D'backs want Johnson back?

Discussion in 'Baseball' started by sportsaholic, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. sportsaholic

    sportsaholic Guest

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2708203

    I guess the D'backs want him back!
     

  2. Hoosier_Daddy

    Hoosier_Daddy Registered Member

    Even though the Yuckees have darn near an unlimited amount of capitol to work with to pay the outlandish salaries they do, it's a heck of a lot to pay $16 million for a near washed up, mediocre pitcher. He never really lived up to the expectations the Yucks had for him, so to me this comes as no surprise.


    Hoosier.
     
  3. sportsaholic

    sportsaholic Guest

    Well, I think the D'backs want him to bring fans in to Chase Field. I don't think they expect him to make a difference.
     
  4. Hoosier_Daddy

    Hoosier_Daddy Registered Member


    I wonder if he would ever be considered to play a role as a middle reliever or set up man in AZ. It might prolong his career.


    Hoosier.
     
  5. Rickster

    Rickster Guest

    As a Yankees fan, I'm glad he's gone. It's good the Yankees, his own legacy, and frees more money. I don't get why the D-Backs would spend $16M on him. Aren't they supposedly trying to rebuild a team? They've got a top 3 farm system and players are ready to come up. If they want veteran leadership, they've got Webb and Livan Hernandez. Seems like a waste of money to me.
     
  6. Hoosier_Daddy

    Hoosier_Daddy Registered Member


    There's always a chance they're wanting to see future Hall of Famer retire as a Diamond Back. From what I understand it's a two year deal with $14 million a year, but it's laden with incentive clauses.


    Hoosier.
     
  7. TheSportsGuy

    TheSportsGuy Guest

    I guess it's a decent way to make for Arizona for all the history that they want to build to thear team with a little extra "prestige" but it just still seems asinine to me to take old ass Johnson back. He can't pitch at all anymore.
     
  8. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Johnson is still a good pitcher, and I think he'll probably finish around 14-10 this year, and will miss some starts with some sort of injury. I think the Diamondbacks have a lot of good young players on that team, and they have the reigning Cy Young in Webb, now with the addition of Johnson they have a chance to make some noise in the National League.
     

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