Wednesday, June 21, 2006

A DIRT BAG...And A Future Star?

From the Globe...."Paxton Crawford has always held an infamous place in Red Sox history, after the pitcher fell out of bed and landed on the disabled list (he said he slipped and cut his abdomen). Now, he might play an even more infamous role.
In a piece he wrote for this week’s ESPN The Magazine (subscription required to read), Crawford admitted to using steroids and HGH while with Boston from 2000-01".........AND...........Jason Johnson. Read more about him, also from the Globe........
"The scouting report on Johnson, who was picked up from Cleveland for cash and a player to be named later, via Francona was that the veteran righthander can sink with velocity and has a good breaking ball. Despite that, Johnson has only had a winning record once in all or part of 10 major league seasons. His best record was 8-7 with Baltimore in 1999.
Epstein elaborated on the move:
"He's a ground ball pitcher," said the Sox GM. "There have been a lot of balls that have been getting through [the Indians] infield that we hope that our infield defense, which we think is pretty good, might help him out a little bit."

***Peter here...every little thing is a good thing. Good night all!!!


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