It looks like the Tigers are going to sign Johnny Damon and while they play different positions in the field, Damon will fill at lead off and all but try to fill in for the Tigers exciting former centerfielder. It’s also interesting because the Yankees have effectively made the swap but in the other direction. That’s why Troy Patterson’s latest is about the Yankees basically getting a younger Johnny Damon in Curtis Granderson.
What’s also interesting is if the Tigers sign Damon to the rumored $7 million, they’ll actually paying more for Damon to fill in for a year then they would have paid Granderson ($5.5 million) in 2010. Of course with that cheap year out of the way, Granderson might be tougher to trade after the 2010 season. Bottom line is, it’s been an interesting offseason for the Tigers. Let’s just hope the front office knows what they’re doing.