JIM JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Melvin not ready to give closer job back to Johnson

Jim Johnson came up big for the A’s in Tuesday’s victory, but Oakland’s closer situation remains a day-to-day proposition. Manager Bob Melvin wasn’t ready to re-anoint Johnson as his ninth-inning man before Wednesday’s road trip finale against the Angels. It was unclear before the game if Johnson would even be available after throwing two innings and getting the victory...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

A’s Go To Committee Cause Johnson Looks Shi…Not Pretty

Hello, Total Fiasco, it's nice of you to join us. Can I just call you Total? You prefer your full name? Can I get you anything, Total Fiasco? Bullpens scrambling? Real baseball managers pulling their hair out? Fantasy managers wishing they had hair to pull out? How about I just give Jim Johnson the ball and step out of the way? That should be to your liking. While you...
Via Razzball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Jim Johnson gets “a break” from closer role

A rough start to the season forces Jim Johnson to lose his closer job with the Oakland Athletics for now, according to Susan Slusser.Johnson out as closer for now.— Susan Slusser (@susanslusser) April 10, 2014The past two season, Jim Johnson has been among the top closer in the league, saving a total of 101 games for the Baltimore Orioles. However, he hasn’t shown much of that...
Via The MLB Nation
7 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

$10 million should buy Jim Johnson some time, but Ryan Cook should be on your radar

New A’s closer Jim Johnson was yanked from a save opportunity on Wednesday afternoon after another ugly outing. It wasn’t pretty for Johnson in his most recent outing, nor has it been for much of his tenure with Oakland. Picking up one out along the way, Johnson yielded two runs on two hits and a pair of walks and the Twins were able to tie the game after his departure. Oakland...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
8 days ago  |  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
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Oakland A’s new closer Jim Johnson bounce back?

Have you ever had a couple of bad days at a new job despite trying to make a good impression? Ever had thousands of people scream at you for making a couple of mistakes? Have you ever had an angry mob tell your bosses to send you home for the day, or banish you to your former employer? Well Oakland A’s new closer Jim Johnson’s has had all of this happen to him already in the...
Via Players View
9 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

A’s manager behind Jim Johnson as closer after another ugly outing

Jim Johnson was supposed to give the Oakland Athletics a veteran presence at the back end of their bullpen. Instead he has pitched poorly blowing a save, taking two losses and posting a 45.00 ERA though his first two outings. “Those guys are playing their butts off and we should be 3-0,” Johnson said of hits teammates, via San Francisco Chronicle. “I’ll take the blame for...
Via Tireball.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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