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JIM JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Bullpen Report 17.0

  Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out our DraftKings and FanDuel Cheat Sheets! Jim Johnson was the closer for the Braves for a few days and now he’s off  Full Article »
Via The Fake Baseball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Braves nearing trade to send Alex Wood, Jim Johnson to Dodgers

The Atlanta Braves have interjected themselves into the previously reported three-way trade between the Dodgers and Marlins, and are arguably giving up more value than either the Marlins or Dodgers. Atlanta will be sending starting pitcher Alex Wood, relievers Jim Johnson and Luis Avilan, and prospect Jose Peraza to the Dodgers, picking up the competitive balance draft pick the...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves: Jim Johnson Last Brave Likely to be Traded

The Atlanta Braves have already traded Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson, so they aren’t likely to sell many more players according to ESPN’s Jim Bowden. Julio Teheran and Cameron Maybin would take a dream deal to get rid of them, while Jonny Gomes and Chris Johnson aren’t valuable enough to be the main man in a trade. Catcher A.J. Pierzynski been surprisingly valuable to the Braves...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves’ Jim Johnson pitching well in closer’s role

It has been a rollercoaster couple of years for Jim Johnson.  The Atlanta Braves pitcher is now peaking again with his return to being a full-time closer. Johnson, you may recall, had back-to-back seasons with 50 or more saves for the Baltimore Orioles in 2012 and 2013.  He made the American League All-Star team in 2012 and led the league with 51 saves while posting a 2.49 ERA...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves trade Juan Uribe, Kelly Johnson to Mets for young pitching

The Juan Uribe Era in Atlanta was successful, albeit short-lived. The Braves started their trade deadline selling on Friday by dealing the veteran third baseman along with utility player Kelly Johnson to the New York Mets, a team desperate for third-base help without David Wright, in exchange young pitching. The Mets' prospects involved in the deal are minor-leaguers John Gant and...
Via Fox Sports South
7 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
February 06, 2015  |  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

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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