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Johnny Damon Buzz Now Includes Dollar Figures

We'll list these in ascending order: Ken Davidoff says the Tigers have offered Damon $500,000 more than the Braves, who offered $4 million, with $2 million deferred. (The White Sox, too, appear to be interested, at $4 million for one year.) But! Sources tell Jayson Stark that the Tigers have made "the largest offer" and that "speculation around the industry" is that it's for one year and $7 million. But! Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi report that, according to sources, Damon is not only considering a $7 million offer for one year, but that Tigers owner Mike Ilitch has authorized an offer for $14 million over two years. The Detroit News says "it looks like the Tigers are on the brink" of signing Damon, and that it could happen as early as today. Our long national nightmare could soon be over.

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