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Braves closer Jim Johnson gets $10 million in 2-year deal

ATLANTA (AP) Atlanta Braves closer Jim Johnson is guaranteed $10 million under his new two-year contract. The 33-year-old right-hander went 2-6 with a 3.06 ERA this year and 20 saves in 23 chances. He had been eligible for free agency. Johnson gets a $1 million signing bonus and salaries of $4.5 million in each of the next two seasons. He can earn an additional $1.75 million...
Via Associated Press
October 13, 2016  |  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 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
July 24, 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

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 Baseball Essential
April 10, 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

Johnson glad to get 1st spring game out of the way

New Oakland closer Jim Johnson was glad to get through his first outing of the spring with the Athletics, and manager Bob Melvin is allowing him to prepare at his own pace. ''Guys like him you don't worry about,'' Melvin said after the Athletics' 11-3 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. The A's acquired Johnson, last year's AL saves leader, for Jemile Weeks in a December...
Via Associated Press
February 28, 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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