Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Johnny Be With You

The Yankees signed Johnny Damon to a 4 yr, $52 million contract tonight. Five of the top 12 run scorers from last season are now wearing pinstripes.

I'm wondering which take Bill Simmons will have for page 2. The choices are:

A: Damon's asking price was way too much for a guy who's on the downside of his career and needs a relay man to get the ball to 2nd base. But with the Yankees' payroll they can afford to overpay whoever they want.

B: This wouldn't have happened if Theo Epstein were completely in charge. The Sox are being punished for Larry Lucchino's ego trip.

C: The Sox will be fine if they can trade for Jeremy Reed, a prototypical lead off man with tremendous UPside.

D: This is reminiscent of when Daniel LaRusso left Mr. Miyagi to train with Kreese and the Cobra Kais in Karate Kid III.

E: All of the above.

In an upset, I think I'm only going with A. Stay tuned.


At Wed Dec 21, 06:27:00 AM PST , Anonymous jason said...

Don't forget the most important element of this trade - the Yankee's ban on facial hair! It changed Giambi from cool roid-ragin' bad boy to broken down antiperspirant pitchman.

We're about to witness the thawing of a caveman

At Wed Dec 21, 05:39:00 PM PST , Blogger insomniac said...

If anyone heard Simmons on the radio today, he did in fact go with option A.

Now if only I could pick pointspreads with same sort of accuracy.


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