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Nick Johnson Retires, FanGraphs Weeps

Eight times on base. Had Nick Johnson reached base just eight more times in his ten-year career, he would have become just the 41st player in history to leave the game with a .400+ OBP (min. 3,000 PA). Eight times on base in ten years. I say we blame the Orioles, because it was with them that he reached base just 33 times in 102 PA last season (.326 OBP). He went into the season...
Via Fangraphs
January 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Nick Johnson retires, never reached his potential

Former elite Yankees prospect Nick Johnson retired on Monday at the age of just 34. Johnson played last season with the Orioles, posting a .714 OPS in 38 games with the team. His issue last year wasn't productivity, but the same thing that plagued him over his entire career: injuries.  During his major league career, which began in 2001, Johnson put together a career line...
Via The Outside Corner
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Nick Johnson retires from baseball

Once a on-base machine, Nick Johnson has retired from baseball. Johnson, 34, had struggled to stay healthy over the last three seasons. Johnson appeared in only 38 games with the Orioles last season while struggling with wrist problems. The biggest asset Johnson brought to big-league clubs was his ability to get on base. He finishes his 10-year career with a .268/.399/.441 batting...
Via Tireball.com
January 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Nick Johnson, Sidelined Orioles Designated Hitter, Has Missed More MLB Games Than He's Played

It's become one of those rites of baseball. Every spring, the Yankees emerge in pinstripes, the Fenway franks hit the grill and Nick Johnson begins his inexorable march toward the disabled list. No one was surprised Thursday when Johnson, now the designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles, landed on the 15-day disabled list, the 14th time in 12 seasons he's been sidelined...
Via NESN.com
June 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Nick Johnson on his .400 Career OBP

Nick Johnson needs a typical Nick Johnson season to secure his legacy. Not as an injury-prone first baseman — that’s his other legacy — but as an on-base machine. The 33-year-old left-handed hitter came into the year as one of fewer than 60 players in history [minimum 3,000 plate appearances] with a career OBP of .400 or better. Now with the Baltimore Orioles, Johnson was right...
Via Fangraphs
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Nick Johnson Is Still Batting 0-For-April; Average Dips To .000!

Just now noticing that Nick Johnson was in the lineup last night for the Orioles in a battle against the Blue Jays. Our hero, as you might remember, is having a rough season. He entered the game 0-for-23 for the season. Guess who went 0-for-3 last night? Yeah, things just aren’t going Nick’s way these days. He’s now the only position player or DH to remain hitless. According...
Via Busted Coverage
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Baltimore’s Nick Johnson still hasn’t gotten a hit

When we first brought you the news that Baltimore Orioles DH Nick Johnson was hitless after 23 at bats, we thought it would a onetime thing that we all would laugh about and then forget. But it seems that that may not be the case.You see, a week has gone by and Johnson still hasn’t gotten a hit.After three straight DNP’s Johnson was put into the lineup yesterday where he went...
Via No Guts, No Glory
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Nick John is Bad

There was a time, not too awfully long ago, that Nick Johnson was a solid MLB 1st baseman. That time is not now, as he's just plain awful nowadays.  Currently he is being paid by the Baltimore Orioles, who despite Johnson's complete uselessness, are in 1st place in the AL East with a 12-7 record.  Johnson has managed to play in 8 games, while stealing 26 at bats from a...
Via More Hardball
April 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Nick Johnson Projected To Go 0-For-233 In 2012 After 0-For-23 Start!

Still holding Nick Johnson in your A.L. fantasy league? We have bad news for you fantasy dorks. According to ESPN’s MLB projectors, the Orioles DH, who is off to a hot 0-for-23 start, will go an entire year without getting a hit. Of course it’s crazy, but then again Johnson is well into April without slapping one through the infield. Who has the worst batting average in MLB history...
Via Busted Coverage
April 23, 2012  |  Discuss

First Look At Nick Johnson’s Mustache In Orioles Uniform

Nick Johnson was a favorite of ours during his star-crossed years with the Nats, and after a few years of kicking around with the Marlins, Yankees and AAA Columbus(!), he’s back in the DMV, this time with Baltimore. And, as he did four years ago, he’s growing some delicious lip fur. Johnson and his mustache made their O’s debut Saturday, and he ended up starting two of three...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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