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Poll: Fans would have rathered Johnny Damon as DH

Johnny Damon said he is close to a

Johnny Damon said he is close to a deal with Cleveland. Credit: John Dunn

Raul Ibanez and the Yankees have agreed to a one-year deal, according to a source. But is Ibanez the DH Yankee fans wanted?

According to a recent poll of Newsday.com readers, Johnny Damon was the popular choice for DH. The former Yankee was very popular during his four seasons in the Bronx from 2006-09. He batted .285 with 77 home runs and 296 RBIs.

Here's a full look at the results:

Johnny Damon -- 32%

Hideki Matsui -- 23%

Raul Ibanez -- 20%

Eric Chavez -- 13%

Someone else -- 12%

Our current poll is asking readers to predict how many wins ace CC Sabathia will finish with this season. Vote on the right side of the blog or click here.

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