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Rangers asked about Josh Johnson -- yes, really

Posted on: July 30, 2010 1:18 am
 
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OK, now the Rangers are just being ridiculous.

As if getting the best pitcher in the American League*, Cliff Lee, weren't enough, the high-flying Rangers reportedly took a flyer on acquiring the best pitcher in the National League*, Florida's Josh Johnson.

Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports that in negotiating with the Marlins about Jorge Cantu, whom they got in a trade Thursday, there apparently was a conversation that went something like this:

Jon Daniels: "Say, Larry, did you get that bottle of tequila I sent over? Good. Did you have any yet? Oh. Well, uh, you should. It's really tasty, but you have to drink, like, a lot to really get the taste. Anyway, uh, crazy idea. What if we -- and this is just a thought -- were interested in taking one of your young pitchers off your hands?"

Larry Beinfest: "I'm listening. Who did you have in mind?"

Daniels: "Well, let's say, just for argument's sake ... (cough) Josh Johnson (cough)?"

Beinfest: "Uh ... are you being serious? Josh Johnson, 26 years old, under contract for four years, 10-3 record, 1.72 ERA? That Josh Johnson?"

Daniels: "Wait! Hear me out! For openers, you can have our three best prospects, and ..." (line goes dead)

Hey, you can't blame a guy for trying.

-- David Andriesen

*admittedly arguable, on both counts

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Rangers asked about Josh Johnson -- yes, really

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Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 4:44 am
 

Rangers asked about Josh Johnson -- yes, really

and why not?  as in dating, the worst that can happen is they say no.



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: July 30, 2010 4:42 am
 

Rangers asked about Josh Johnson -- yes, really

and why not?  as in dating, the worst that can happen is they say no.


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