Marlins Expect To Keep Josh Johnson

The Marlins told teams today they're going to keep Josh Johnson barring something unforeseen, reports ESPN's Jayson Stark.  The 28-year-old is under contract through 2013.  Johnson has been healthy this year, though his strikeout rate and fastball velocity are down and he's allowed more hits than innings pitched.  The Marlins wouldn't be trading him at peak value, but it never hurts to listen.


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10 Comments on "Marlins Expect To Keep Josh Johnson"


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rsanchez1
2 years 11 months ago

Anyone could’ve seen this coming. The Marlins’ asking price was just too high for any team to bite.

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Jeff Snedden
2 years 11 months ago

I thought for sure the Marlins would move Johnson, but if they aren’t getting reasonable return offers, they are better off keeping him.

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Jaysfan724
2 years 11 months ago

Wow I’m really shocked. Totally thought he was getting traded after reading all these reasonable packages the Marlins were asking for…..

Glad to see all this time dedicated to him every day on here only for us to know now what we knew last week.

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Jimcass134
2 years 11 months ago

Looking better for Cliff to get moved

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davbee
2 years 11 months ago

Not if the Phils aren’t paying a good chunk of his salary it doesn’t.

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Jimcass134
2 years 11 months ago

If Amaro is serious about restocking the farm I expect them to pick up a very big chunk of it

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2 years 11 months ago

Also could mean that Amaro is not liking the potential prospects he is being offered in exchange for Victorino and Pence.

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Jimcass134
2 years 11 months ago

Victorino isn’t going to net any top guys but Pence should and probably will get atleast one top guy. If not then they trade everyone else that’s been linked to other teams, including Cliff and just hang on to Pence and trade him in the off season.

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2 years 11 months ago

Exactly. Pence is a nice player, but i get the feeling that Philly fans are expecting a Pence trade to totally revive there farm system. And that is not going to happen. No matter if Hunter is dealt today, tomorrow, or durning the winter.

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erm016
2 years 11 months ago

Pence shouldn’t bring much, he’s not exactly lighting it up this year. But as normal, one good year makes someone a superstar.