No. 9 Johnny Damon (Center-Fielder): Boston Red Sox
In an unprecedented move in the off-season of Major League Baseball, center fielder Johnny Damon of the Boston Red Sox defected to the New York Yankees for a four-year deal worth a reported $52 million. While Damon’s value to the Red Sox is hard to quantify in exact figures, given Damon’s impressive batting average and exalted reputation as a top lead-off hitter, one can only imagine how much the loss will affect the team’s status, their viewership and ticket sales. Amidst his departure, Damon allegedly told reporters: “The Yankees stepped up to the forefront and really made me feel wanted”.