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While the Baltimore Orioles have said they’re not interested
in trading shortstop J.J. Hardy to the Detroit Tigers in exchange for
right-hander Rick Porcello, Jon Paul Morosi wonders if the club might be
interested in parting ways with closer Jim Johnson in order to acquire the
young starting pitcher.
Johnson was beyond solid in 2012, leading the majors in
saves while solidifying one of the game’s best bullpens. The 29-year-old owns a
career ERA of 3.14, but he’s maintained a mark of 2.59 over the past two
Detroit is in the market for a veteran to add to the back
end of their bullpen, as Morosi doesn’t believe 22-year-old Bruce Rondon is ready
to close for a World Series contender.
One reason the Orioles might be more willing to cash in
Johnson at this point is the availability of closer candidates remaining on the
free agent market. Rafael Soriano signed with the Washington Nationals yesterday,
but Brian Wilson, Jose Valverde, Matt Capps, Kyle Farnsworth, Francisco
Rodriguez, Matt Lindstrom, Juan Carlos Oviedo, and Brandon Lyon all remain
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The Baltimore Orioles arent interested in trading shortstop J.J. Hardy to Detroit for starter Rick Porcello.
They may be more willing to trade closer Jim Johnson.
At first blush, that seems odd. But theres a sabermetric rationale behind it.
Johnson could have a superb 2013 season and still not approach what he accomplished last year: He led the majors with 51 saves, made his first...
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So the Rick Porcello trade rumors continue as Jon Morosi reports that the Arizona Diamondbacks are now interested in the young starting pitcher.
#Mariners and #DBacks have had talks with the #Tigers about acquiring Rick Porcello, sources say.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) January 14, 2013
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