just saw the sad news on espn’s front page; reed johnson has been cut by the blue jays. the demise of johnson’s career with the jays has been quick and depressing. after enjoying a breakout year in 2006, reed was only able to play in 76 games in 2007 due to a herniated disk. i remember admiring his fearlessness at the plate as he shrugged off countless HBPs throughout the 2006 season. his .319 av/.390 obp was a treat to watch and led to heightened expectations for the 2007 season, which was unfortunately cut short by injuries. the fact that JP wont give him another shot suggests that he has not fully recovered. hopefully it will not affect his ability to latch on to another team. this hardworking ballplayer deserves another chance to recreate the success of 2006. thanks for the memories mr. johnson and good luck.