Brian Johnson released

Max Power

thai good. you like shirt?
SoSH Member
Jul 20, 2005
4,172
Boston, MA
Bloom is a fucking nihilist, man.



I've always kind of enjoyed watching soft tossing lefties somehow manage to get major league hitters out, so his 2018 wasn't so bad. But he really showed nothing at all last year.
 

JBJ_HOF

Member
SoSH Member
Apr 5, 2014
389
The Sox need to add Taylor and Hernandez to the 40 man roster in the next week or so. Who would you have dumped to also get Johnson to Boston? You know what he is, not good, I'd rather roll with the new guys that have some interesting quality or pitch at least.
 

Rudi Fingers

Member
SoSH Member
Jul 18, 2005
1,411
Adianoeta
The Sox need to add Taylor and Hernandez to the 40 man roster in the next week or so. Who would you have dumped to also get Johnson to Boston? You know what he is, not good, I'd rather roll with the new guys that have some interesting quality or pitch at least.
Agreed - my last memory of Brian Johnson was him getting thunderstruck for 3 runs in the first against the Phillies last August
 

bigq

Member
SoSH Member
Jul 15, 2005
5,507
I'm surprised they wouldn't give him a shot instead of rolling with an opener so often.

We're starting Brasier tonight. How much worse could Johnson be than that?
This is where I am at as well. Given the current state of the Sox pitching staff, if Johnson couldn’t get a shot now it says a lot about how he is viewed by the organization.
 

E5 Yaz

Transcends message boarding
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Apr 25, 2002
64,914
Oregon
Of course, as a soft-tossing lefty, he'll dominate the Red Sox for his new team
 

vadertime

Member
SoSH Member
Jul 31, 2006
1,299
Rhode Island
The Sox need to add Taylor and Hernandez to the 40 man roster in the next week or so. Who would you have dumped to also get Johnson to Boston? You know what he is, not good, I'd rather roll with the new guys that have some interesting quality or pitch at least.
Both Taylor and Hernandez were only put on the 10 Day IL on 7/14. They're already on the 40 man. They could've moved Eduardo Rodriguez, who is still only on the 10 day, to the 60 IL to make room on the 40 man. Not that I'm advocating for Johnson, but it could've easily been done.
 

Diamond Don Aase

Member
SoSH Member
Jan 16, 2001
565
Merrimack Valley
The Sox need to add Taylor and Hernandez to the 40 man roster in the next week or so. Who would you have dumped to also get Johnson to Boston? You know what he is, not good, I'd rather roll with the new guys that have some interesting quality or pitch at least.
I think this post is suggesting those pitchers chosen instead of Johnson possess the ability to generate a quality of contact or type of contact that might be conducive to success had Jose Peraza not been born with hands like feet. However, I prefer the alternative interpretation that the Red Sox are interested in their qualities as a person— “Ryan Weber can’t pitch for shit but damn if he isn’t a genius when it comes to making fresh pico de gallo.”
 

mauf

Anderson Cooper × Mr. Rogers
Staff member
Dope