Report: Marlins Willing to Trade Young Ace Josh Johnson

by NESN Staff

November 28, 2009

Report: Marlins Willing to Trade Young Ace Josh Johnson There appears to be a big fish entering the small pond of available pitchers this offseason as John Perrotto of Baseball Prospectus is reporting that the Marlins are willing to deal ace Josh Johnson this winter.

Johnson is available for arbitration this offseason and will likely demand a significant raise from the $1.4 million he earned this past summer.

The 2009 All-Star recorded a 3.23 ERA and a 15-5 record for the Marlins this season, and judging by the lack of talent in available pitchers this winter, he's likely to bring in many solid offers to the Marlins.

The 6-foot-7, 250-pound hurler is just 25-years old and has a 34-16 record in 86 appearances since joining the Fish in 2005. Last season, he struck out 191 batters in 209 innings (8.23 K/9) proving that he has the stuff to transfer over to the more powerful American League.

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