Idoit40fans wrote:ulf wrote:Pirates are finalists for Josh Johnson
Hasn't he missed most of the last few years?
kovyfalcon27 wrote:Well after looking I see he only made 16 starts last year, but made 31 the year before and was pretty darn good. I still really like him as a strong bounce back candidate.
Johnson probably wouldn’t come as cheap as Burnett ($10 M per year) or Liriano (most likely $6+ M per year). For one, there’s the new money coming into baseball that has been raising prices. There’s also the fact that he’s seen as a guy who could bounce back rather easily. That wasn’t the case with Burnett and Liriano. As a result, Johnson will be in more demand and will command a higher price. It’s good to see that the Pirates could be finalists, but I don’t know if this means the Pirates will be signing Johnson.