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    Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    He has always been an innings eater back of the rotation guy. Although his numbers look bad, some of them are actually not terrible at all. He's pitched 80 innings and given up 10 hr's thats not bad, also his GB/AO is 2-1. His salary is 3.5 million so he's owed @ 2million left this year. I wonder if by acquiring him, then we move Claussen to the pen, then drop Standridge is our bullpen stronger.

    Indians trade:Jason Johnson and minor league arm or cash

    Reds trade:Ryan Wagner

    thoughts?

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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    Are you kidding? Wagner for Johnson? I'm exaggerating, but you never want to be on the wrong side of the Zambrano/Kazmir-style exchange.

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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott
    Are you kidding? Wagner for Johnson? I'm exaggerating, but you never want to be on the wrong side of the Zambrano/Kazmir-style exchange.
    Especially since he has been DFAed.

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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    I wouldn't mind trading for Johnson. We need a 5 starter, and we robbed the Indians once already, so why not twice?

    The Indians would need to take some of that salary though.
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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    I'm sorry Doc. but Wagner is no Kazmir nor will he ever be. IMHO Wagner is another 1st round bust.

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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    Did anyone bother to look up Jason Johnson's numbers for this season?

    Ugly.
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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    Did anyone bother to look up Jason Johnson's numbers for this season?

    Ugly.
    Really. I can't believe anyone would propose this guy, even as a 5th starter. There's a reason he was DFA'd by Cleveland.... He's 1-8 in his last 10 starts, with an ERA over 7.

    The Sox are desperate with so many pitchers on the DL. Reaaaaaal desperate.
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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    I saw his first two innings versus Yankees, and thought that he threw some tough pitches. He gave ARod an ugly atbat. He had stuff but was wild within the strike zone, which can be painful but can also correct quickly. It wouldn't surprise if he can contribute.

    I also saw what I assume was an insulin pump attached to his belt. Forgive me but I'm cheering the guy no matter the uniform. I would have been pleased to see him Red.

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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    Jason Johnson is no stranger to the longball. Envision Ramon Ortiz when combined with GABP. I certainly wouldn't give up much of anything for him.

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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    Wagner is no Kazmir, but I dont think you trade him for a guy who's been DFA'd.. Wagner still has some upside.. with JJ you know what you're getting. We have leverage, I would use Wagner as a chip in a different trade.
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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    Doc. did say he was exaggerating. The point is you don't give up a young guy with good upside for a guy with little trade value.

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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    Johnson is a guy to stay away from.

    I wonder if the Tribe gives the spot to Carmona or Sowers?
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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    Wrong side of the rotation.
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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    At this point I would imagine the Tribe would settle for a Rick White for Jason Johnson deal! Why throw them someone who could actually improve down the road. However I would just wait to see if he get's let go and then make a play for him for the ML minimum if I (I meaning Krivsky) felt he could actually help. Just not sure that's the case.
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    Re: Jason Johnson DFA'd by Indians

    I can't believe it took that long.

    No, thanks, though, I'll pass.

    Would not be surprised to see him end up in NY with the Mets or Yankees.

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