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Rumor: Damon and Guerrero seeking $5 million each

Wondering why the Yankees haven't been interested in either Vladimir Guerrero or Johnny Damon to fill their vacant DH spot? It seems to have something to do with their asking prices. Despite the fact that it's a buyers market with a glutton of DH-types still available, Damon and Guerrero are holding out for $5 million each, ...

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Rumor: the Yankees plan to replace their DH

Now that the Yankees have made the Michael Pineda trade official they can now address replacing Jesus Montero as the team's DH. Joel Sherman of the NY Post outlined exactly how the Yankees plan on replacing him this offseason. It involves trying to trade pitching, specifically A.J. Burnett, either straight up for a DH-type or for ...

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Rumor: Johnny Damon badly wants back on the Yankees

Johnny Damon never wanted to leave the Yankees after the 2009 season, but lost a financial game of chicken to GM Brian Cashman. Now that the Yankees have an opening at DH, Damon is said to badly want to return to the Bronx, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post. There are two problems preventing ...

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Rumor: the Yankees have not initiated talks with DH’s

Ever since the Yankees traded away Jesus Montero, their expected DH, they have been in contact with Johnny Damon, Hideki Matsui, Vladimir Guerrero, and Raul Ibanez. The Yankees don't sound too interested though as Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record reports, all discussions have gone one way with agents representing the players initiating all of the ...

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Rumor: Yankees have spoken with Damon about DH’ing

Following the Jesus Montero for Michael Pineda trade, the Yankees are searching for a DH to fill Montero's spot. Apparently the list of possible replacements includes Johnny Damon, whom they have been in contact with, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. To put it simply, signing Damon would be a bad idea. The Yankees got ...

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Damon Chose Milestone, Playing Everyday to Yankees Return

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The Yankees flirted with signing Johnny Damon this offseason, but eventually settled on Andruw Jones after they couldn't reach an agreement with him. Apparently the problem was that the Yankees weren't offering Damon enough playing time. According to Ken Davidoff of Newsday, the Yankees pitched Damon a scenario where he would play two days ...

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The Rays Try to Become ’04 Sox, Jays Trade Their Albatross

We're just about three weeks away from the time pitchers and catchers report to spring training, but moves are still being made. The Rays made a big splash yesterday by signing 2004 World Series heroes Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez presumably to play left field and DH respectively. At this point in their careers ...

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Rumors: Don’t Rule Out Damon Until Deal is Done with Jones

Via Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports: While A. Jones appears Yankees' focus, don't rule them out on Damon. He wants more ABs than Yanks can give, but loves NY. And via Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated: Yankees like Damon and believe he might be able to help tortured A.J. Burnett. But Damon can get more time w/Angels ...

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