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    They must have been convinced he'd play better if he has a long term deal. That's pretty iffy IMO.It really doesn't look much different than what he was going to get in the year to year process if he keep playing about the same. otherwise it doesn't really make sense from the teams perspective; we have control now for two more years.

    So if there's a dearth of great 3b around the league I guess we can trade him if he gets too pricey, we'll not get much in return but the flexability is still there, somewhat. Still rather just go to arb every year with CJ, last year was as good as it gets with him, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TURBO View Post
    He can make the throw to first.
    Juan is better defensively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 50PoundHead View Post
    When I heard what the going rate for the LA Clippers is likely to be, I almost crapped myself (thank God for my Depends). Braves are worth a boatload with the new stadium deal in place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesfan View Post
    Juan is better defensively.
    I disagree with that, and Juan will age terribly.
    Johnson is likely higher than a .750 OPS guy. And teams could do a lot worse than that, anyway, especially with the talent they have elsewhere.

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    I'd say probably a fair deal for both sides. Had he gone year to year and performed somewhere around his career averages, he probably would have made between $15M and $16M for the next two years, and then maybe around $10M in his first free agent year. That would have come to around $25M to $26M while his is now going to get $23.5M. I'd say we got a slight discount while Chris got cost certainty.

    If we had a decent option in the minors, this deal wouldn't make a lot of sense, but as others have correctly pointed out, our 3rd base prospects in the minors is pretty much non-existent. Not overjoyed with the deal, but I can understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeezus View Post
    I disagree with that, and Juan will age terribly.
    Johnson is likely higher than a .750 OPS guy. And teams could do a lot worse than that, anyway, especially with the talent they have elsewhere.
    Exactly. He has only had one year below .757. He has had four above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalyn View Post
    Exactly. He has only had one year below .757. He has had four above.
    Playing in Houston and Arizona helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesfan View Post
    A .750 OPS with bad defense helps the Nats
    Francisco is a solid bet to put up an OPS better than .750. In AAA.

    Never understood the infatuation with him. Lots of fat guys who could hit mistakes a long way are selling cars right now.

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    This is retarded. The guy is juan Pierre minus speed and defense. It makes absolute no sense locking him up.

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    Have no problem with the deal, I wish there was another Chipper Jones roaming around but there's not. Johnson is solid and you need players like him to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keithlaw View Post
    I figured you for an Oops I Crapped my Pants man
    I guess I'm too price conscious. Ooops I Crapped My Pants are higher quality, but cost a little more. I do love Amy Poehler though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emk418 View Post
    This is retarded. The guy is juan Pierre minus speed and defense. It makes absolute no sense locking him up.
    Politically, I am left-of-center but have no time for all of the PC language scrubbing that goes on and I wish the word retarded could be used effortlessly in common parlance without recrimination. No other word puts the exclamation point on stupid better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emk418 View Post
    This is retarded. The guy is juan Pierre minus speed and defense. It makes absolute no sense locking him up.
    Except that he's not.

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