Jim Johnson Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Star Closer

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Jim Johnson Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Star Closer
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No closer in Major League Baseball has more saves over the past two seasons than Jim Johnson, but if the Baltimore Orioles have their way, he may not be donning orange and black in 2014.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Orioles would like to trade Johnson due to the fact that he is likely to be awarded a hefty salary in arbitration.

Later in the evening a new team emerged as the leader to land Johnson according to Rosenthal:

Updates from Tuesday, Dec. 3

Things progressed extremely quickly and now the A's have their guy according to Rosenthal:

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