Report: Dodgers close to deal with Reed Johnson

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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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  • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

    “Khaaaaaaaaaaan!”

  • 5th Starter

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

    Do you mean 2009?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Yes, yes I did.

  • ROBTEN

    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.

    • 5th Starter

      Because of the Randy Winn signing, I cancelled my subscription to MLB Extra Innings and Prozac.

      • JMK aka The Overshare’s Garden Apartment Complex

        Have you gotten tenured yet?

  • steve (different one)

    outrageous. season tickets cancelled.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      ietc

    • Slugger27

      i cancelled them when we traded for javy.

      javy’s name isnt tim lincecum, and thats all the info i needed

  • http://mlbnewsrumors.com Johnny

    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.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      They probably should’ve just re-signed Hudson.

    • Slugger27

      ya know for the life of me, i cant figure out why o-dogg wasnt starting during the playoffs

      • bexarama

        I think he’d had a bad couple of weeks so Torre was pretty much playing the hot hand.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        He was cold in Sept, I guess?

        .227/.354/.364

    • Steve O.

      Eh, there’s not much to hate about this deal. It’s a low key, cheap pick-up that can fairly easily be replaced. Plus, in the NL, there are 5 bench spots, which lessens the blow of having 3 utilitly OF.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Ethier is brutal vs Lefties. The move makes sense to me.

  • Poopy Pants

    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.

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