August 23, 2010

Johnny Damon...Back to BeanTown?

Six weeks ago, the talk here at The Hall of Very Good was whether or not Johnny Damon was a Hall of Fame caliber player.

Today...there is word that he might be heading back to the Boston Red Sox.

Here's the skinny. The current Detroit Tiger outfielder was placed on waivers by the team. Boston, one of the teams from which Damon has no-trade protection, put in a claim for the one-time BeanTown hero.

"At this moment, I'm not sure I want to leave Detroit for (the Red Sox)," Damon said, according to tigers.com. "I enjoy playing here. But obviously, (Red Sox manager) Terry Francona is amazing...it's something that I'm going to have think long and hard over."

Currently, the famous formerly Bearded One is batting .270 for the Tigers, with just seven homers and 40 RBI.

For his career, he is sixth among active players with 2536 hits. Recently Damon surpassed Hall of Famers Joe Morgan and Heinie Manush on the all-time hits list.

He has has until Wednesday to decide whether he would waive his no-trade clause to return to Fenway Park.


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