AL East Links: Okajima, Crawford, Sisco

On this date last year, the Yankees signed Chan Ho Park. After surrendering seven homers in 35 1/3 innings of 5.60 ERA ball, the Yankees cut Park loose. He joined the Pirates for the rest of 2010 and will spend the 2011 season pitching for the Orix Buffaloes. Here's the latest from the AL East:


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40 Comments on "AL East Links: Okajima, Crawford, Sisco"


Boogey_Down_Bronx
4 years 6 months ago

Man oh man, I cant wait to see the competiton for lefty relievers for the Sox heating up, I mean theres Andrew Miller, but then, theres Andrew Miller!

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 6 months ago

I think the dark horse for the job is Andrew Miller

Boogey_Down_Bronx
4 years 6 months ago

They could be a filthy 1,2 punch

0bsessions
4 years 6 months ago

Hopefully one of them does a better job than the Ramon Ramirez tandem of last year.

wickedkevin
4 years 5 months ago

Touche

stl_cards16
4 years 6 months ago

Fun Fact: Did you know Andrew Miller and Andrew Miller have the same birthday?

Just checked on Baseball Reference!

Green_Monster
4 years 6 months ago

They also have the same height and weigh the same, isn’t that weird?

Slopeboy
4 years 6 months ago

… But can he pitch on Brian Cashman’s birthday?

dtab24
4 years 6 months ago

Why is there an extra Andrew Miller in there?

Green_Monster
4 years 6 months ago

You didn’t know there was 2 Andrew Miller’s? Catch up.

wickedkevin
4 years 6 months ago

Pfft, an obvious Red Sox troll.

Todd Smith
4 years 6 months ago

He’s vying for a roster spot twice as hard as everybody else.

NickinIthaca
4 years 5 months ago

I figured it was just because he needed the extra look to make the team…

foxtown
4 years 6 months ago

Didn’t the Red Sox basically stalk Crawford for a few months? I think they would have noticed a fragile ego. Either way, he’ll be drying his tears with Benjamins.

Fangaffes
4 years 6 months ago

I agree that Doubront will start the season in Pawtucket as a starter. Andrew Miller, Rich Hill, and Andrew Miller will probably all be there working on their mechanics. Interesting to hear that Oki can still be sent down. I guess, to start the season, it’s Reyes’ job to lose.

Green_Monster
4 years 6 months ago

Oh my god, you actually think there is two Andrew Miller’s? Sad. But really, who do you think will make the team? Andrew Miller or Andrew Miller?

Ben_Cherington
4 years 6 months ago

Wait…there is only one Andrew Miller?? Huh, guess you cant believe everything you read on the internet!

start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months ago

It’s looking like it’s really a race between Reyes and Okajima and supposedly Flood is already loving what he’s seen from Reyes.

4 years 6 months ago

For the explanation of the Sisco fiasco:
link to baseballamerica.com

rovert22044
4 years 6 months ago

Southpaws Andrew Miller, Felix Doubront, Rich Hill, Dennys Reyes and Andrew Miller?

Damn. Andrew Miller and Andrew Miller are so close in skill, I don’t know who is better!

start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months ago

Yes, I’m pretty sure the joke has run its course by now.

ellisburks
4 years 6 months ago

But what about Andrew Miller and Andrew Miller?

Brad426
4 years 6 months ago

This is funnier than yesterday’s “Weiner” post.

notsureifsrs
4 years 5 months ago

wrong website bro

BobMexico
4 years 6 months ago

The real joke is seeing Andrew Miller and skill in the same sentence.

Leonard Washington
4 years 5 months ago

I think Andrew Miller still has immense upside, if he realizes any of it our rotation would be filthy. Still not too likely though ill admit. Crawford and Gonzalez are gonna fit right in though, Crawford especially.

woadude
4 years 5 months ago

Dear Ken Rosenthal~ Carl Crawford has played in Boston before, in fact he was awesome there, while with the Rays (an AL East team) he stole 4 bases, you see he has been in the majors for some time now and I believe he should do just fine at Fenway, what adjustments does he need to make….slow down?

wickedkevin
4 years 5 months ago

He stole 4 bases? What?

MaineSox
4 years 5 months ago

He collects them

MaineluvstheSox
4 years 5 months ago

Yeah, I was a little perplexed at that too. I guess Rosenthal was having a slow day at the typewriter. Crawford isn’t going to adjust much and I’m pretty sure Boston is going to love him. He is a dynamic player.

BoSoXaddict
4 years 5 months ago

People really need to stop mentioning Miller as a bullpen candidate. While the team hasn’t OFFICIALLY come out and said whether they see him as a starter or a reliever in the long term, their current lack of SP depth makes it almost a given than Miller will begin the season starting in Pawtucket. The 3 lefties competing for 1 (or MAYBE two) bullpen spots are Okie, Hill and Reyes. Okie got rocked in a ST game the other day and still has options while Rich Hill’s new sidearm delivery is getting a lot of praise from Tito and Young. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Hill make the pen – even it means Okie doesn’t at first.

Crackis4lovers
4 years 5 months ago

Crawford went 0-3 in the same game. Total bust!!!

BoSoXaddict
4 years 5 months ago

My point is that Okie is COMPETING for a bullpen spot along with Reyes and Hill. The fact that he has a Major League contract isn’t going to lead to his automatic inlcusion in the bullpen and there are reasons to believe that Hill and/or Reyes may turn out to be more appealing LRP options once ST is over..

Green_Monster
4 years 6 months ago

Back under the bridge you go.

start_wearing_purple
start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months ago

Your scientific deductive reasoning will spawn a new field of study.

Brad426
4 years 6 months ago

I’m not even a Red Sox fan and I rolled my eyes at that. I would LOVE to be disappointed by having Crawford and A-Gon on my team.

MaineSox
4 years 6 months ago

A for effort, D+ for execution. Next time don’t make it so obvious.

East Coast Bias
4 years 6 months ago

ahahaaha just imagine if they signed that hack Cliff Lee as well. What a bunch of AAAA losers!

FrankTheFunkasaurusRex
4 years 6 months ago

seconded. I will weep whenever the Jays face Boston

Lunchbox45
4 years 5 months ago

do what our pitchers will be doing… close your eyes and hope for the best.