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(Baltimore Sun)   Remember the entire Orioles organization and fans breathing a sigh of relief after trading away Jim Johnson? Well, about that   (baltimoresun.com ) divider line
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2014-08-03 09:17:18 PM  
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2014-08-03 09:20:44 PM  
If he and Davis can get to their early last year form...
 
2014-08-03 09:46:44 PM  
I'm an A's fan.  And I havent decided how to react to Johnson.  I kinda feel bad for him.  But I also dont really want to see him succeed now elsewhere.  Yeah, thats bad of me, I know.
 
2014-08-04 12:40:19 AM  
I doubt he will close for them and they know what he is capable of. I don't see this as a bad move.

/Battle of the Beltway World Series.
 
2014-08-04 07:02:44 AM  
Best of luck, hope he gets his head on straight and can provide them some mid-relief innings.

I always crack up when moves like this happen. The Mariners trading away and then for Michael Morse comes to mind as a recent one.

My favorite was in the NFL when Washington signed Laveraneus Coles away from the Jets as a high tender RFA, got a pro bowl out of him, and traded him back for Santana Moss after which he was released and resigned 3 more times by NY over the next 5 years.
 
2014-08-04 07:33:59 AM  
I take it that the media will suddenly not look into how good Britton has been just to make this a story
 
2014-08-04 07:48:06 AM  

thecpt: I take it that the media will suddenly not look into how good Britton has been just to make this a story


Agreed. I don't follow much baseball, but everything I'm hearing on the radio says Britton has been fantastic in the closer role.
 
2014-08-04 08:00:28 AM  
They probably hope he will do like Jake Arrieta has done this season, he sucked on the Orioles, but he's an ace in Chicago.  Maybe JJ will go back to his best form when he comes back to Baltimore.

Or....

*adjusts tinfoil*

He could have been a secret double agent sent to sabotage the A's.
 
2014-08-04 08:23:56 AM  
he'll be a fine closer for the (shore)birds.
 
2014-08-04 09:32:15 AM  

alechemist: he'll be a fine closer for the (shore)birds.


Pfft. The way they have been playing recently, needing a closer is the least of their concerns.
 
2014-08-04 10:43:51 AM  

wikid one: alechemist: he'll be a fine closer for the (shore)birds.

Pfft. The way they have been playing recently, needing a closer is the least of their concerns.


They've won 8 of 12 and are in first place by 2½ games.  Britton has a 1.62 ERA and 22 saves vs 3 blown saves.

Johnson will cost them the MLB minimum (Oakland is on the hook for the rest of his salary).  I think they'll be fine.
 
2014-08-04 10:48:27 AM  
Tommy Hunter's throwing better.  Andrew Miller's a good addition.  O'Day and Britton are lights out.

Minors at most, I guess.
 
2014-08-04 10:49:59 AM  
When the Colorado Rockies, the leader in swooping up MLB has-beens, doesn't sign him you know he's out of gas.
 
2014-08-04 11:07:16 AM  
The team is called "the Orioles", not "Oriole". Thus, "entire Oriole organization" is improper.

And no, I don't remember, because the sh*tty national sports media doesn't give the Orioles much attention.
 
2014-08-04 11:39:23 AM  
Well, I can only dream, but maybe he'll throw a really wild pitch and nap Angelos in the nose.
 
2014-08-04 11:40:00 AM  
er, nab.
 
2014-08-04 11:45:37 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: The team is called "the Orioles", not "Oriole". Thus, "entire Oriole organization" is improper.

And no, I don't remember, because the sh*tty national sports media doesn't give the Orioles much attention.


Well it was a trade with the A's so that was a double whammy.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/10071384/baltimore-orioles-deal-cl os er-jim-johnson-oakland-jemile-weeks
 
2014-08-04 12:43:41 PM  

Larry Mahnken: wikid one: alechemist: he'll be a fine closer for the (shore)birds.

Pfft. The way they have been playing recently, needing a closer is the least of their concerns.

They've won 8 of 12 and are in first place by 2½ games.  Britton has a 1.62 ERA and 22 saves vs 3 blown saves.

Johnson will cost them the MLB minimum (Oakland is on the hook for the rest of his salary).  I think they'll be fine.


The Shorebirds are an O's minor league affiliate.
 
2014-08-04 01:30:36 PM  
Larry Mahnken:


They've won 8 of 12 and are in first place by     games.


/O's fan
 
2014-08-04 03:58:42 PM  

Frederick: I'm an A's fan.  And I havent decided how to react to Johnson.  I kinda feel bad for him.  But I also dont really want to see him succeed now elsewhere.  Yeah, thats bad of me, I know.


I understand. I want him to succeed as long as it means the A's are free of his salary obligations.
 
2014-08-05 08:52:34 AM  

Principal Clarinet: Larry Mahnken:


They've won 8 of 12 and are in first place by 2½  3½  4 games.


/O's fan


Not a very good one apparently.
 
2014-08-05 08:53:19 AM  

06Wahoo: Principal Clarinet: Larry Mahnken:


They've won 8 of 12 and are in first place by 2½  3½  4 games.


/O's fan

Not a very good one apparently.


And, I just noticed the time stamp on your comment.  Well, guess I'm the idiot.
 
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