Report: Dodgers close to deal with Reed Johnson


Via MLBTR, the Dodgers are closing in on a deal with free agent outfielder Reed Johnson. Johnson was considered a candidate for the Yanks’ left field job until they signed Randy Winn, and it’ll be interesting to see what his contract looks like.  If you’re curious, Johnson has been worth 1.7 WAR over the last two seasons with the Cubs. Winn was worth that in his down 2009 season alone.

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  1. JMK aka The Overshare's Garden Apartment Complex says:


  2. 5th Starter says:

    “Winn was worth that in his down 2010 season alone.”

    Do you mean 2009?

  3. ROBTEN says:

    If you’re curios, Johnson has been worth 1.7 WAR over the last two seasons with the Cubs. Winn was worth that in his down 2010 season alone.

    You’re forgetting that Johnson is a pure grit-machine who, by playing the game the right way, would have willed the Yanks to another championship, while Winn’s off-the-field hobbies of torturing small animals and overthrowing democratically-elected governments in Latin America has already brought eternal sadness and an unrelenting misery to the Yankee clubhouse, thus ending the 2010 season before it has even begun.

  4. steve (different one) says:

    outrageous. season tickets cancelled.

  5. Johnny says:

    I don’t like this for the Dodgers. They should let Paul and Repko play fourth and fifth outfielders.

    I also don’t like the Belliard re-signing; DeWitt deserves a chance.

  6. Poopy Pants says:

    I wanted Sterling to yell:
    “Reed ‘Em And Weep! It’s Gone!”

    Also, there goes the chance for a back-to-back and belly-to-belly for NIck and Reed Johnson.

  7. [...] for the left field spot in the Bronx at some point as well. When the deal was first reported, I said it would be interesting to see how much money Johnson got compared to Winn, who was the recipient of the Yankees’ [...]

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