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Josh Johnson may or may not be available

Nov 28, 2009, 12:19 PM EDT

Is he or isn’t he? As with most rumors during this “silly season,” it depends on who you ask.

John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus wrote on Friday that he keeps hearing that the Marlins are “very willing” to trade Josh Johnson “right now” for the right package. Hours later, Joe Frisaro, who covers the Marlins for, advised not to buy into the speculation that Johnson is available. Then, this morning, in a report for Buster Olney (requires Insider subscription) spoke with some rival executives who said that the Marlins have not yet informed teams that Johnson is not available.

Rest assured, we haven’t heard the last of this.

  1. Old Gator - Nov 28, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    No, we haven’t. But as a Feesh fan since that splendid afternoon just after Hurricane Andrew (or so it seems) when Hough took the mound in Marlins teal for the first time and Jeff Conine was barely out of diapers yet, when Old Crater Face still owned the team and the stadium had not yet gone through its Zelig-like sequence of changes from one idiotic sounding name to another to another to another (although I’m certain that it’s still on the Iranian Missile Command target map anyway), I have been thoroughly conditioned to be fatalistic about it. Josh and his bionic tendon will most likely be well on his way to some contending ballclub in return for the traditional package of EYPs (Exciting Young Propspects) well before the next solar storm buries us in another volley of ions down here.

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