Happy Birthday Josh Johnson!!!

Happy Birthday Josh Johnson!!!

Josh Johnson turns 30 years old today.

One of my favorite former Marlins pitchers, Josh Johnson is preparing to start the 2014 major league baseball season as the ace of the San Diego Padres.  And he has all of the tools to succeed and lead the team.

But, his health has certainly stalled his progress.

After starting 31 games during the 2012 baseball season with the Marlins, JJ started just 16 in 2013 with the Blue Jays.  In order to take on a larger role with the team, as well as earn a longer contract and bigger payday, Johnson needs to start 28+ games for the Padres and keep them in contention deep into the games that he starts.

As someone that has gotten to see JJ pitch countless times, both live and on television, I have thought that he has had ‘ace’ stuff for some time.  His ability to dominate games from the onset, while allowing very few runs in the process, is rare.

I am hoping for a strong start to the 2014 baseball season for JJ, and an equally strong finish.

Happy Birthday Josh!!!

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2 responses to “Happy Birthday Josh Johnson!!!

  1. I’ll be interested to see how he does in Spring Training. The Padres have some good young starting pitchers in Andrew Cashner and Tyson Ross, but the “bigger names” are Ian Kennedy and Josh Johnson. I’d personally like to see Cashner start Opening Day, but if it’s Josh, I still hope he does great – should be a fun year for the Friars!

    • Marcus- I’d love to see JJ turn into the pitcher he was supposed to become.

      And yes, that Padres pitching rotation could make some waves this year but I don’t think that they have the offense to help them win.

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