Via Jon Heyman, Brian Cashman offered a one-year, $6M contract to Johnny Damon last week, however he never received a response. The deal would have included a $3M salary in 2010 with another $3M deferred without interest, and came with the promise that Hal Steinbrenner was going to sign off on it. Cashman simply never heard back from Damon and his camp, so they moved on to Randy Winn.
Heyman is a pretty solid writer who has good sources, so I’m willing to bet that either Damon thinks he’s going to get a better deal elsewhere or he has a stupid agent. This is looking more and more like Bobby Abreu last year.