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12.23.2005

Dark side 

So Johnny Damon signs with the Yankees for 4 years, $52 million. Apparently the Red Sox' best offer was 4 years, $40 million.

Excluding all other factors, this contract is probably too much for a guy who is 32 years old, hit the wall resoundingly (in every sense of the word) late last season, posted a good but not great OBP for a guy who plays in Fenway, and whose power numbers will probably go down sharply. But since the Yankees are a prime divisional rival (perhaps it adds 5 wins to the Yankees and takes away 5 wins from the Red Sox), it may have been worth it for the Red Sox to match the offer.

Either that, or the Red Sox are firmly committed to rebuilding in 2006.

Comments:

Yeah, I agree. I would've matched only as deterrence from the Yanks
 


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