Trade Dan Johnson!

By Jason Wojciechowski on March 10, 2008 at 12:08 AM

John Perrotto reports at Baseball Prospectus that "San Francisco has interest in Oakland first baseman Dan Johnson." My god Billy, what are you waiting for? Look, if Daric Barton isn't healthy, so what? Mike Sweeney will outhit Johnson this year, and he's right-handed. Jack Cust can DH, with an outfield of Chris Denorfia, Travis Buck, and Todd Linden. And if Barton is healthy, then great, Sweeney can start twice a week, once at DH and once at 1B, and PH once or twice more per week (for Bobby Crosby or Jack Hannahan, or Cust in a platoon situation). Oh, and if you trade Johnson, maybe Linden will stop whining about how he may not make the team. (On the other hand, do you really want to keep a guy who's whining in the middle of the spring about how he might not make the team?)