• Jason Johnson

    Posted by on June 21st, 2006 · Comments (5)

    From a Red Sox Press Release:

    The Boston Red Sox today acquired righthander Jason Johnson and a cash consideration from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named or cash. Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein made the announcement.

    This is funny. Just this morning, seeing that the Tribe had let him go, I wondered to myself “Could he possibly help the Yankees rotation?”

    Looking into it more, the answer was “No!” (That’s why I didn’t write about it here.)

    I think the only thing he provides is a view of just how bad the back end of the rotation is for Boston this year.

    If Jason Johnson is better than what you have there – you don’t have much at all.

    Comments on Jason Johnson

    1. June 21st, 2006 | 3:23 pm

      Well damn. Now I have to release him from my Fantasy Team. I can’t have a Red Sox on my Fantasy Team!! It is bad enough I have Paul LoDuca!

    2. MJ
      June 21st, 2006 | 3:47 pm

      Hopefully we see him again real soon and give him the same kind of 6 run spanking as we did last Wednesday. I read that Boston’s going to go with a 4-man rotation (Schilling, Beckett, Wakefield, Lester) for the rest of the month since they have a couple of off days coming up. Johnson should be nice and rested for his next crapola start.

    3. Nick from Washington Heights
      June 21st, 2006 | 4:04 pm

      I think it’s a worthwhile gamble on Boston’s part. He’s a groundball pitcher who might benefit greatly from Boston’s improved infield defense. Jhonny Peralta and company weren’t exactly helping him. That said, the Arroyo trade looks more and more like a big mistake as the season goes on.

    4. hopbitters
      June 21st, 2006 | 5:28 pm

      There aren’t a lot of pitchers I’d say this about, but I’d rather have Jaret Wright.

    5. danny
      June 22nd, 2006 | 7:25 pm

      If Jason Johnson is better than what you have there – you don’t have much at all.

      It’s an experiment in trying to find a fifth starter. A starter that wouldn’t even see a game in the playoffs. With the addition of lester (Schilling, Beckett, Wakefield, Lester) things haven’t looked quite this wonderful in a while.

      the Arroyo trade looks more and more like a big mistake as the season goes on.

      You think he magically changed into a cy young winner in a year? Or maybe it’s about the league. Did you forget about that? Look what sox pitching did to the nationals hitting. Bring him back, you’d have the same 4.50 era pitcher he always was.

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