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  1. Tigers, not Orioles, sign A’s castoff Jim Johnson

    Aug 5, 2014, 2:32 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson

    Jim Johnson worked out for the Orioles after being released by the A’s and most people assumed he was ready for a reunion in Baltimore, but not so fast says Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.

  2. UPDATE: Jim Johnson signs with unidentified team?

    Aug 4, 2014, 7:35 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson

    Jim Johnson was released by the Athletics last week after he posted an awful 7.14 ERA over 38 appearances this season.

  3. Reunion time? Orioles hold workout with Jim Johnson

    Aug 4, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson

    Johnson saved 51 games in 2012 and 50 games in 2013 as the Orioles’ closer, leading the league both seasons, but Baltimore dumped him (and his $10 million salary) on Oakland during the offseason.

  4. Orioles showing interest in bringing back reliever Jim Johnson

    Aug 2, 2014, 5:35 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson

    The Orioles are reportedly interested in a reunion with reliever Jim Johnson.

  5. A’s release Jim Johnson, eat $10 million salary

    Aug 1, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson A's

    Johnson saved 50-plus games in each of the previous two seasons, leading the league both years, but this season he posted a 6.92 ERA in 38 appearances for the A’s while almost immediately being stripped of closing duties.

  6. A’s designate $10 million reliever Jim Johnson for assignment

    Jul 24, 2014, 1:10 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson A's

    Oakland acquiring Jim Johnson from Baltimore and agreeing to pay him $10 million this season left a lot of people shaking their heads and now the move is officially a spectacular failure. And over, too.

  7. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jul 24, 2014, 7:01 AM EDT

    Alex Cobb

    The Rays stay hot, the Yankees get an assist from Mother Nature and Mike Moustakas showed us how to jar a bar loose from the catcher’s mitt without breaking the home plate collision rules.

  8. Marlins interested in Jim Johnson (again)

    Jul 23, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson A's

    Oakland’s move to acquire Johnson and his $10 million salary from Baltimore never made a ton of sense this offseason and it’s worked out much worse than expected, as he almost immediately lost the closer gig and has a 6.25 ERA with 23 walks in 40 innings.

  9. Will the second half bring more of the same for the MLB-leading A’s?

    Jun 30, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

    cespedes getty

    The A’s reached the halfway mark of their season Sunday, and it’s tough to find too much fault with what took place over the first 81 games.

  10. The A’s almost traded Jim Johnson to the Marlins last week

    Jun 4, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT

    Jim Johnson A's

    It would’ve been an unexpected early trade of a guy of Johnson’s stature.

  11. Sean Doolittle comes to Jim Johnson’s defense regarding boos

    May 30, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson A's

    Jim Johnson once again struggled and got an earful from A’s fans on Thursday, and one of his bullpen teammates expressed disappointment with the home crowd.

  12. Down with the pitchers win, up with the Tango

    May 19, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT

    ARGENTINA-TANGO-WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

    For more than 100 years, people have used won-loss records to determine the best pitchers. That’s not great policy but hey, if we’re going to do it, how about we come up with a won-loss record for the 21st century? Enter: The Tango.

  13. The Athletics are killing it in the run differential department

    May 18, 2014, 10:15 PM EDT

    Jed Lowrie, Josh Reddick

    The Athletics have a +95 run differential after Sunday’s 13-3 victory over the Indians. There’s no other team in baseball even close to them in that department.

  14. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 5, 2014, 5:00 AM EDT

    Jacoby Ellsbury

    What a fun, relaxing weekend. Not just for all of us who watched races and sipped julep. It was relaxing for Carlos Beltran too.

  15. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 16, 2014, 6:38 AM EDT

    Night court

    I only watched a little baseball last night. Watched a lot of “Night Court” though.

  16. A’s remove $10 million pickup Jim Johnson from closer role

    Apr 10, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson A's

    Oakland general manager Billy Beane raised a lot of eyebrows this offseason when he acquired Jim Johnson from the Orioles and paid him $10 million to serve as the A’s closer. And now, less than two weeks into the season, Johnson has already pitched himself out of the closer role.

  17. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 10, 2014, 7:06 AM EDT

    Victor Martinez

    I saw Captain America last night. It was way better than the first few innings of the Tigers-Dodgers game.

  18. Ryan Cook rejoins A’s after shoulder injury

    Apr 7, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    Ryan Cook Getty

    Oakland has another option if closer Jim Johnson continues to struggle, activating Ryan Cook from the disabled list after the right-hander missed the first week of the season with a strained shoulder.

  19. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 7, 2014, 6:02 AM EDT

    Kemp Ramirez

    Matt Kemp and Hanley Ramirez each went yard twice. And I contemplate the return of the game-winning RBI stat.

  20. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 3, 2014, 6:59 AM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    The Blue Jays 2013 plan worked out pretty well for their second game in 2014. And Jonathan Papelbon shows us the meaning of accountability. In his own special way.

  21. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Apr 1, 2014, 5:50 AM EDT

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    Does winning on Opening Day mean anything? I dunno, ask Oakland and Seattle.

  22. A’s lose 10th straight opener, set major league record

    Apr 1, 2014, 1:45 AM EDT

    Asdrubal Cabrera, John Jaso

    Billy Beane’s %*$@ doesn’t work on Opening Day.

  23. 2014 Preview: Baltimore Orioles

    Mar 28, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Chris Tillman AP

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Baltimore Orioles. The Big Question: Is there enough pitching here to get the O’s back to the playoffs? The Orioles…

  24. 2014 Preview: Oakland Athletics

    Mar 24, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    Nate Freiman, Josh Donaldson, Adam Rosales, Jed Lowrie

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Oakland Athletics. The Big Question: Is there life without Jarrod Parker? The A’s rotation has been a strength over…

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