Why Not Add Johnny Damon? Damon Wants To Know Himself
The Yankees only have 2 tiny problems to kink out before they are ready for the 2012 season. One of them would be to send away A.J Burnett, and another one would be to get at least 2 bats for their bench. The Yankees have had an eye on Raul Ibanez and are attempting to bring back Eric Chavez but in a tiny article by Andrew Marchand of ESPN, Johnny Damon is questioning why he hasn’t gotten a call from the Yankees yet. Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Johnny Damon doesn’t know why his phone is not ringing this offseason. He can’t understand why the Yankees are seemingly going to sign Raul Ibanez over him. And he is asking, “Why?”
“I think it’s a perfect fit,” Damon told CBS Sports’ Heyman. “But for some reason you have the year I had, especially with a team that has trouble scoring, and you can’t even get a call to continue playing.”
Well I’m going to think of it this way. Johnny Damon is also on the verge of getting 3,000 hits just like Derek Jeter was last year. I believe that the reason the Yankees are holding back on Damon is because of 3,000. I would get the idea that since Derek Jeter already had 3,000 hits, the Yankees wouldn’t want to have Damon to be another distraction to the team. After all the Yankees are trying to get #28, not put the focus from Jeter to Damon.
So why do you think the Yankees haven’t called Johnny Damon. Is it because of his journey to 3,000 or because of something else? Place your thoughts in the comments section below.