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Postby acapulco » Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:01 pm

There have been a few posts on the message board suggesting that Damon is in decline or is a health risk. Whille I don't think he'll be as good 5 years from now as he will be next season, the fact remains that his last few seasons with the Red Sox have been outstanding. And, he plays through injuries (which is why last season wasn't as good as '04). Going into Sept he was leading the AL in batting average.

In this day and age when players go on the disabled list after sneezing too hard (Sosa), Damon has NEVER been on the disabled list. If you look at players who've played more than 8--10 yrs, that places him in the select company of Ripken and 1 or 2 others.
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Postby BabyBulls » Fri Dec 16, 2005 6:36 pm

acapulco wrote:There have been a few posts on the message board suggesting that Damon is in decline or is a health risk. Whille I don't think he'll be as good 5 years from now as he will be next season, the fact remains that his last few seasons with the Red Sox have been outstanding. And, he plays through injuries (which is why last season wasn't as good as '04). Going into Sept he was leading the AL in batting average.

In this day and age when players go on the disabled list after sneezing too hard (Sosa), Damon has NEVER been on the disabled list. If you look at players who've played more than 8--10 yrs, that places him in the select company of Ripken and 1 or 2 others.



Hes still 32 yrs old, and coming off a shoulder injury. Who will want a 35,36 yr old outfielder maken 10 mill a yr and who cant play D in a couple yrs. If your the Sox, would you rather have Damon, who will be great for the short term, but will be one of those 35 yr old veterns making too much money or do you go with the future in Reed.He might not be great, but in couple years, he could be a solid player hitting .300 and gave you 20- 30 SB a season.
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Postby BabyBulls » Fri Dec 16, 2005 7:02 pm

BabyBulls wrote:
acapulco wrote:There have been a few posts on the message board suggesting that Damon is in decline or is a health risk. Whille I don't think he'll be as good 5 years from now as he will be next season, the fact remains that his last few seasons with the Red Sox have been outstanding. And, he plays through injuries (which is why last season wasn't as good as '04). Going into Sept he was leading the AL in batting average. .


In this day and age when players go on the disabled list after sneezing too hard (Sosa), Damon has NEVER been on the disabled list. If you look at players who've played more than 8--10 yrs, that places him in the select company of Ripken and 1 or 2 others.


Hes still 32 yrs old, and coming off a shoulder injury. Who will want a 35,36 yr old outfielder maken 10 mill a yr and who cant play D in a couple yrs. If your the Sox, would you rather have Damon, who will be great for the short term, but will be one of those 35 yr old veterns making too much money or do you go with the future in Reed.He might not be great, but in couple years, he could be a solid player hitting .300 and gave you 20- 30 SB a season.




EDIT: Heres some FA they could go after next year, with the money they saved from not signing Damon and trading away CLement and if they deal Lowell.

FAs
Barry Zito
Torii Hunter (just move reed to RF or somthing)
Aaron Rowand (Player + Team Options)(arb.) Good role player
Carlos Lee
Derrek Lee
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