Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A’s designate Johnson for assignment

Oakland acquiring Jim Johnson from Baltimore and agreeing to pay him $10 million this season left a lot of people shaking their heads and now the move is officially a spectacular failure. And over, too.

Our long national nightmare is over

The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: July 24, 2014 at 02:02 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: oakland a's

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4757070)
I wonder if the Orioles will pick him up.
   2. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:20 PM (#4757081)
Billy Beane never should have written that trade agreement.
   3. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:21 PM (#4757082)
I thought the Marlins were really interested in him. If Oakland was going to eat salary anyway, may as well get an ok prospect for him.
   4. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:21 PM (#4757083)
A former closer is available? Somebody let Ned Colleti know!
   5. Traderdave Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:24 PM (#4757090)
#1 beat me to it. He's a known quantity to the organization and presumably is comfortable with staff, Camden, etc.

For a pro-rated minimum salary, I bet they go for it.

   6. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:29 PM (#4757100)
I think the Orioles should try him as a starter.
   7.  Shoeless Swedish Chef Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:39 PM (#4757115)
If Oakland was going to eat salary anyway, may as well get an ok prospect for him.

It's the Marlins, they probably wanted Oakland to eat 140% of the salary. Overheads, you know, yachts cost money to run.
   8. Sonny Gray's Got a Yakker for Your Culo Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:44 PM (#4757121)
Johnson had a 12.21 ERA and .500(!) BABIP in home games this year.
   9. The Chronicles of Reddick Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:52 PM (#4757127)
He was beyond horrible. That appearance last night was the nails in the coffin.
   10. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:56 PM (#4757131)
One can only hope this is clearing the way for the addition of Jonathan Papelbon.
   11. Batman Posted: July 24, 2014 at 04:05 PM (#4757137)
Johnson has given up a 2.036 OPS in the last seven days. That's an improvement from his 2.167 the week before. If he can keep up that rate of improvement, the league will be merely Babe Ruth against him by late September.
   12. Curse of the Andino Posted: July 24, 2014 at 05:48 PM (#4757200)
He gave Baltimore some nice seasons. Hope he can put it back together somehow.
   13. RickG Posted: July 24, 2014 at 06:05 PM (#4757213)
White Sox lost another reliever today. If Don Cooper weren't suffering from vertigo, he'd probably be on the phone to Johnson.
   14. DKDC Posted: July 24, 2014 at 06:09 PM (#4757214)
I like Johnson, although he's never really been the same since Raul Ibanez ruined him in the 2012 postseason.
   15. #6bid hasn't been #6 in awhile actually Posted: July 24, 2014 at 08:09 PM (#4757245)
Just got back from today's game. I was wondering why Johnson was not pitching in a 9-1 blowout.
   16. PreservedFish Posted: July 24, 2014 at 08:21 PM (#4757247)
I was wondering why Johnson was not pitching in a 9-1 blowout.

I'd probably be looking for a 12 or 13 run lead before I called his name.
   17. Bote Man makes baseball fun again Posted: July 24, 2014 at 10:14 PM (#4757308)
If the score were 9-1 I would automatically assume that Jim Johnson was the reason it wasn't 2-1.
   18. Athletic Supporter was shiny, now he's all rusted Posted: July 25, 2014 at 12:01 AM (#4757361)
Just got back from today's game. I was wondering why Johnson was not pitching in a 9-1 blowout.


I think yesterday's game did a darn good job of answering that question.
   19. #6bid hasn't been #6 in awhile actually Posted: July 25, 2014 at 12:20 AM (#4757367)


Just got back from today's game. I was wondering why Johnson was not pitching in a 9-1 blowout.


I think yesterday's game did a darn good job of answering that question.


Ha yes, I didn't pay that much attention to the details of Wednesday's game. Apparently Johnson was brought in to protect a 9-2 lead and gave up 4 hits without recording an out.
   20. Sunday silence Posted: July 25, 2014 at 03:28 AM (#4757396)
Johnson had a 12.21 ERA and .500(!) BABIP in home games this year.


so just a run of bad luck, then?

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
aleskel
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOTP 2016 May 23: Baseball owners hear from Democratic, Republican strategists
(1269 - 8:09pm, May 28)
Last: JEe (Jason)

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 5-28-16
(108 - 8:09pm, May 28)
Last: cardsfanboy

NewsblogTwins suspend pitching coach Neil Allen after DWI arrest
(12 - 8:04pm, May 28)
Last: Dennis Eclairskey, closer

NewsblogWade Boggs feels ‘back home’ as Red Sox retire his No. 26 at Fenway Park
(56 - 7:58pm, May 28)
Last: Dennis Eclairskey, closer

NewsblogOT: Soccer March/April 2016
(1260 - 7:33pm, May 28)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

Sox TherapyMore About Guys Who Are Not Major Leaguers
(18 - 7:31pm, May 28)
Last: Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site

NewsblogOT: NBA Playoffs Thread 2016
(2653 - 7:15pm, May 28)
Last: what rhymes with STIGGLES

NewsblogRemington: How to Lose Fans and Alienate People: The 2016 Atlanta Braves
(10 - 7:09pm, May 28)
Last: McCoy

NewsblogQuestions for the Cubs before they open a giant outdoor bar | Chicago Sun-Times
(8 - 5:19pm, May 28)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogUncompetitive Minor League Wages Might Be Deterring Talent
(65 - 5:11pm, May 28)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogHector Olivera’s suspension doesn’t fully clarify future with Braves | Jeff Schultz blog
(15 - 4:06pm, May 28)
Last: Joe Bivens, Minor Genius

NewsblogAtkins on Blue Jays’ reputation: ‘I think we’re misunderstood’ - Sportsnet.ca
(17 - 3:55pm, May 28)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogBaseball Prospectus | Tools of Ignorance: The Team-Mandated Player Opt-Out
(8 - 3:35pm, May 28)
Last: bbmck

NewsblogTony LaRussa invades booth to argue with Pirates braodcaster
(31 - 2:18pm, May 28)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogStew Thornley's macabre adventure: Visiting every dead baseball Hall of Famer's grave
(55 - 11:06am, May 28)
Last: Scott Lange

Page rendered in 0.1887 seconds
47 querie(s) executed