Analyzing Crowded Offseason Closer Market with Jim Johnson Now Available

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Analyzing Crowded Offseason Closer Market with Jim Johnson Now Available
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You can add Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jim Johnson to the long list of closers who will be available during the 2013 MLB offseason.

According to Buster Olney of ESPN, the list of closers who could be signed or dealt was lengthened when the Orioles announced that they would be willing to trade Johnson and get rid of the roughly $10 million he will soon be owed.

Johnson now joins a very crowded market, but there's no shortage of demand for talented relievers who can pitch in late-inning situations.

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN lists the Detroit Tigers, Colorado Rockies, Tampa Bay Rays, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, Texas Rangers, Los Angeles Angels, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros as teams who could be looking for late-inning help.

That's half of the MLB.

Let's take a look at the top closers on the market now that Johnson has joined the fray.

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