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I cant stand Jim Johnson




In the Aftermath of last night's blow up 9th inning from Mr. Johnson; I've realized he needs to go. Now, I'm sure if given the chance he might be able to turn it around. But, since the A's have an awesome minor league system and plenty of other guys in the bullpen to choose from in last night's 9th inning situation, I'm going to also blame Melvin. I feel like we are going to be screwed with this guy on the roster and its all because Billy Beane wouldn't bite the bullet and pay Balfour. Sure, Balfour may have not been any better but, he was beloved by the fans and pretty much earned the money we gave to Jim Johnson.

If there's anything we can take away from Johnson's blown opportunities is that old saying, "First time shame on you, second time shame on me."

Here's the current salary cap.....

Player

POS

Age

Exp.

Contract Terms

Average Salary

End Year

Free Agent

Yeonis Cespedes

LF

28

2

4 yr $36,000,000

$9,000,000

2015

2016

Coco Crisp

CF

34

10.158

2 yr $22,750,000

$11,375,000

2016

2018

Scott Kazmir

SP

30

7.119

2 yr $22,000,000

$11,000,000

2015

2016

Craig Gentry

CF

30

3.084

1 yr $11,450,000

$11,450,000

2014

-

Jim Johnson

CL

30

5.165

1 yr $10,000,000

$10,000,000

2014

2015

Alberto Callaspo

3B

31

6.135

2 yr $8,975,000

$4,487,500

2014

2015

Eric O'Flaherty

RP

29

6.062

2 yr $7,000,000

$3,500,000

2015

2016

Jed Lowrie

SS

30

5.111

1 yr $5,250,000

$5,250,000

2014

2015

Luke Gregerson

RP

29

5

1 yr $5,065,000

$5,065,000

2014

2015

Brandon Moss

1B

30

3.16

1 yr $4,100,000

$4,100,000

2014

-

Nick Punto

SS

36

11.051

1 yr $3,000,000

$3,000,000

2015

2016

Josh Reddick

RF

27

3.05

1 yr $2,700,000

$2,700,000

2014

-

John Jaso

DH

30

4.032

1 yr $2,300,000

$2,300,000

2014

-

Jesse Chavez

SP

30

3.108

1 yr $775,000

$775,000

2014

-

Fernando Rodriguez

RP

29

2.142

1 yr $600,000

$600,000

2014

-

Fernando Abad

RP

28

2.073

1 yr $525,900

$525,900

2014

-

Tom Milone

SP

27

2.018

1 yr $510,000

$510,000

2014

-

Eric Sogard

2B

27

2.064

1 yr $510,000

$510,000

2014

-

Dan Otero

RP

29

.169

1 yr $505,000

$505,000

2014

-

Drew Pomeranz

SP

25

1.05

1 yr $505,000

$505,000

2014

-

Ryan Cook

RP

26

2.036

1 yr $505,000

$505,000

2014

-

A.J. Griffin

SP

26

1.102

1 yr $505,000

$505,000

2014

-

Derek Norris

C

25

1.102

1 yr $505,000

$505,000

2014

-

Sonny Gray

SP

24

1 yr $505,000

$505,000

2014

-

Dan Straily

SP

25

.062

1 yr $505,000

$505,000

2014

-

Josh Donaldson

3B

28

1.158

1 yr $500,000

$500,000

2014

-

Jarrod Parker

SP

25

2

1 yr $500,000

$500,000

2014

-

Nate Freiman

1B

27

1

1 yr $493,200

$493,200

2013

-

Daric Barton

1B

28

4.03

1 yr $125,000

$125,000

2014

-

Sean Doolittle

RP

27

1.122

5 yr $0

$0

2020

2021

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