Atheltics now most involved in trade talks for Jim Johnson

Fox Sport’s Ken Rosenthal recently reported via Twitter that according to his sources, the Oakland Athletics are now the team most involved in trade talks with the Orioles for Jim Johnson. Rosenthal also reported that the Dodgers now believe themselves to be out of the running for Jim Johnson and do not expect to work out a trade with the Orioles.

In my opinion, The Athletics seem like an odd team to fit with Johnson because of his expected $10 million salary. The Orioles could send money back to the Athletics.  However, the Orioles may be targeting 25 year old LHP Brett Anderson who is owed $8 million this season with an option for the 2015 season. The Athletics signed LHP Scott Kazmir today and may not have room in their rotation for Anderson. Anderson has been plagued by injuries but has shown some effectiveness at the Major League level.

Brett Anderson

Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA G GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP plus“>ERA+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2009 21 OAK AL 11 11 4.06 30 30 0 175.1 180 94 79 20 45 150 3 108 1.283 9.2 1.0 2.3 7.7 3.33 RoY-6
2010 22 OAK AL 7 6 2.80 19 19 0 112.1 112 41 35 6 22 75 7 147 1.193 9.0 0.5 1.8 6.0 3.41
2011 23 OAK AL 3 6 4.00 13 13 0 83.1 86 40 37 8 25 61 7 101 1.332 9.3 0.9 2.7 6.6 2.44
2012 24 OAK AL 4 2 2.57 6 6 0 35.0 29 11 10 1 7 25 1 153 1.029 7.5 0.3 1.8 6.4 3.57
2013 25 OAK AL 1 4 6.04 16 5 3 44.2 51 32 30 5 21 46 0 62 1.612 10.3 1.0 4.2 9.3 2.19
5 Yrs 26 29 3.81 84 73 3 450.2 458 218 191 40 120 357 18 109 1.283 9.1 0.8 2.4 7.1 2.98
162 Game Avg. 11 13 3.81 36 32 1 195 198 94 83 17 52 155 8 109 1.283 9.1 0.8 2.4 7.1 2.98

 

 

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