Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Yankees Add Damon to their Lineup

It seems that every off-season the Yanks pick up some huge name(s) - such as Gary Sheffield, Alex Rodriguez, Randy Johnson, just to name a few. So, it should be of relatively little surprise that they will be loading up again this year with Boston Red Sox star Johnny Damon, who reportedly will be paid $52 million, over four years.

To look at his salary a little closer, that is a $1 million a month, plus a million dollar bonus, each year. To break it down even further, assume he works 40 hours a week for 50 weeks in a year - he's making $6,500 an hour. Or how about this... for each game he plays (162 regular season games), he will earn $80,246.91.

So, the big question now is, with another enormous investment, are Steinbrenner's Yankees going to win the World Series in '06?


Anonymous said...

I'm a huge Red Sox fan and I'm pretty furious that the Yankees snaked JD, but in the long run, I don't think it was a wise move. The Red Sox didn't sign him because unlike the Yankees, they don't think he's worth 52million for the next four years, and he's not. When Pedro left Boston he signed a 53million dollar deal for four years, just one million more than this. How could anyone compare JD with Pedro, a hall of famer? Not only does Johnny, hands down, have the worst arm in baseball, he has never hit well in Yankee stadium and he's not going to put up the tye of leadoff numbers that he did in Boston, in New York for the next four years. What a dumb decision it was to leave Boston and ruin his legacy and the chance of actually being remembered somewhere when he retires, because I doubt that will happen for him in New York. Whatever happened to loyalty to and pride for the city you play for. JD's wild spirit and potentially great career just went to die in New York with Giambi's. What a jerk.