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Why Exactly Is Nick Johnson Better Than Johnny Damon?

Johnson has reportedly signed a 1-year/$5.5 million contract with the New York Yankees.

His signing clearly states that Johnny Damon's time as a Yankee is over.

Damon is 36 and saw his asking price of 2-years/$26 million from this morning drop to 2-years/$20 million as he tried to stay in pinstripes.

The move is not only curious considering he'd have cost only $4.5 million more a year than Johnson and Hideki Matsui only cost the Angels $6.5 million.

Now Matsui has bad knees so it's understandable as to why the Yankees opted to go with a younger Johnson with knees that are actually usable.

But, Damon brought speed to the DH spot which Johnson clearly doesn't. A bat that tends to find the ball in the clutch ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

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