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OP #5: The viewers' Fanpost; Shin-Soo Choo, and Josh Johnson

Hey everybody, it's athleticsperson01 here and this week I decided to dedicate this Fanpost to the viewers, or the commenters. Back in my first Fanpost about Delmon Young and Jose Molina, you guys mentioned some players the A's should get. Two mentioned were Reds outfielder, Shin-Soo Choo and Blue Jays starter, Josh Johnson. Starting off with Shin-Soo Choo, he's 31 years old, and as well a native of Pusan, South Korea. This year (2013) Choo, made $7,375,000. Also, some standouts from this past year from him are he racks up the walks, totaling 112! A pretty good doubles machine with 34. He managed to work for a .423 obp. When it comes to hitting versus righties and lefties, Choo is literally like day and night. Facing righties, he's batting .317, with a .554 slugging percentage, and a ops of 1.011! Lefties? Forget about it! His averages compared to righties dropped over 100 points in terms of average at .215! Slugging percentage is just plain horrible at .265. OPS stood at .612. Maybe he could split time with Josh in right, when the team is facing a right handed starter. In 2013, he was known as a second half hitter. The first half, by months; (avg.) Apr. .337, May .240, Jun. .224. His second half? Jul. .330, Aug. .273, Sept. .309. If Choo is anything like this in 2014, expect him to start slow out of the gate. Finally, when it comes to where his rifle arm works best, it's in right field with 44 career assists, compared to 5 career assists in left field, and 9 career in center. Now, Josh Johnson. The 29 year old from Minneapolis struggled in his first full year with the Blue Jays. He pitched 81.1 IP, with 105 hits given up, a bloated ERA of 6.20, in a total of 16 starts. Just got completely knocked around. Last year with Miami? A completely different and successful pitcher. In 2012, with the Fish he pitched 191.1IP, giving up 180 hits (yeah, it's already good less hits surrendered than innings pitched!) with a decent ERA of 3.81, in almost double the starts than in 2013, with 31. Plus, he was an All-Star back in 2010 with the Florida/Miami Marlins. He'll come at a steep price, though this year he made almost 14 million. The A's wouldn't pay that for the qualifying offer for either Bartolo Colon or Grant Balfour. Is Josh Johnson different? Thanks for reading guys! Tell me in the comments what you guys think about these two players, as well as this viewers Fanpost format! Sources: espn.go.com

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