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The Orioles will listen to offers for Jim Johnson

Division Series - New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles - Game Two

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 08: Closer Jim Johnson #43 of the Baltimore Orioles celebrates after the Orioles defeated the New York Yankees 3-2 during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 8, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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Buster Olney reports that the Orioles are listening to offers for closer Jim Johnson.

He’s a Proven Closer, so maybe someone will bite. But the fact is that Johnson is going to get a big arbitration award this year and, big save numbers notwithstanding, is not some irreplaceable commodity. Of course, this isn’t 2001 anymore so it won’t be easy for Dan Duquette to find another GM who doesn’t know those things too. He may get offers, but they won’t be big.

Johnson led the league in saves with 51 in 2012 and 50 this past season. But he also led the league in blown saves in 2013.