New York Monkey Business
The Three Amigos?
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Is Damon in a NYY State of Mind?
"'I think New York's a great city,' Damon said ... Damon also thinks the Yankees have a great team, and he's thought about joining them. 'I have,' he said. 'That's a lineup people dream about. It would be one of the best lineups we've seen in a long time.'"
"'They're just one of the teams in the market right now,' Damon said of Boston. 'They've had all the time in the world, and I've given them every chance before last season and during the season. It wasn't until after the season that they wanted to start talking. By that time, I'd taken all the risk and played through all the injuries.'"
"'Now I'm a free agent, and I'll see what's out there. I'm excited about it.'"
"'The clubhouse is changing. Our team doctor is gone, and our team chiropractor is gone ... Bill Mueller will be gone. And Kevin Millar, who was instrumental in keeping the clubhouse loose,' Damon said. 'There's been a lot of changes. That's why signing me early was very important.'"
"'We were guys who didn't care about The Curse. That's the reason we were able to win. Without certain guys, it's going to be tough. There were a lot of changes last year, which never should have happened. Pedro and Derek Lowe could pitch on the big stage.'" -- 12.7, John Heyman, Newsday
Rock $tar Changed His Tune Apparently
"'There's no way I can go play for the Yankees, but I know they are going to come after me hard,' Damon said. 'It's definitely not the most important thing to go out there for the top dollar, which the Yankees are going to offer me. It's not what I need.'" -- 05.01.05, Alan Eskew, MLB.com
Does Boras Really Have a 5/$70M Deal for Damon?