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Yahoo | Apr 18th, 1:39am
Johnson hasn't allowed a run over his last five innings, racking up five strikeouts along the way. Most observers don't view him as Oakland's best reliever, but that doesn't always enter the closing discussion (and he's certainly being paid closer money). - Scott Pianowski
Fantasy Team Advice | Apr 17th, 8:58am
Fantasy Team Advice2014 Fantasy Baseball Hold Rankings – Week 4 We’re just two weeks into the season but several pitcher’s roles have changed. We’ve seen Jim Johnson removed as closer with the A’s and now it’s possible Koji Uehara may be headed to the DL.  We’re also seeing pitchers who started the season in a Hold role now picking up some saves.  Below...
KFFL | Apr 17th, 2:02am
Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson has been making progress since being bumped from the closer's ...
news | Apr 17th, 1:34am
A's right-hander Jim Johnson is still on "a break" from closing, but the man who saved 101 games the past two seasons for the Orioles seems headed in the right direction again after picking up victories over the Angels in the first two games of the series at Angel Stadium.
Rotoworld | Apr 16th, 6:34am
Jim Johnson earned the win Tuesday night against the Angels by tossing two scoreless innings of relief in the 11-inning, 10-9 win.
Roto Authority | Apr 14th, 5:58pm
The Jim Johnson experiment has struggled since Opening Day. In his first five appearances, Johnson has earned one save, two losses, and two blown saves, not to mention that batters are hitting .529 against him. If these struggles continue, Ryan Cook or Luke Gregerson might get the call pretty soon. - Luckey Helms
Fangraphs | Apr 14th, 5:34pm
Jim Johnson looked good Friday night (striking out 4 of the 6 batters he faced). The Athletics would prefer to have their $10 million man manning the back end of the bullpen, so just try and ride the Doolittle / Gregerson express while you can (and scoop up Johnson if he's been dropped for some reason). - Colin Zarzycki
Yahoo | Apr 14th, 2:32am
The Athletics have designs on the playoffs and the depth of their bullpen puts Johnson on tenuous ground. I think there's a strong chance he doesn't wind up leading this team in saves, and in more competitive fantasy leagues, you need to be proactive, not reactive, to the ebb and flow of the ninth. - Scott Pianowski
news | Apr 12th, 8:00pm
Just eight games into the season, A's manager Bob Melvin moved Jim Johnson out of the closer's role. Since Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley's nine-season run as the team's annual leader in saves, general manager Billy Beane and Co. have never been shy about making late-inning changes.
news | Apr 12th, 1:05am
A day after he took Jim Johnson out of the closer's role, A's manager Bob Melvin expanded on his decision to rely on a committee in the ninth inning, essentially saying matchups would dictate who closes.
FanGraphs | Apr 11th, 9:04pm
The Oakland Athletics caused a bit of a stir this past winter when they acquired Jim Johnson from the Orioles. Johnson has been one of the more consistent and durable relievers over the past several years, but for a team on a low budget, spending $10 Million on a reliever didn’t seem like the most valuable […]
Roto Professor | Apr 10th, 2:39am
Has any closer gotten off to a worse start than Johnson? He's gotten a vote of confidence from his manager, but how many poor outings are they really willing to stomach. - Eric Stashin
Roto Authority | Apr 7th, 2:43am
Jim Johnson's Oakland debut was not exactly what Athletics nation was looking for. With a poor outing, Orioles fans could hear the home crowd booing all the way in Baltimore. Thus far, Johnson has two blown saves in his first two save opportunities of the season. Unless the Indians are simply Johnson's kryptonite, this might the beginning of a rough season. - Luckey Helms
Roto Professor | Mar 28th, 2:23am
There are concerns taking Jim Johnson out of Baltimore, considering he racked up 101 saves in the past two seasons there.  That said, Oakland should provide him ample opportunities and his groundball ways should play well in that cavernous stadium.  The lack of strikeouts suppresses his spot on the rankings, but don't completely ignore him. - Eric Stashin