Thursday, July 12, 2007

Reed Johnson - Back in the fold

Reed Johnson makes his return to the Jays Lineup - makes a great catch. Johnson will do so much for the Jays, his instant offence is only part of the package. The improved defence in leftfield will make them better. Lind and Stairs have done good work out there - Lind is a converted Outfielder and doesn't always have the best instincts. Stairs is 38 years old and although he may have a better arm, doesn't have the wheels to cover the ground needed for an everyday outfielder.

The entangibles that Johnson adds are even more important. His level of intensity and ability to play under pressure make him incredibly valuable. A true lead off guy - his on-base percentage is always plus .350.

Welcome back Reed!!!

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