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Sox after Damon?

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040510_damon_vmed_5p_widec.jpgHave the Sox thrown their name in the hat for Johnny Damon?
Yes, according to one source.
But just how serious are they pursuing the free agent outfielder?
"It's more about doing due diligence than anything else,'' the source said.
Several media outlets reported on Thursday afternoon that the Sox had entered the Damon sweepstakes late, joining the likes of Detroit and Tampa Bay. The asking price now is said to be near $7 million, which would take the Sox out of the equation.
However, don't put it past general manager Ken Williams to be involved with the Scott Boras client to both drive the price up for a division rival like Detroit or simply play chicken with Boras, who he has no love for at the end of the day.
Williams was asked at SoxFest if he would be pursuing Damon a few weeks back and replied sarcastically, "Who is his agent?''
There's your answer.

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Nice pic of Damon--dude looks like the Caveman from those awful insurance commercials!

Nothing is official until SOXNET breaks the story

Hey Cowley. Way to be late to the party and report a typical nothing denial from "your source".
Too much Madden today?

Williams was asked at SoxFest if he would be pursuing Damon a few weeks back and replied sarcastically, "Who is his agent?''
There's your answer.

Mr Cowley who represents Andruw Jones.

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Actually, according to Ozzie, Jones did the deal himself. Which didn't sit well with his agent.

JC

If you can't get Damon, I think the White Sox need a DH as there is not much pop in the line-up. What about Carlos Delgado of the Mets?

Doubt Sox will get Damon. Would like to see Chisox get another bat. With Rios & Quinten you don't know what your going to get. I have no confidence in Rios as a fan unless he proves he has the nads to put the numbers up he is being paid for.In Carlos case he came off a injury with hopes he can put up the numbers of the 08 season . Kotsay a great bench guy & Andruw Jones hasn't hit since 06.

AJ and Johnny Damon golfed together. Good move by AJ. Great move for the White Sox. Known fact's; Johnny Damon . . . Team Leader...Good Lead-Off Man...Good Clubhouse Guy! Piarre plus Damon equals a greatly improved 'Offense'. PLS! 'PREVENT!!!' a Detroit signing; create a super competitive Sox Club. "PLEASE sign Johnny Damon...good for management...good for Chi Town Sox fans!"

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