club will be compelled to sign him on that alone. In any event, I would expect the Yankees to receive a final phone call from Scott Boras if Damon were about to sign with another organization, just in case they are willing to match a low figure.
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