We've got another Johnny Damon tidbit in a column from Jon Heyman of SI.com today: "The Braves and Giants are believed to have made offers for Damon, though he hasn't snapped up either one immediately, leading some to wonder whether the Yankees might get involved again." I'm sure it doesn't help that I'm not a huge Heyman fan; he's always the one reporting that there are "mystery teams" bidding on Scott Boras clients just when it seems like the market for said clients is down to one or two teams. And of course Damon is a Boras client, and Heyman's statement here is essentially meaningless. The Braves "are believed to have made an offer." It doesn't say when that offer was made, and doesn't indicate at all whether that offer still stands. He says the Giants also have made an offer, but having already signed Mark DeRosa, Juan Uribe and Aubrey Huff, San Francisco seems just as dubious of a destination for Damon.
Damon wants to win, and how many contending teams still have needs in the outfield? I see just the Braves and Yankees, personally. And while I would love to think Frank Wren really is trying to keep Damon from returning to the Bronx for a fifth season in New York, I just don't think there's any reason for Braves fans to be optimistic.