Friday, February 24, 2006

Coco vs Johnny

Andy Park over at Round Ten Sports has a great article comparing my wife's ex-boyfriend Johnny Damon to Coco Crisp.

Once again, the Yankees overpay for an aging star (e.g., Giambi, Brown, etc.) and his past performance, when it has become clear that there existed better value for centerfielders in the marketplace. Whether the Yankees could have come up with a package to trade for Crisp is another story, but they could have at least tried.

Finally, there is a hidden bonus to Boston’s acquisition of Crisp. While Damon moves from hitter-friendly Fenway to the less-friendly Yankee Stadium, Crisp will move to Fenway, which is one of the best hitter’s parks. Breaking down Crisp’s home/away splits last year, I see major potential for Crisp in his new home park.

The difference is significant. For whatever reason, Crisp did not enjoy playing at Jacobs....

That all said, Crisp probably won’t be as good as Damon in the 2006 season, but by 2007, Crisp will be the better player. And he will be cheaper. A lot cheaper. Crisp will make Boston fans forget about their long-haired idiot center fielder.

I agree with all but the statement saying Crisp probably won't be as good as Damon in 2006. Why is that? Coco was just as good, if not slightly better, than Damon in 2005! I am confident my wife will soon have a new man. She is going to go cuckoo for Coco Crisp.


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