Here’s why the Marlins intend to keep Josh Johnson through the winter and into the start of the 2010 season, rather than trading him.
The Marlins and Johnson’s agent had made some progress toward a three-year contract with some kind of vesting option on a fourth year. But the bottom line is that Johnson’s side is looking for a deal of at least four years, and the Marlins are reluctant to guarantee that fourth year.
So for those of you, like me, who wouldn’t mind seeing your favorite team swing a deal for Josh Johnson… have a seat and get comfy. Won’t be happening soon (unless, of course, the Marlins’ are blown away with an offer)