Detroit Tigers’ Johnny Damon Is Earning His $8 Million

Posted: 1st May 2010 by adam biggers in MLB
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Detroit Tigers fans remember Curtis Granderson. Don't they? Granderson was ushered off to New York in a multi-player deal, and the former fan-favorite is now a distant memory to the MoTown faithful. In exchange for Granderson in the three-team merry-go-round, the Tigers received Austin Jackson, Max Scherzer, Daniel Schlereth and Phil Coke. And the Arizona Diamondbacks got shafted. Jackson and Coke have panned out, to say the least. Jackson went 5-for-5 Friday, and added a round-tripper. Coke has been nothing short of spectacular, and leads the American League's best bullpen. Contrary to popular belief, the Granderson trade was not the biggest offseason transaction. Snagging the 36-year old, 16-year veteran Johnny Damon for the bargain basement price of $8 million a year was. Yes, you heard ...

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