Josh Johnson Rumors: Thursday

Baseball executives seem divided on the Marlins' plans for Josh Johnson, but it's clear the right-hander is drawing considerable interest as the trade deadline approaches. One official told Jayson Stark there's a 95% chance the 28-year-old stays put. But other executives told Joel Sherman they'd be shocked if the Marlins don't trade him. The Rangers, Angels, Orioles and Blue Jays appear to have interest in Johnson, who earns $13.75MM per season through 2013. Here’s the latest on Johnson, with the most recent rumors up top:


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72 Comments on "Josh Johnson Rumors: Thursday"


BrickTops
3 years 1 month ago

Pretty obvious that the Braves got Fleeced on that deal.

not_brooks
3 years 1 month ago

Braves…

3 years 1 month ago

why did u have to remind him about the worst trade in Brave’s History?

rundmc1981
3 years 1 month ago

Thanks, John Schuerholz. You really went out with a bang. I really hope you didn’t advise Wren to trade Tex for Marek/Kotchman and forfeit the draft picks coming your way when Tex bolted for NYY because that would have meant you gave up on the chance to have Mike Trout in a Braves uniform. I think Schuerholz wanted to top his bad rental of Wainwright for JD Drew…and he did a heck of a job doing that.

blank_38
3 years 1 month ago

But the Yankees never traded for Teixeira…

BrickTops
3 years 1 month ago

DOH… Lol I was thinking Braves, but typed Yanks

3 years 1 month ago

yeah they’re not getting that… lol

the_show
3 years 1 month ago

Well I’m gonna guess Josh Johnson stays put

not_brooks
3 years 1 month ago

Even though there’s no chance they’ll get a package like that, it always makes sense to ask for the moon.

Rangers4Life
3 years 1 month ago

Welp. Good luck on that Marlins.

oz10
3 years 1 month ago

Poor Beau Jones never gets mentioned in that trade……..

3 years 1 month ago

He is the only one not to make it to Arlington.

oz10
3 years 1 month ago

it was meant tongue in cheek

Devon Henry
3 years 1 month ago

Three good prospects for an injury prone pitcher with an ERA at 4.14 in a pitchers park. He can be beast at times but not worth three good prospects (im assuming good is B or better rated prospects)

3 years 1 month ago

At home he’s 5-4 with a 3.35 ERA and in his winning starts an ERA under 2. JJ is really good.

3 years 1 month ago

First of all the Marlin must be smokin some really good stuff if they think they can get a “Tex Package” for Johnson. Its not that he isn’t an excellent pitcher, he just can’t stay healthy! Also, I bet if you ask Wren, if he could do it all over again, he wouldn’t!
Neither would the GM for the O’s Mariners Bedard trade.

not_brooks
3 years 1 month ago

Bavasi would probably make the Bedard trade again, because he was a monumentally terrible General Manager.

melonis_rex
3 years 1 month ago

Wren didn’t make the Teixeira trade with Texas. Schuerholz did.

johnsilver
3 years 1 month ago

I doubt Atlanta wants JJ that badly for one thing and as far as anyone else? If JJ was on top of his game this year from start to start.. A possibility, but he just hasn’t been consistent enough.

The one team that is hanging around the fringes and might have been desperate enough has someone in charge (Orioles/Duquette) that is just not goofy enough to pull the trigger on a trade like that.

Orioles fans can rest on that. Duke might make a move on a SP, but he isn’t going to blow the system on a guy, even as good as JJ.

go_jays_go
3 years 1 month ago

I can imagine the Braves targeting JJ if Dempster refuses to leave Chicago…

sdsny
3 years 1 month ago

That would be Mark Teixeira all over again. They’d send the Marlins the farm, and get JJ for a couple of years, and yes I know Teixeira was only a season. It doesn’t make sense for the Braves, who have good pitching prospects who combined would cost way less than a Josh Johnson contract.

jjs91
3 years 1 month ago

Anyone want to look up where does guys were ranked prospect wise at the time of the trade?

