Late last night, the Orioles traded Jim Johnson to the Athletics for Jemile Weeks in what was essentially a salary dump. Baltimore is up against their payroll limit and he was slated to make close to $11M next year, so now they have some flexibility. I feel like Johnson moving to the AL West is going to legitimately cost the Yankees a win next year. He always seemed to cough up close games to New York — he’s blown four of his last nine save chances against them and also took a loss after entering a tie game — and they will need every win they can get to get back into the postseason. Tough loss for the Bombers.
Here is your open thread for the evening. Both the Islanders and Nets are playing, but that’s pretty much it. You’re on your own for entertainment. Talk about whatever. Go nuts.