Pitchers and catchers report Feb. 18. Until then, it's a constant barrage of Johnny Damon updates. Enjoy!
Today's update? A non-update.
Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski had nothing to say about the entire thing, which some view as telling but I tell you is nothing.
Dombrowski's statements include:
"It’s a situation for us where we have not discussed free agent players in public," Dombrowski said. "And I don’t see any benefit in doing that in this situation."(MLive)
Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi tried to read the tea leaves a bit -- or invite speculation anyway, when he tweeted:
Then he said: "We are always open to improving our club." Sure sounds like a non-denial. Detroit fans, feel free to speculate.
So while I am tempted to speculate in Dombrowski's parlance that means a deal is imminent, it actually doesn't mean a thing at all. In the past a non-denial like that has occurred before a signing. In the past, a non-denial has been because there's absolutely nothing up.
Say it with me:
In the meantime, you can check out what John Parent of Tigers Tracks has to say about the possibility of signing Damon.
Because I'm fresh out of words.