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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
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   1. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq., LLC Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:08 PM (#4757070)
I wonder if the Orioles will pick him up.
   2. Bote Man Posted: July 24, 2014 at 03:20 PM (#4757081)
Billy Beane never should have written that trade agreement.
   3. Dock Ellis 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. void*** (SC) 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. Jose Bautista Bobblehead Day 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 Attacksel Rios 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 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 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 wants to move your money around 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 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?

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