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Nick Johnson Trade Talks With Oakland Resume

Posted on: January 15, 2009 1:04 pm
Edited on: January 15, 2009 1:58 pm

12:45pm:'s Bill Ladson talked to a source who said nothing is imminent in these talks and they haven't really heated up.

10:48am: According to Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post, the Nationals and A's have revived trade talks for first baseman Nick Johnson.  Sheinin notes that the Nats have previously shown interest in Daric Barton, though that might be a high price to pay for one year of the injury-prone Johnson.  Another wrinkle is the A's addition of Jason Giambi, but there would be ways to make it work.


Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2009 2:47 pm

Nick Johnson Trade Talks With Oakland Resume

I agree with your comments. Johnson has been hurt throughout his entire career and they already have "some guy" penciled in at 1B. It seems that the Athletics think that Barton will have a future much like another former Athletic player, Dan Johnson. He bounced around for a few years after being let go by Oakland and is out of baseball. Still, this would be a bad idea. Oakland has had alot of players getting injured over the years. Is it smart to expect an injury-prone player to not be injured? I must add that I was a big fan of Johnson when he was with the Yankees. Now, I am not as big a fan, but would like to see him on a good team. The Nationals do not seem to have a clue or have the desire to build a competitive team. But if Oakland can get Johnson for cheap this might be a good trade, but I would not expect much from him.

Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: January 15, 2009 1:45 pm

Nick Johnson Trade Talks With Oakland Resume

Why would Oakland do this?  Just to take a shot he'll bounce back?  I'd stay away from this one, especially if it costs a good young player.

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