Kelly Johnson a Diamond(back) in the Rough

Posted: 30th December 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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I really like it when teams make smart and sound acquisitions. The latest example of this: the Arizona Diamonbacks’ signing of free agent Kelly Johnson. According to’ Jon Heyman, via Twitter , the Diamondbacks have signed the 2B to a one-year, $2 million contract. Johnson will undergo a physical today. There are two ways you can look at Johnson. The first way is to look at the player, whose OPS has declined three straight years and lost his job to Martin Prado last season. There are some Diamondback fans that are probably wondering why the Diamondbacks would sign a guy who spent the majority of the 2009 season in Bobby Cox’s doghouse? It’s a good question and I could see why a fan would ask it. However, there is a second way to look at Johnson—the ...

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