At this rate, Doug Mientkiewicz, Dave Roberts and Bill Mueller must be anxiously waiting by the phone. Last week, it was questions about whether the Red Sox might do the unimaginable and bring Manny Ramirez back to Fenway Park. Now the Red Sox really are trying to do the only slightly more imaginable by bringing Johnny Damon back to Boston.
Even if Damon opts to waive his no-trade clause and forget the ill will that accompanied his move to the Yankees after the 2005 season, he may not be enough to resurrect the Red Sox. But what about the other former "Idiot" who may soon hit the waiver market? Ramirez hasnt played much this season, but SportsNation seems to think he could be the difference between first and second place for the Rays.
Do you think the Boston Red Sox will make the playoffs if Johnny Damon returns to that team?
He can help them because they have too many injuries in their outfield. ... I think it's a very difficult decision for Johnny Damon to go back to Boston. He wasn't happy when he left there. He didn't want to leave and he couldn't get the contract he wanted. It would be very difficult for him to go back there and help them win the pennant when they felt like they didn't need him the last time. But I think it could be a good move for him. Detroit is not going to make the playoffs. He has a chance for one last hurrah in Boston. But we are human beings and sometimes when our pride is hurt, it's tough for us to put that aside and go back. Full transcript