Johnny Damon has finally reached a contract agreement with the Detroit Tigers. The deal is speculated to be worth $8 million for 1 year. I’ve covered Johnny so much this off-season that this signing allows me to breathe a sigh of relief.
Reaction: In my opinion, the Tigers really screwed up this off-season. They are paying Johnny Damon $1.5 million more than they would have paid Curtis Granderson. Yes, Detroit unloaded Granderson’s final two years after 2010, but at what price? Will Austin Jackson perform at a fraction of Granderson’s costs in the future? That remains to be seen, but I’m in the majority that believes the Yankees sold high on Jackson. Jackson displayed great speed and defensive in the outfield, but his power numbers(2 HRs in Triple A in 2009) were a bit alarming. Another great off-season for the Yankees.
Tiger Fans: Enjoy the impressive defensive showing by Damon this season.