New York Yankees Sign Nick Johnson, End Johnny Damon Era

Posted: 18th December 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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The New York Yankees signed a left-handed hitter to hit second in their lineup in 2010 and itÆs not Johnny Damon.
ESPN.comÆs Buster Olney, via Twitter , is reporting that the Yankees have signed 1B Nick Johnson to a one-year, $5.5 million contract. The deal also includes a mutual option for 2011 for $5.5 million. Signing Johnson essentially ends the Damon era in the Bronx. Damon played the same game Jason Bay tried to play with the Red Sox. Both thought they were being undervalued by their current team and wanted to get paid what they thought their market value was. ItÆs fine for them to try to get what they think they deserve, but you canÆt strong-arm a big market team that isnÆt desperate to sign you. It just doesnÆt work. CC Sabathia was able to strong-arm the Yankees last se ...

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