"mmmmmaybe, Johnny, but the important question is, are you going to get paid 15 million bucks for it?"
I_Am_Weasel: Pitchers do comprise a good percentage of the league.
ox45tallboy: [assets.gearlive.com image 306x291]"mmmmmaybe, Johnny, but the important question is, are you going to get paid 15 million bucks for it?"
Piizzadude: You could do worse at DH unless he goes back to being Manny. It also depends on the price tag. What is the veteran minimum?
chimp_ninja: Piizzadude: You could do worse at DH unless he goes back to being Manny. It also depends on the price tag. What is the veteran minimum?I mean, you could do worse by signing Air Bud or Minnie Miñoso or something. But there's no reason to think Johnny Damon is worth the minimum salary right now.His last full season was 2012, where at the age of 38 he hit .222/.281/.329. Now he's been out of baseball for almost two years and he's 40 years old.Here's a complete list of 40+-year-old players in MLB right now, courtesy of Baseball Reference:1. Jason Giambi (CLE, born 1971-01-08) - presently sitting on the DL after hitting .128/.212/.277 in limited duty.2. Raul Ibanez (LAA, born 1972-06-02) - recently released by the Angels and picked up by the Royals in a bizarre move. Hitting .163/.257/.281 in 2014.3. Ichiro Suzuki (NYY, born 1973-10-22) - Presently hitting .286/.346/.321 as a fourth outfielder.4. Derek Jeter (NYY, born 1974-06-26) - Presently hitting .268/.321/.324 as a sympathy shortstop who can't defend.You know what those four guys had in common? They were all legitimate starters at age 38. Jeter finished 7th in the MVP voting. Ichiro was still a defensive wizard who could sort of hit. Ibanez was a balanced hitter who played 155 games. Giambi was kind of terrible that year, but he was hurt and it was sandwiched between age-37 and age-39 seasons where he had a .370+ OBP.Johnny Damon looked completely done at 38. He was never dedicated to conditioning like Ibanez/Ichiro have always been. He hasn't been a good defender in a decade, in large part because of his famously weak arm, so you'd have to DH him. He's not at an Ichiro/Jeter level of fame where fans will turn out just to see him one more time. He never had the team loyalty to get the Jeter sympaty contract. And now he's been on his couch for 2 years.You could make a weird argument that he'd be a platoon DH and pinch-runner or something for a non-competitor, but history says he probably ...
LarryDan43: Half the league are pitchers, so technically correct?
LessO2: Looks like Jesus, throws like Mary./always loved that line
Piizzadude: OK I see your point, and cannot dispute it with any stats to the contrary, but one thing that you are supporting is that there is worse in the majors right now.
chimp_ninja: 1) The Yankees. They have already collected all the senior citizens they can find, and need the DH spot to rest their old-ass position players.
Piizzadude: So the Yankees it is then....
The Bestest: Piizzadude: So the Yankees it is then....Yankees are in no shape or form looking for a DH. Their current priorities are:1) Starting pitcher (there's a chance CC is done. MRI tomorrow I think)2) Starting pitcher3) left side infielder (they've already demoted Solarte)4) starting pitcher
Piizzadude: MLB teams have thrown away money
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