The Cubs were locked in a 2-2 tie yesterday when Reed Johnson came to the plate. With runners on first and third and two out, of course REEDZ bunted and drove in the winning run.
“That was on his own,” Dale Sveum said. “He’s a good bunter, and I remember once in Boston, he did it against us with the bases loaded and it turned into a monster inning.”
Is REEDZ now the Cubs’ most tradeable player? Is tradeable a word?
“I guess you would always be shocked but where we are at now every player in here hears the rumors,” Johnson said. “I don’t really pay too much attention to them because I have always had rumors over my 10-year career and never been traded.”
Johnson has the reputation as a real good corner outfielder who will somehow always make the big play on offense or defense with the game on the line.
“It is a situation for me where when you are packing your stuff that’s when you believe you are headed someplace else,” he said.
Whatever happens, his mom will keep him apprised of the situation.
“I feel like my mom could be my agent because she always has an idea of where I’m going to go but I never end up anywhere,” Johnson said. “I might have to fire her.”
I’d be happy for him if he ends up on a playoff-bound team, but there’s not going to be much return for a fourth/fifth outfielder.