Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/16/13
Last week I wrote about how the Mets should avoid going after injury-reclamation guys like they have previously chased during Sandy Alderson’s tenure. So of course the Josh Johnson bandwagon started up. Here’s how MetsBlog, reacting to a post on MLBTradeRumors, summed up the case for signing Johnson: ”In other words, he reads like the quintessential Sandy Alderson free-agent signing, along the lines of a Shaun Marcum, but better. He’s a total reclamation project with good underpinnings, who will likely be attracted to the Mets because he knows the division and it’s a good place to rebuild his value.” Actually, the original piece is well worth reading. While Johnson had two separate DL stints last year, here’s his previous injury history: ”Johnson is a starting pitcher who tossed fewer than 1,000 innings over an eight-year span, as he’s been injured a ton. In 2006, his first full season, he was done on September 12th due to a forearm strain. He began the ’07 season on the DL w...
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