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Thursday | Camden Chat

Trading Jim Johnson was the right move for Orioles

Recent demotion from closer's role one of many reasons the Orioles are better off without the former All-Star.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Jemile Weeks, J.J. Hardy, Chris Davis, Matt Wieters, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Major League Baseball

Johnson finding form since 'break' from closing

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball

Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

Zinno's 6-4-3: MLB Round-Up

Top 6 1. Brewers - their pitching has been downright outstanding. Matt Garza has provided added depth and their bullpen has been lockdown.

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Related Topix: Sports, Brian McCann, Baseball Players, Chase Utley

Mon Apr 14, 2014

BleacherReport

Early Winners, Losers of MLB's Biggest Offseason Trades

However, it's never too soon to label a team as an early winner or early loser. What follows is a look at the MLB offseason's six most noteworthy swaps and a breakdown of which teams are looking smart and which ones not so much.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Baltimore Orioles, Jemile Weeks, Fernando Salas, Peter Bourjos

The Baltimore Sun

Grant Balfour comes to Baltimore for first time since deal with Orioles fell through

The last time Grant Balfour was in Baltimore, he thought he had landed in the place where he'd spend the next two years of his career.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tampa Bay Rays, Major League Baseball

Detroit News

Tony Paul's Week 2 MLB Power Rankings: Red-hot Brewers seize top spot from Tigers

Tony Paul of The Detroit News goes around the league, with the second of his weekly Major League Baseball power rankings: 1. Brewers : No way can they keep up this pace, but they've served noticed - they're at least to be taken seriously.

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Related Topix: Sports, Clayton Kershaw, Baseball Players, A.J. Ellis, Brian Wilson, Aaron Harang, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball

Baseball Prospectus

The Prospectus Hit List: Monday, April 14 by Matt Sussman

Hit List updates are published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, starting April 2, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Aaron Harang, Justin Verlander, Steven Souza, Joey Votto, Josmil Pinto

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Orioles bounce back to defeat the Blue Jays, 2-1, in 12 innings

New Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was one pitch away from his fourth save when he didn't get the check swing, third-strike call he wanted on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Zach Britton, Chris Tillman, Tommy Hunter, Colby Rasmus, Adam Jones

The Baltimore Sun

Orioles bounce back to defeat the Blue Jays, 2-1, in 12 innings

New Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was one pitch away from his fourth save in as many chances Saturday night before he didn't get the check swing, third-strike call he wanted.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Zach Britton, Tommy Hunter, Colby Rasmus, Adam Jones

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Commentary: Jim Johnson's start with Oakland not what he imagined

This is not how Jim Johnson imagined his first season with the Oakland Athletics.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics, New York High School Sports, High School Sports, Jemile Weeks

Fri Apr 11, 2014

NBC Dallas

AL West Watch: A's Big-Money Closer Demoted

The Texas Rangers' pitching issues are well documented around here, but the Rangers are far from the only team in the AL West with some pitching issues.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Colby Lewis, Baseball Players

Swingin' A's

Defending the Trade for Jim Johnson

Jim Johnson has had a rough start to his stint with the Oakland Athletics, compliling an 0-2 record and a 18.90 ERA in 5 games and 3.1 IP.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Oakland Athletics, Jemile Weeks

Seattle Times

A’s remove Jim Johnson from closer’s role

Michael Pineda took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning and Jacoby Ellsbury hit an RBI single off old roommate Clay Buchholz in his first game against the Red Sox, a 4-1 victory for the New York Yankees on Thursday night.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Michael Pineda, Jacoby Ellsbury, Clay Buchholz

Thu Apr 10, 2014

Camden Chat

Orioles off night sports thread: April 10

The Orioles are not playing any baseball on Thursday night, but there are still games of interest, especially if you are considering the potential to impact the American League East standings early in the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, American League East, Baseball Players, Baltimore Orioles

Nolan Writin'

Jim Johnson Out as A's Closer

Apr 2, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Jim Johnson walks off the mound after being taken out of the game during the ninth inning in game two of a double header at O.co Coliseum.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League West, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Sean Doolittle, Dan Otero, Ryan Cook, Neftali Feliz

BleacherReport

A's Deep, Dominant Bullpen Makes Quick Jim Johnson Hook a No-Brainer

Just eight games into the new season, the Oakland Athletics have already seen enough of the struggling Jim Johnson in the closer's role.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Sean Doolittle, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, Grant Balfour, Ryan Cook

Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Athletics pull ex-O's closer Jim Johnson in 9th after he struggles again

Jim Johnson In 2012, Jim Johnson set an Orioles franchise record with 51 saves. He currently ranks second on the team's all-time list in saves behind Gregg Olson .

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, Minnesota Twins, Jason Kubel, Kurt Suzuki, Aaron Hicks

Sun Apr 06, 2014

New York Post

Cast of closers finding it hard to land long-term deals

The idea of giving lucrative long-term contracts to closers already was under siege, and then the first week of this season happened.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Nate Jones, John Axford, Francisco Rodriguez, Jim Henderson, Jonathan Papelbon

Sat Apr 05, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

For 50 Baltimore ballplayers, Oriole Park becomes field of dreams

While the Orioles played in Detroit on Saturday, 50 Baltimore high school baseball players took the field at Camden Yards for the President's Cup showcase game.

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Related Topix: Maryland High School Sports, High School Sports, Sports, Baseball Players, J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones

The Big Lead

Jemile Weeks Made the Minor League Defensive Play of the Year

Jemile Weeks was traded from the Oakland Athletics to the Baltimore Orioles in the winter for Jim Johnson.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jemile Weeks

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