Damon: Why not me, Yanks?

February, 16, 2012
2/16/12
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Johnny Damon doesn't know why his phone is not ringing this offseason. He can't understand why the Yankees are seemingly going to sign Raul Ibanez over him. And he is asking, "Why?"

"I think it's a perfect fit,'' Damon told CBS Sports' Heyman. "But for some reason you have the year I had, especially with a team that has trouble scoring, and you can't even get a call to continue playing."

The Yankees are expected to sign a free agent DH after the A.J. Burnett saga ends. Ibanez is to the favorite to be the guy. Damon appears to be the second choice. Of course, silver medals don't help Damon.
Andrew Marchand is a senior writer for ESPNNewYork. He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio. He joined ESPN in 2007 after nine years at the New York Post. Follow Andrew on Twitter »

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