Josh Johnson and Florida Marlins Fail To Ink Long-Term Deal

Posted: 20th November 2009 by Jeremiah Graves in MLB
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Once a cheap team, always a cheap team. á The Florida Marlins have reportedly "reached an impasse ö with ace Josh Johnson regarding a proposed four-year contract extension. á Matt Sosnick, JohnsonÆs agent, was reportedly seeking a deal very similar to the four-year, $38 million deal that Zack Greinke signed a year ago. á The notoriously stingy Marlins, however, were only willing to guarantee the 25-year-old right-hander three years. á The proposed deal would have bought out JohnsonÆs first two years of free agency. á Currently, Johnson remains under club control through two more seasons. á According to Sosnick, this now means that Johnson will enter free agency after 2011 rather than make another attempt at signing an extension. á "Based on our conversations, there's no chance of ...

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