Friday, January 15, 2010

Okey Dokey Oki

Yesterday the Red Sox resigned- probably the most famous set-up man in MLB- Hideki Okajima! Okajima had his worst ERA so far with the Red Sox last year as it was at 3.39 as opposed to 2.61 and 2.22 in '08 and '07. However, he set a career high in wins, going 6-0, as opposed to 3-2 in both '08 and '07. He was resigned for 1 year for $2.75 million with performance bonuses, if he pitches in 55 games, he gets $50,000, and $50,000 more when he reaches every five games from then on. He set a career high in performances last year with a remarkable 68, 19th in the AL. His 23 holds were 6th in the AL, a hold is when a reliever enters a ballgame and leaves with the same score he entered in. I think the Sox will benefit greatly from this move. Go Sox, all the way!!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. I've always liked Okajima, especially his bizarre wind-up (or rather wind-down). Glad to see he'll still be with us.

    Only a month till pitchers and catchers report for duty!