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The Yankees have now lost Damon and Matsui


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The Yankees have now lost Damon and Matsui this off season. The Yankees are no longer a team that locks up all its free agents. You never would have seen the Yankees lose two key guys like this several years ago. I look forward to seeing who Damon signs with now. I might even start rooting for him again.

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The Yankees have now lost Damon and Matsui this off season. The Yankees are no longer a team that locks up all its free agents. You never would have seen the Yankees lose two key guys like this several years ago.

They didn't "lose" them... they just didn't want them anymore...

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It wouldn't shock me if they ended up re-signing Damon - as they're not particularly good in the corner OF positions, and Johnson's Mr. Glass at DH. And there's probably not much of a market for Damon.

Hmmm... would Damon consider playing 1B for a year? :mwahaha:

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I suspect they still wanted Damon - they just didn't want to pay him what he wants. All things being equal I'd rather have Damon (even though the 1-year deal Johnson agreed to obviously means all things aren't equal).

That could be. So, it's not that they "lost" him, it's that they don't want him a whole lot ;-)

I wonder if they wanted Matsui at all...

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They didn't "loose" Giambi or Bernie Williams or Carl Pavano or Gary Sheffield

They simply knew that these players were over the hill and didn't overpay for a has been. Matsui is cooked... Damon is still a decent hitter but he's purely a DH/PH/PR guy now. He cannot contribute to a winning team with his glove in any capacity.

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They didn't "loose" Giambi or Bernie Williams or Carl Pavano or Gary Sheffield

They simply knew that these players were over the hill and didn't overpay for a has been. Matsui is cooked... Damon is still a decent hitter but he's purely a DH/PH/PR guy now. He cannot contribute to a winning team with his glove in any capacity.

Well the Yankees overpay for nearly every player they get. They most certainly overpaid for Pavano as his contract was a disaster from the get-go. One of the worse deals of the past decade.

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Well the Yankees overpay for nearly every player they get. They most certainly overpaid for Pavano as his contract was a disaster from the get-go. One of the worse deals of the past decade.

And how much did this hurt the MFYankees? ;)

I'm being semi serious. I don't know really know, but I just assume it didn't really.

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