Johnny Damon won't help Tigers win

Ex-Yankee helps, sure, but not enough to tip the AL Central race

Updated: February 22, 2010, 5:13 PM ET
By Christina Kahrl | Baseball Prospectus
Getty ImagesDamon, seen here in the 2009 World Series, likely won't change the AL Central race.

Johnny Damon has finally landed somewhere, signing a one-year, $8 million deal with the Detroit Tigers to play left field in the Motor City. And with that, the tight three-way race in the American League Central picture has radically changed. Right?

The Tigers had to have added a win or two, right?

Actually, less.