Patrick Beliveau
3 years 1 month ago

Going into 2007, Baseball America had Salty, Andrus, Harrison as the top 3 prospects in the Braves system…

Top 100, Salty was 36, Andrus was 65 and Harrison was 90…

So it was a pretty good haul for Texas

notsureifsrs
3 years 1 month ago

not as good as it looks in retrospect, though. “andrus, feliz, harrison, and salty” sounds a lot, lot better than #36, #65, #90 and unranked

all of those players turned into productive regulars or stars – including the unranked feliz. that’s very unusual

3 years 1 month ago

I cant recall but Salty was the “prized” prospect of the group at that time. Harrison was a throw in due to a medical concern with Beau Jones’s shoulder/elbow.

oz10
3 years 1 month ago

Andrus was the prized prospect, Salty was to get an MLB ready piece as he was alread yin the bigs. We wouldn’t do the deal without Nefti though

3 years 1 month ago

Thats not the way that i recall it… I thought it was the young switch hitting catcher w/ power….. Andrus was said to be a defensive wiz with concerns over his ability to hit. But eitherway, it was a steal for the rangers…

ElasticSyntax
3 years 1 month ago

This also created some hubbub around who the “catcher of future” would be in Texas since they had Salty, Laird and Teagarden.

3 years 1 month ago

Feliz and Andrus were the cornerstones of the trade.

3 years 1 month ago

Not according to Baseball America at the time…. See Patrick Beliveau post from above. He has already done the research.

txftw
3 years 1 month ago

Ok a JJ deal that comps to the Tex deal:

Feliz=Harrison at that point. Matt had some experience but Feliz has way more (such as being an All-Star closer) therefore is way more valuable.

Sardinas/Garcia=Andrus. Elvis was extremely young when he was traded and these two are a little further along with lower ceilings.

Moreland=Saltalamacchia. Salty had immense potential at the time of the trade and Moreland has shown flashes of excellence (2010 WS) but has had struggles as well, like Salty did in his time in Texas.

Mendez=Feliz. A high powered arm that needs seasoning to become something great. Feliz at the time of the Tex trade was just a 100mph thrower but was able to harness it.

Kirkman=Jones. The forgotten piece of that deal. Lefty with some promise was the idea, but Kirkman has pitched in the bigs a fair amount while Jones at that time was in the lower minors.

To me, the value of Feliz is extremely high and offsets some of the faults the other pieces have.

Thoughts?

Bryan
3 years 1 month ago

Mark Teixeira-like package. I’d give you Casey Kotchman and Stephen Marek for him…

3 years 1 month ago

What a difference a year makes!!!

3 years 1 month ago

They may have hurt themselves by deciding to announce that the Rangers were ready to part with Olt for him to start a bidding war. This franchise is so backwards it almost hurts. Almost.

go_jays_go
3 years 1 month ago

When did the Rangers ever declare Olt was available?

OptimisticMarlinsFan
3 years 1 month ago

I’m not sure that’s the only way they should deal him. If they can get a package like they should jump on it. I highly doubt they will, though. I don’t think they should only deal if a package like that comes along. They need to trade him and it doesn’t necessarily have to reach that type of return, but it better be a damn good one.

RiosFan
3 years 1 month ago

White Sox get:

RHP Josh Jhonson

Marlins get:

RHP Adisson Reed
RHP Nestor Molina
RHP Gavin Floyd
C Tyler Flowers
UTIL Eduardo Escobar

Jaysfan724
3 years 1 month ago

Isn’t Nestor Molina hurt?

M.Kit
3 years 1 month ago

Rangers to JJ: “As you may know, Arlington is very close to Oklahoma”

sdsny
3 years 1 month ago

That might work in a FA pitch. JJ has no say in where he ends up right now.

ARod's Ring
3 years 1 month ago

Here we go with the “request” and preferences from the player. handcuffing their teams in the process.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 1 month ago

Since JJ doesn’t have a no-trade clause, his opinions are rendered moot. In any case, if he really cared where he played, I don’t think he would have signed an extension with the Marlins to be begin with.

Rangers4Life
3 years 1 month ago

“Johnson would prefer to be near his home in Oklahoma or his wife’s home in Orange County, California, ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick reports”
So that means JJ (or maybe the Marlins) wants a deal with either the Angels or the Rangers if the trade ever happens.

greg porco
3 years 1 month ago

JJ lives in Henderson Nevada, Jerry. Nice home too…google it. JJ is not going anywhere. By the way, his wifes home is in Cali? She has a separate home from him? Seriously?? Worst comment i’ve ever seen here.

Encarnacion's Parrot
3 years 1 month ago

To be fair, he grew up in Jenks, Oklahoma. Maybe that’s where his parents reside.

Karkat
3 years 1 month ago

What you do is trade Andrus, Harrison, and Feliz for Johnson, making the trade ultimately Johnson and Mendez for Teixiera, excellent trade!

(I kid, of course.)

Kurisu Rg
3 years 1 month ago

You forgot Beau Jones!!