Damon to Yankees

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  1. amholl macrumors 6502

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    Damon reached a 4 yr/ 52mil deal with the Yankees. Why couldnt he take 12 mil less to stay with the sox. This shows how baseball is a buisness. Now the sox neeeed to get Coco Crisp. I would give marte and arroyo. And we need manny to come back this year.
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    yea damon...but he stinks now/what he used to be IMO, but the yankees still think they can buy a world series....
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    !!!!!!!!!

    Those damn Yankees. Always trying to buy championships.

    That being said, I wish Steinbrenner owned the Phillies. At least I'd know we'd always be competitive.
     
  4. gwuMACaddict macrumors 68040

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    Should probably be discussed in the "Hot Stove Thread", but... jeez...

    Didn't think that was going to happen
     
  5. iSaint macrumors 603

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    Damon goes to Yankees!

    NYlink

    unbelievable! No dedication in pro sports!
     
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    When are players going to realize that it's much better to play for a team like Boston where you'll be one of the few All-Star players intead of going to the Yankees and being just a minute part of the team when you have eight other potential All-Stars.

    I hope the Yankees suck something awful again this season. And by that I mean lose in the first round of the playoffs.
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Oh come on. If I were in his shoes I'd go to the Yankees too. On paper the Yankees are the better team. Plus, They offered much more money.
     
  9. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    It's not just on paper my friend, it basically a proven fact. :p Besides Everyone knows Boston Sucks, thats why everyone is jumping ship. (or wishing they could!)
     
  10. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    Koodauw, you still have no starting pitching. Good luck.

    This disgusts me. Is there NO loyalty in sports any more? I mean, I know we're talking about a lot of money, but didn't Damon develop any feeling for boston at all? We always hear about how Boston and NY players have real dislike for each other... I guess that's just a lie. It really is just all about the money.

    On a related note - do Yankee fans WANT this guy? He was a huge part of the 2004 run (grand slam in game 7) and one of the main "idiots" on that team. I mean, if I were an NYY fan I'd hate Damon (like I hate David Wells, a true yankee who should never have come to boston) regardless of how good the guy is.
     
  11. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    Forget the loyalty of players, what about owners? Damon is a big part of that team. Shouldn't the Sox have put out as much money as need be to keep him? It's not like they are battling a cap. At least this is how I feel about my Phils and Wagner. I'm way more pissed at the Phills for letting him go than at Wagner for signing with a division rival.
     
  12. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    Of course, the Yankees haven't won a World Series since Giambi signed with them. We A's fans like to call it "The Curse of the Giambino."
    :p

    Of course then again, the A's haven't done much in the postseason since then either...:confused:
     
  13. Deepdale macrumors 68000

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    I hope this does not start a turf war between New York barbers.
     

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  14. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

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    Player loyalty to teams? Ho, ho, ho. That went away with the Reserve Clause.
     
  15. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Humm no starting pitching?

    Chacon was 7-3 with a 2.85 ERA last year,
    Small Was 10-0 with a 3.20 ERA
    Wang was 8-5 with a 4.20 ERA,

    Throw in there Johnson, Mussina, a healthy Pavano, possibly a healthy Wright, and Ill take my chances. Thats not a bad line up my friend.
     
  16. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    No Sox fan here, but...

    Chacon: think he'll replicate those numbers over a whole season?
    Small: see Chacon.
    Wang: young, and needs to stay healthy.
    Johnson: solid, but old... knees are a concern.
    Mussina: solid, but he's no Mussina of the late 90's (his ERA last 4 years with BAL = 3.20, 3.49, 3.50, 3.79... his 5 years with NYY = 3.15, 4.05, 3.40, 4.59, 4.41)
    Pavano: overpaid for someone who's had ONE good year (last with FLA)... a career sub-.500 pitcher.
    Wright: like Pavano, needs to stay healthy... and again, he only had ONE good year (look at his stats with CLE too)

    Overall, the Yankees have got 2 solid starters who are in the last stages of their career, 2 mediocre starters with health concerns, 2 starters who had career years last year, and 1 youngster with shoulder problems.
     
  17. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I hate to sound nostalgic or naive, but Damon going to the Yankees is a betrayal if ever there was one.

    It's just so cynical....
     
  18. _Matt macrumors 6502

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    jesus? is that you? :eek:

    Welcome to the team!
     

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  19. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    If Jesus played baseball I can GUARANTEE he would not play for the Yankees....;)
     
  20. Studawg7 macrumors regular

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    if you ever played baseball as a young boy and have been a big fan of baseball, youve always dreamed of playing for the yankees.
     
  21. eva01 macrumors 601

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    eh i played baseball for 14 years, and i never wanted to be on the yankees i would have rather been executed then play for them.
     
  22. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Duh! He'd play for the Angels :p

    Sorry, I couldn't resist. (And I don't even like baseball).
     
  23. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I was thinking the same thing but had the good taste not to make the obvious connection. :D ;)
     
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    "There's no way I can go play for the Yankees, but I know they're going to come after me hard," he told MLB.com then. "It's definitely not the most important thing to go out there for the top dollar, which the Yankees are going to offer me. It's not what I need."
     

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