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JIM JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Braves' cast of former closers bring experience, shared mentality to support Kimbrel

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Jim Johnson glanced across the clubhouse toward a locker at the back of the room where a No. 46 jersey hung. In the hierarchy of the Braves bullpen, there is no questioning who sits on the throne. "Obviously he's the best in the business," said Jim Johnson of closer Craig Kimbrel. "There's no doubt about it." Kimbrel, who has 26 more saves than anyone in...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Projecting a starting lineup

With spring training right around the corner, the Atlanta Braves are preparing to start a season in which there exists a plethora of different directions this ball club could end up going in. The offseason moves have been well documented, and it has become clear that the organization wants to shape the roster in a more balanced style going forward, that might allow them to have more...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves sign Jim Johnson

Just a year removed from the worst season of his career, former closer Jim Johnson will get another shot in the big leagues as the Atlanta Braves announced on Wednesday that they signed the reliever to a one year, major league contract. At one time considered one of the best closer’s in the game, the 31 year-old Johnson saw a fall from grace during the 2014 season, a year in which...
Via Baseball Essential
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Johnson throws side session for Orioles

Free agent relief Jim Johnson threw a 10-minute side session on Monday at the spring training complex of the Baltimore Orioles. Johnson saved 51 and 50 games for the Orioles in 2011 and 2012 before the team traded him to Oakland over the winter in a move to avoid paying his arbitration salary. The Athletics soured on Johnson quickly and released him on August 1 after he posted a...
Via Tireball.com
August 04, 2014  |  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
July 18, 2014  |  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
July 04, 2014  |  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

Over Reactions Abound Surrounding Jim Johnson’s 9th Inning Meltdown

There really isn’t any positive way to spin the first two outings for new A’s closer Jim Johnson. Through a combined one inning of work over two games, he has allowed five runs to score, recorded two losses and a blown save. He admits himself that the team should be 3-0 if not for him, instead they sit at 1-2. To top it off, he has been pulled from both games and had to leave...
Via BaySportsNet
April 03, 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

Oakland A’s rumors: Are they done?

From the very beginning of December, the Oakland A’s have been busy making moves that will hopefully help the team in the 2014 season. What was even more surprising to many was that the Athletics made some major trades and acquisitions before the MLB winter meetings even began on December 9th. And it was clear from the get-go that the Athletics were trying to build their bullpen...
Via isportsweb.com
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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