According to television reports on CBS 5 (KPIX) out of San Francisco, the Giants have signed Aubrey Huff to a one-year deal worth $3MM. He’ll man first base for the Gigantes, pushing Kung Fu Panda to third and Mark DeRosa to left.
Why do you care? Because Huff’s signing presumably eliminates another potential landing spot for Johnny Damon. With the Mets, Cardinals, and now the Giants out of the Damon sweepstakes, the only two realistic suitors left are the Yanks and Braves. I suppose Scott Boras could find another mystery team to show interest in Johnny, though we all know that would be a load of crap. Damon’s options are dwindling, and that could be very good news for the Yanks.