A situation that Raysheads should watch closely in the next couple of weeks is the negotiations between Johnny Damon and the Yankees. The Yankees want Damon back on a one-year deal. This is important because the 2011 class of free agent outfielders is much more enticing than this year’s. And next year’s free agent class could be led by Carl Crawford.
Don’t think the Yankees wouldn’t love to have CC as the “Next Great Yankees Outfielder.”
If we have the choice between trading Crawford now, to a team like the Giants, or watching CC roam LF for the Yankees 19 times a season against the Rays over the next 7 seasons, we are calling Brian Sabean.
DEVIL DOGS WEBTOPIA…
- We love this quote from an “industry official” about the Mets’ reluctance to go after Pat Burrell due to his poor glove: The official rolled his eyes and said, “Just lift him late in the game.” Because apparently bad defense only gives up runs late in games. [Newsday]
- Dock of the Rays is hoping the Rays and the Cubs can narrow the gap on a Milton Bradley for Pat Burrell deal and wonders if the Cubs will eat more of Bradley’s contract if the Rays throw in Andy Sonnanstine. [Dock of the Rays]
- Might the Rays look into Hideki Matsui as DH if they can trade Pat Burrell? [NPB Tracker]
- Making the case for Matt Joyce to be the everyday right fielder. [Scribbling the Majors]