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    Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    LH 1B. Solid minor numbers, high OBP guy.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...ohnsda06.shtml

    Reds also traded 2B Devin Lohman to the Phillies for PTBNL or cash
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    745 career major league OPS. Been around the block and back
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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    Hasn't played in 40 games in a MLB season since 2010 and Twitter is freaking out thinking he is being brought in to play for an injured Joey Votto

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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    Better start getting those championship ring fingers sized up.

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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    Quote Originally Posted by jordan_tm View Post
    Hasn't played in 40 games in a MLB season since 2010 and Twitter is freaking out thinking he is being brought in to play for an injured Joey Votto
    Lol.

    Louisville will be missing a bat if Boesch makes the Reds. I'm guessing this is his replacement.
    "Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.

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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

    The Phillies announced that they have acquired minor league shortstop Devin Lohman from the Reds in exchange for future considerations. Lohman, 25, has spent the past two seasons with Cincinnati’s Double-A affiliate in Pensacola, where he’s batted a combined .240/.307/.339. A third-round pick by Cincinnati in 2010, Lohman’s bat has never come around as a pro, but he’s a well-regarded defender. Baseball America ranked him 25th among Reds farmhands two offseasons ago on the strength of his glove and ranked him as the best infield defender in the organization’s minor league system that winter as well.

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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    A 35 year old 1B with just over 1600 MLB AB's?

    AAAA Player. the real question is why isn't he a legend in Japan?
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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    Remember Kevin Barker? Dan Johnson is Kevin Barker.

    Also I remember when Dan Johnson was another Billy Beane success story. It's actually odd that he never got any sort of major league opportunity after leaving Oakland.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    This is where the Reds look for guys being shedded as spring training ends. Expect additional pickups.

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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

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    Reds Acquire Dan Johnson From Astros

    By Steve Adams [March 26, 2015 at 1:41pm CDT]

    The Reds announced that they’ve acquired veteran first baseman Dan Johnson from the Astros in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The 35-year-old had been with Houston on a minor league contract.

    Johnson hasn’t seen much in the way of regular playing time since his tenure with the Athletics ended in 2008, but he’s appeared in the bigs in each season dating back to 2010. His 2014 work came north of the border, as he picked up 48 plate appearances for the Blue Jays and batted .211/.333/.342. The type of plate discipline and strike zone knowledge displayed by Johnson in that small sample is indicative of his career to date. Johnson has a 13.2 percent walk rate in 1604 Major League plate appearances and, perhaps not surprisingly, has walked six times in 25 plate appearances with Houston this spring. He’s also collected just three hits in 19 at-bats, however.

    I’d imagine that Johnson will be in competition for a spot on the Cincinnati bench, though it’s perhaps more likely that he begins the season in Triple-A. Johnson reportedly has an opt-out date in his contract, but it does not come until after the season has started. He isn’t an Article XX(B) player, so the Reds wouldn’t need to offer him a $100K retention bonus to option him to Triple-A. Johnson had positive things to say about his brief time with the Astros, per the Houston Chronicle’s Evan Drellich.

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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    Make sure he is active on the last day of the year.

    He is a legend in Tampa:
    http://m.mlb.com/video/?content_id=19782327

    more
    http://www.draysbay.com/2012/2/2/276...o-vault-recaps

    then for a repeat in 2012
    http://m.mlb.com/video/v25331461/mus...-for-white-sox
    Last edited by klw; 03-26-2015 at 03:08 PM.

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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    Quote Originally Posted by Gainesville Red View Post
    Better start getting those championship ring fingers sized up.
    Every time...
    "I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn't. And that's what makes it great." - Joe Posnanski

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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    Wow, that huge windfall that we got from selling Neferti Soto must've been burning a hole in Walt's pocket
    MUST BUY ANOTHER BAD 1B.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for bringing winning baseball back to Cincy

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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Lol.

    Louisville will be missing a bat if Boesch makes the Reds. I'm guessing this is his replacement.

    I agree. Looking at his AAA numbers, it sure would be nice if they translated to the next level...but alas...it seems not. Love that OBP throughout his career though.

    11 seasons in AAA, .281/.401/.509/.909 in 4000 plate appearances. This doesn't look like Neftali Soto to me. It really makes me wonder why he didn't get a longer look in the majors. Obviously he's mid 30's now so he's nearly done, but still....in 11 seasons and he can't crack the bigs regularly? Just surprising is all I guess.
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    94 and winning the division and the NLCS but falling in the WS to Toronto in 6

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    Re: Reds Acquire Dan Johnson from Astros for PTBNL or Cash

    Quote Originally Posted by REDREAD View Post
    Wow, that huge windfall that we got from selling Neferti Soto must've been burning a hole in Walt's pocket
    MUST BUY ANOTHER BAD 1B.
    "Neferti Soto". You crack me up every time.
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