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Postby BigTex24 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:22 pm

He has been having solid rehab starts and could return right before or after the all-star break.
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Re: Pick up Josh Johnson!

Postby Field » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:41 pm

I expect him to be solid upon his return, although I would temper expectations a bit. He is coming off elbow surgery and he was never projected to be a top of the rotation guy (too bad he's not a lefty - David Price :-L ). While I like his size, it has its advantages (mound presence) and a disadvantages (command/injuries). I know it's not a stretch by any means, but I really, really like Cueto for the rest of the year... If he's somehow on your WW, pick him up immediately.
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Re: Pick up Josh Johnson!

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Thu Jun 26, 2008 5:55 pm

BigTex24 wrote:Pick up Josh Johnson!


No.
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Re: Pick up Josh Johnson!

Postby dclark0699 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:02 pm

OneLoveBoomer wrote:
BigTex24 wrote:Pick up Josh Johnson!


No.


He told you.



I'm watch listing him for now, but I had forgotten about him until the Cafe started talking.
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Re: Pick up Josh Johnson!

Postby Snakes Gould » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:54 pm

yeah, his great season in 2005 was really fluky. id be super surprised if he repeated anything close to those numbers.
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Re: Pick up Josh Johnson!

Postby Yoda » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:58 pm

I think he can be very solid this year. He has good enough stuff and advanced very quickly before the arm injury.
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Re: Pick up Josh Johnson!

Postby deerayfan072 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:16 pm

Thing I worry about with Johnson is this isn't the first arm problem he has had. He has had a couple arm issues.
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Re: Pick up Josh Johnson!

Postby NZ Eff » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:30 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:yeah, his great season in 2005 was really fluky. id be super surprised if he repeated anything close to those numbers.


It was 2006 and what do you base that assumption on. It's far more likely that his poor numbers last year were the fluke and he was legit in his rookie year.

I think the original poster offers some excellent advice. If you have a DL spot open then he is well worth the risk for those that are scrambling around looking for a decent 5th starter.
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Re: Pick up Josh Johnson!

Postby CBMGreatOne » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:15 pm

Yawn... I'd take either underowned Minnesota Twin starter- Kevin Slowey or Scott Baker- over Johnson and they are already healthy and pitching. JJ made a nice splash as a rookie, but I wouldn't get the least bit excited about him until I saw at least 3 or 4 good starts under his belt in 2008. I seriously doubt he'd be picked up in any but the deepest of leagues before he has at least some solid starts.
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Re: Pick up Josh Johnson!

Postby bigh0rt » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:56 pm

CBMGreatOne wrote:Yawn... I'd take either underowned Minnesota Twin starter- Kevin Slowey or Scott Baker- over Johnson and they are already healthy and pitching.

Not to mention they're already owned...
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