photo by Samara Pearlstein
Well, it looks like the Tigers have signed Damon. A “source familiar with negotiations” is saying that it’s a one year, $8 million contract. It’s not yet official because Damon has yet to take/pass a physical, and Mr. Dombrowski is refusing to confirm or deny anything until after the hypothetical-but-at-this-point-extremely-likely exam takes place.
He will play left field, because the idea of his arm in center in Comerica is beyond hilarious. Carlos Guillen and his Surgically Repaired Knees will DH a lot. Sometimes Damon will DH and Carlos will be filled with resentment and bodily pain. I guess Austin Jackson had better be up for significant playing time at the big league level. Ryan Raburn is at home crying into a bottle of Absolut right now.
Naturally I hate it. I suppose I shall have to revive my Sheffield at the Plate Policy, which involved imagining that it was Paws out there every time he had to come up to hit. Look, you all have your little ways of retaining your sanity, I have mine.
At least it isn’t a two year deal. Sigh.
Hey, on the bright side: welcome to Detroit, Michelle Damon! Hope you hate it here just as much as you overtly thought you would!