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Jim Johnson Designated For Assignment By Oakland Athletics

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics have designated right-hander Jim Johnson for assignment before Thursday’s game against the Houston Astros. Johnson, acquired in a trade with the Baltimore Orioles, was 4-2 with a 6.92 ERA in 38 games with the A’s. Brought in to replace Grant Balfour as the team’s closer, Johnson faltered early, blowing his first two chances before losing...
Via NESN.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Designate Jim Johnson For Assignment

As expected, the A’s made a move prior to the game on Wednesday to bolster their recently taxed bullpen. The Athletics recalled Evan Scribner from Triple-A Sacramento and designated former closer Jim Johnson for assignment. Scribner, 29, is 4-1 with a 3.35 ERA and .243 opponents batting average in 31 games with Sacramento this season. He pitched 1.1 innings with the A’s on the...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jim Johnson: Addition-By-Subtraction The Best Option for the A’s

Although you could argue that perhaps the time has already passed, there is no arguing now that Jim Johnson’s time in Oakland needs to have come to an end with his last outing last night against the Houston Astros. Johnson, traded for to be the closer to replace the popular Grant Balfour, came to Oakland with a very impressive 101 saves over the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He has recorded...
Via BaySportsNet
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marlins again interested in A's reliever Jim Johnson

Though they failed to pull the trigger on an earlier deal for A's reliever Jim Johnson, it appears the the Marlins continue to remain interested in Oakland's struggling former closer, according to sources. One player the A's have discussed with the Marlins as a possible trade return: Marlins minor league pitching prospect Adam Conley. After posting 50-save seasons each...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Johnson And The Fallen Closers Club

Jim Johnson has gone from being the American League’s top closer in 2013 to being a mop-up man in Oakland in 2014. For Oakland A’s demoted closer Jim Johnson, WAR is hell. Specifically, his -0.9 WAR in what’s been a hard-to-watch collapse by the man who led the American League with 50 saves last season with the Baltimore Orioles. In the past two decades, no pitcher has led...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s trade rumors: Jim Johnson edition

Jim Johnson The Oakland A’s 2014 appointed closer at the beginning of the season was Jim Johnson. However, due to his poor performance, he was demoted after only eight games. The Athletics agreed to pay Johnson a $10 million dollar salary, so that they could have the best closer in the MLB. However, Johnson has just not been effective. Since his demotion, Johnson has pitched in...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Is It Time To Dump Jim Johnson?

Yes Jim Johnson saved 101 games over the past two seasons for the Baltimore Orioles, but if you watched him pitch, most of the time it was never a clean save. Last season Johnson blew 9 saves and he's not off to a great start in 2014 with his new team, the Oakland Athletics.5 appearances, 3.1 innings pitched, 9 hits, 7 runs, 6 walks, 4 strikeouts. 18.90 ERA, 4.50 WHIP.The problem...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Oakland A’s will make the playoffs

It has been said since the start of spring training that the Oakland A’s are going to win the American League West for the third year in a row this season. But why is it going to be so easy for them to win the AL West again and make the playoffs? With a well-rounded roster and a deep bullpen, the Athletics are almost destined to make the playoffs once more. Let’s take a look...
Via isportsweb.com
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: The 3 things that went wrong this week

The Oakland A’s have had a rocky start to the regular season. Between the rainy weather and some disappointing outings, Athletics fans are beginning to questions how successful that A’s will be this year. Let’s take a look at what went wrong during the first week. 1) New closer Jim Johnson’s disappointing outings Jim Johnson Johnson has only made three appearances as an Athletic...
Via isportsweb.com
April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Top three new additions

The Oakland A’s had a busy December with multiple trades and acquisitions. With so much action happening all at once, it was hard to tell which moves would benefit the team and which would not. So, of all the players that the Athletics acquired, who will ultimately be successful in Oakland in 2014? Here are the top three new additions to the team: 1) Jim Johnson Jim Johnson Johnson...
Via isportsweb.com
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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