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Red Sox re-sign Okajima

Posted on: December 31, 2010 4:01 pm
Edited on: December 31, 2010 4:07 pm
Hideki Okajima Hideki Okajima is close to returning to the Red Sox on a one-year deal, the Boston Globe 's Nick Cafardo writes .

The left-hander was non-tendered by the Sox, but general manager Theo Epstein said at the time he was interested in bringing him back. Boston's bullpen is lefty-heavy already, with Rich Hill, Lenny DiNardo, Andrew Miller and Felix Doubront.

Okajima, 35, was 4-4 with a  4.50 ERA in 56 appearances last season, his highest ERA in four seasons with Boston.

UPDATE:'s Ken Rosenthal tweets the deal is done, pending a physical.

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Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: January 3, 2011 3:45 pm

Red Sox re-sign Okajima

All I can say is why? Why did they sign this guy again..... Anyone else would have done..... ugh.... He was good for one year, be done with it!

Since: Dec 8, 2006
Posted on: January 3, 2011 3:32 pm

Red Sox re-sign Okajima

Great news!  This guy blows!
Maybe if he would watch where he was throwing the ball, he would have a little more success....prob not.
Maybe Sox should go pick up Hideki Irabu, Chan Ho Park and hideo Nomo since this Asian thing is working so well for them.

Since: Jan 27, 2008
Posted on: January 2, 2011 8:45 pm

Red Sox re-sign Okajima


Since: Dec 19, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2011 6:08 pm

Red Sox re-sign Okajima

Here's a Yankees fan who's giving Theo Epstien credit for assembling what is now the best pitching staff in baseball,  Yankees fans may flame me here for sayint that.

On the offensive side, the Yanks come up slightly better than the Sox, position by position, but the Boston pitching staff blows the Bombers staff away, plain and simple.  That might not be the case had Cashman signed Lee, but in my opinion he prioritized the Jeter and Rivera deals, and was left out in the cold in competing for Lee.

The best Yanks fans can hope for at this point is trading for Carlos Zambrano, because I have to tell ya I don't think that there's a Yankee fan anywhere who's going to happy if they sign Bartolo Colon.

Since: Oct 20, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2011 5:10 pm

Red Sox re-sign Okajima

dont forget okajima played hurt all year

Since: Mar 22, 2007
Posted on: January 1, 2011 4:56 pm

Red Sox re-sign Okajima

   Maybe some do but I gotta say Okajima is not one of them. The guy has to weigh less than one of my legs. 

Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: January 1, 2011 2:04 pm

Red Sox re-sign Okajima

Thank goodness since Capt Hook aka Francona looks for reasons to burn out his bullpen.  The only way the Red Sawx don`t win the AL is if the pitching implodes.  From that collection of LRP stiffs it`s one of two weaknesses they have.  The other is at catcher....and no chowder heads I DON`T wanna hear how Salty`s da man, Salty can swing it, Sallty`s the next Veriteck. Just like every other summer Francona will be constantly walking to the mound pointing to the dumpster style pen at the Fen.

Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: January 1, 2011 12:40 pm

Red Sox re-sign Okajima

Do the Japanese shoot roids like all the other players too? I gots ta know.

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