Damon to the press: “Tell the Yankees I want to sign!”
Johnny Damon, speaking to the press at a light switch-flipping event at the Empire State Building yesterday:
“I know what’s here in New York - you have the new Stadium, you have the great coaches, you have the great players. You guys just have to tell Cash to get things going with me. I’m up for it.”
Damon wants to sign now. Boras likes to wait as long as possible. Damon obviously wants to sign with a certain team. Boras likes to play the field. Damon is a leftfielder. Boras’ top free agent this winter is a better leftfielder who would clearly like to have the Yankees bidding on him, either in earnest, or to simply jack his price up to other teams.
There may be dynamics in the Boras-Damon we know nothing about. Loyalty. A real game plan that is totally at odds with Damon’s current statements. But as things presently stand, there is nothing to suggest that Damon’s interests are best served by the usual Scott Boras approach.