Last year it was utilityman Rusty Ryal. This year, welcome relief pitcher Kam Mickolio to the Arizona Diamondbacks game of “Sold To Japan”. The Dbacks sold the reliever to the Hiroshima Toyo Carp. What I’m guessing Mickolio said first was “I just got sold to Japanese Crap.” No, close, but it’s Carp. Just a guess though. Even if he didn’t, I know I would.
Mickolio only pitched in six games for the Dbacks this season, so it’s not a huge surprise other than that makes David Hernandez the only player left in Arizona from the Mark Reynolds deal. Mickolio spent the majority of the 2011 season in AAA Reno.
I guess this all means it is time to start next season’s pool of who will be sold to Japan. I’ve got to think either Japanese baseball has something on the Dbacks or the Dbacks are getting some kind of great unannounced deal. Either way, sayonara Kam!