Why aren't we talking about Johnny Damon instead of Scott Podshotwifenick. Johnny should be our everyday LF and this would actually be a HUGE improvement over the current Heisey/Gomes situation.
4-6 million 1 yr deal for a winner with a great OBP and great hair. Damon + Gomes = best outfield hair in baseball. (Could only be improved by Swisher)
His numbers might also see a bump from playing in the NL. 600+ plate appearances in each of the last 12 years.
Bill James projections :
Johnny Damon 271/.352/.407 2.0 WAR
Pods is a limp wristed .277/.335/.365 0.4WAR
Heisey .275/.336/.478 and 1.3 WAR.........albeit with significantly less plate appearances, but projecting youth has a very large amount of error in the projection
Gomes .259/.339/.465 with a negative value because of his oafiness in the field.
If all this sounds familiar, I was basically beating the same drum last year.
This is type of move Walt needs to make, GET IT DONE!