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:


40 Responses to AL East Links: Okajima, Crawford, Sisco Leave a Reply

  1. Boogey_Down_Bronx 4 years 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 ago

      I think the dark horse for the job is Andrew Miller

      • Boogey_Down_Bronx 4 years ago

        They could be a filthy 1,2 punch

        • 0bsessions 4 years ago

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

    • stl_cards16 4 years ago

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

      Just checked on Baseball Reference!

      • Green_Monster 4 years ago

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

      • Slopeboy 4 years ago

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

  2. dtab24 4 years ago

    Why is there an extra Andrew Miller in there?

    • Green_Monster 4 years ago

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

    • Todd Smith 4 years ago

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

      • NickinIthaca 4 years ago

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

  3. foxtown 4 years 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.

  4. Fangaffes 4 years 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 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 ago

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

    • start_wearing_purple 4 years 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.

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

  6. rovert22044 4 years 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 4 years ago

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

    • BobMexico 4 years ago

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

  7. Leonard Washington 4 years 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.

  8. woadude 4 years 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 ago

      He stole 4 bases? What?

    • MaineluvstheSox 4 years 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.

  9. BoSoXaddict 4 years 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 ago

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

      • BoSoXaddict 4 years 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..

  10. Green_Monster 4 years ago

    Back under the bridge you go.

  11. start_wearing_purple 4 years ago

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

  12. Brad426 4 years 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.

  13. MaineSox 4 years ago

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

  14. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

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

  15. FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

    seconded. I will weep whenever the Jays face Boston

  16. Lunchbox45 4 years ago

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

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