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O's considering Johnny Damon

O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #1 by Zach » January 13th, 2012, 11:46 am

According to MLBTR, the Orioles are considering signing Johnny Damon. For me this feels very similar to the signing of Vlad last year. A retread who really doesn't have much utility outside of the DH position and will not provide anything towards the redevelopment of this organization. He doesn't bring huge pop to the lineup and isn't really a feared hitter. His .263 average from last year is below that of Vlad and no one was really happy with Vlad's production from last year.
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Re: Damon

PostPost #2 by ofahn » January 13th, 2012, 11:55 am

The ONLY way I can see him helping the team is if he accepts being a part time role player (LH DH) with no more than 300 ABs. I have my doubts. The problem is that Luke Scott wouldn't accept it, neither would Jay Payton or Melvin Mora.

Maybe the thinking is that he will be a good influence and example in the clubhouse and they can get something for him in July.
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #3 by birdwatcher55 » January 13th, 2012, 1:48 pm

I ready about this two weeks ago in the Boston Globe and I'm onboard with this move. Johnny is a very good clubhouse guy and that supposedly is an area we have had issues. I think he could be very productive for us 8-)
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #4 by ofahn » January 13th, 2012, 2:09 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:I ready about this two weeks ago in the Boston Globe and I'm onboard with this move. Johnny is a very good clubhouse guy and that supposedly is an area we have had issues. I think he could be very productive for us 8-)


IF he accepts being a part time role player.
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #5 by birdwatcher55 » January 13th, 2012, 5:04 pm

ofahn wrote:
birdwatcher55 wrote:I ready about this two weeks ago in the Boston Globe and I'm onboard with this move. Johnny is a very good clubhouse guy and that supposedly is an area we have had issues. I think he could be very productive for us 8-)


IF he accepts being a part time role player.

I'm sure he will .. he likes to be paid ;)
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #6 by OriolesRedskins28 » January 13th, 2012, 10:17 pm

Remember, Johnny Damon owns the flag court at OPCY (although that was always against Oriole pitching...) I would love to see him in an O's uniform this year.
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #7 by Rising O's » January 14th, 2012, 12:21 am

Sell the team Angelos.
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #8 by Matt P » January 14th, 2012, 2:36 am

Absolutely pathetic if true.
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #9 by birdwatcher55 » January 14th, 2012, 9:58 am

Guys chill please. I think JD would be an asset here for a lot of reasons. As for PGA selling, dream on LOL 8-)
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #10 by Jordan Tuwiner » January 14th, 2012, 10:15 am

birdwatcher55 wrote:Guys chill please. I think JD would be an asset here for a lot of reasons. As for PGA selling, dream on LOL 8-)

Nolan Reimold's 2011 WRC+: 112
Johnny Damon's 2011 WRC+: 109

Not sure why they would need Damon. Reimold's cheaper and has more room to improve while Damon's on the decline.
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #11 by CSPitt17130 » January 14th, 2012, 11:40 am

birdwatcher55 wrote:I think JD would be an asset here for a lot of reasons.


Name one.
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #12 by OriolesRedskins28 » January 14th, 2012, 11:48 pm

Jordan wrote:
birdwatcher55 wrote:Guys chill please. I think JD would be an asset here for a lot of reasons. As for PGA selling, dream on LOL 8-)

Nolan Reimold's 2011 WRC+: 112
Johnny Damon's 2011 WRC+: 109

Not sure why they would need Damon. Reimold's cheaper and has more room to improve while Damon's on the decline.


Damon could be a platoon DH and not effect Reimold's time in LF. If they plan to bring Damon in to take playing time away from Reimold or even play the field at all I think that would be ridiculous.
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #13 by birdwatcher55 » January 15th, 2012, 8:29 am

CSPitt17130 wrote:
birdwatcher55 wrote:I think JD would be an asset here for a lot of reasons.


Name one.

Good clubhouse presence, leadership etc.; still has pop (could hit 20 HRs); good role player, winning background 8-)
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #14 by thezeroes » January 15th, 2012, 11:04 am

birdwatcher55 wrote:CSPitt17130 wrote:
birdwatcher55 wrote:
I think JD would be an asset here for a lot of reasons.

Name one.
Good clubhouse presence, leadership etc.; still has pop (could hit 20 HRs); good role player, winning background


Who would he replace on the Forty Man Roster that would have LESS up-side than he (Damon) has???
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Re: O's considering Johnny Damon

PostPost #15 by CSPitt17130 » January 15th, 2012, 1:15 pm

birdwatcher55 wrote:Good clubhouse presence, leadership etc.; still has pop (could hit 20 HRs); good role player, winning background 8-)


Good clubhouse presence, leadership etc. are good things for players who can still play but that's all he would offer. He's hit 8 and 16 homeruns in the last two years in 613 and 647 plate appearances so 20 would be a bit of a stretch even if he played full time, which I don't think anyone wants. You wouldn't want him in the field at this point so he'd essentially be a league average DH with little to no pop. But I guess he's got all those intangibles.
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