Consider us not surprised to hear Scott Boras asking for a multi-year deal for Johnny Damon. While Boras is known to shoot for the sky in contract negotations, Damon hasn’t been the most sincere person in the past regarding his free agent intentions. It’s a point we made a couple months ago about Johnny, but since it’s in the news once again, it bears repeating.

As fans we all hope that players value the intangible aspects of playing in a particular city, the tradition of a franchise, etc. It sounds nice and players will say nice things, but in the end, do players really ever take less money to play for a particular team? Johnny Damon certainly hasn’t.

Hey, if he takes a one-year deal, then fine. But, anything more than that is pushing it, especially for a guy who’s proving he can’t play left field anymore.