DH talks still focused on Damon

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

3 thoughts on “DH talks still focused on Damon

  1. williamjtasker

    Good take. Damon is better than Ibanez at this point in their relative careers.

    • Michael P

      Damon is better than Ibanez, but is he a better fit? Andruw Jones is going to get the majority of at bats against lefties, and Damon doesn't have much of a split. If the Yankees hadn't signed Jones, I would like the idea of Damon as a full time DH, but now I think I would rather see them obtain a guy who has a more drastic platoon split.

  2. Bill

    Can't argue with that theory. You'd think JD would have learned after the winter of 2009 that you can't play poker with Brian Cashman. As a baseball executive, Cashman is as calulcating as they come. While Damon might have been well received in Detroit and Tampa Bay the past couple of years, his performance and personality wouldn't have hurt the 2010-2011 Yankees one little bit. And maybe would have made a huge difference in a big spot last October 6.

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