The Miami Marlins are doing the opposite of trying to sell Josh Johnson. To ask for an organization's top prospects in return for a guy who's been battling health issues is one thing, but he hasn't been the World Series champion pitcher we still try to envision him as.
The asking price for Johnson is high, unreasonable and irrational for most every team in the majors.
Unless the Marlins are willing to lower the price on JJ, there's no way any team is going to bite. The Rangers and Angels have reportedly backed out from trade talks involving Johnson because they feel the price tag is too high. But if the price comes down, Texas is willing to talk.
Is Josh Johnson a sub-par pitcher? No. But he is not as high-priced as the Marlins organization is trying to sell him as. His 2012 numbers aren't as attractive as his 2009-10 numbers, when he was a combined 26-11.
Since then, he's 9-8 and has struggled with injuries.
If that isn't an indication of what the Marlins are trying to do, I don't know what is.
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