Jim Johnson

Oakland Athletics #45 - Relief Pitcher

  • Born: 06/27/83
  • Age: 30
  • Height: 6-5
  • Weight: 230
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
2014 Athletics 8 0 2 2 1 0 0 8.1 11 7 7 0 7 9 7.56 2.16

Reactions to Doolittle Signing

The deal buys out Doolittle's arbitration years and guarantees that the A's will have a reliable left-hander in their bullpen for the next several years.

Trading Jim Johnson was the right move for Orioles

Recent demotion from closer's role one of many reasons the Orioles are better off without the former All-Star.

Luke Gregerson -- The Closer Who Wasn't Owned

The new A's closer has flown under the radar because he was a middle reliever, but he's not one anymore.

Zach Britton's sinker is the key to his career

Britton fell off the prospect map after under-performing in his first three chances in MLB. This season though, he's reinvented himself as a reliever and used his sinker to remind us all why he was once one of the best prospects in all of baseball.

Jim Johnson, The Duke of Hazard, takes his seat

Johnson, owner of an 18.90 ERA through five appearances and the key contributor to three blown saves for Oakland, is relieved of his closing duties. $10MM well spent?

Finding meaning in Weeks' meaningless journey

Jemile Weeks went on a journey on Tuesday and Wednesday. It meant nothing in the end because he was never added to the Orioles roster. Is there any meaning in that meaninglessness?

Tribe News 4/4: Home Opener Edition

Celebrating 20 years at Progressive Field, the Indians gear up for what we all hope is another magical year.

Whine & Boos With Jim Johnson

The main point of this post is my "eyeball report" on Johnson. I don't think the big issue for him is going to be infield defense -- what concerns me about Johnson is that I see a pitcher with a razor-thin margin for error with his location.

1-0 Tuesday Tribe News and Links

Game Recaps! Plus, the cost of taking a knee while proffering jewelry at Progressive Field tallied

Arbitration situations could decide closer

Overemphasis of saves in salary determinations spurred trade of Addison Reed, and it might alter plans for Nate Jones

Yankees interested in Grant Balfour

After his two-year deal with the Orioles fell apart over concerns with his physical, Grant Balfour is back on the market. The Yankees, who lost their closer to retirement, are said to be among the interested teams.

Orioles' deal with Balfour hits snag

Something is amiss regarding Grant Balfour's physical and the Orioles are scared.

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