Buster Olney of ESPN.com:
"The market for Johnny Damon has dried up, as compared to December, when his starting offer from the Yankees was two years and $14 million. But he may be a Plan B -- or perhaps even part of a Plan A -- for an AL West team. The Oakland Athletics have made an offer to pitcher Ben Sheets, who is also drawing interest from the Mets, Rangers and Cubs. If the Athletics were to lose out on the bidding for Sheets, it is very possible that they would turn their attention, and their resources, toward a pursuit of Damon."
Even Beane most ideological adherents would have to admit the genius of Billy Beane has jumped the shark?