Do The Yankees Need Injury Prone Nick Johnson?

Posted: 22nd December 2009 by Alex Ferguson in MLB
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Nick Johnson is once again a Yankee, if the reports are right . As a Yankee fan, I should be happy. In 2001 he pulled off a brilliant catch from first base that sticks in my mind. He's not a horrible hitter (lifetime .273 hitter). He's seen as being the 'next Johnny Damon' in that he'll provide a bat to cover Alex Rodriguez and play DH for 100-odd games. But taking over from Hideki Matsui, one wonders if the New York Yankees did the right thing. Matsui was already a legend before he creamed Pedro Martinez into the November night and celebrated World Series No. 27 on an open topped bus. Now, bad knees and all, he's gone to the Los Angeles Angels, where he'll power up a very tasty line-up. Johnson's come on board with a $5 million, 1-year deal, and you know what? If it's injuries that Matsui ...

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