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Rockies pickup Kim's option

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 8:54 pm
by Pogotheostrich
Amazing what $2.5 million can buy you these days. :-t
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:10 pm
by raiders_umpire
Amazing what a 5.5 ERA gets you these days. :-t

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:15 pm
by Havok1517
I'd like to see him relieve again. Watching him start makes my stomach feel bad.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:23 pm
by FalcoAtL
Colorado is not a good place for a guy like him IMO. He's usually a once around guy for most starts.

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:36 pm
by kimchi_chigae
FalcoAtL wrote:Colorado is not a good place for a guy like him IMO. He's usually a once around guy for most starts.


He was actually not too bad at Coors this season, the road was the biggest problem. We can't ask too much from him these days anyway. And he's only 27. :-°

PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2006 9:42 pm
by FalcoAtL
Still relief is a better role for him, but its not like teams haven't told him that. The guy just sees himself solely as a starter for some odd reason. His arm is so durable though. Having him come out of the bullpen would be much bigger asset for teams.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:04 am
by gfantasy
2.5 MM. What a JOKE! The Babe is turning over in his grave right now.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:12 am
by Havok1517
gfantasy wrote:2.5 MM. What a JOKE! The Babe is turning over in his grave right now.


The weird thing is that if Kim was back being a RP, either setup or closer, and producing nobody would have a problem with that figure.

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:13 am
by gfantasy
Havok1517 wrote:
gfantasy wrote:2.5 MM. What a JOKE! The Babe is turning over in his grave right now.


The weird thing is that if Kim was back being a RP, either setup or closer, and producing nobody would have a problem with that figure.


Key Word: Producing

PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:38 am
by PlayingWithFire
dudes, seriously, as a BK owner the past 2 years and until 2010. The dude is not going to go back to RP in Colorado because he sucked at that role his first year there. Could he do better in a second try? Maybe? But they have Fuentes to close and Mesa to setup. They don't need another RP. And RP's contribution to the team is limited. BK has been adequate this year(a defense independent ERA of 4.24 is nothing to sneeze at) if you take out defense and luck. And he's showed signs of brilliance. Why would the Rockies consider putting him back in relief? A starter who gets a 4.70 ERA is more valuable to the Rockies than a RP who gets a 3.70ERA. And BK's ratio improved from last year. It's not hard to picture BK having the below line next year.

9-11 170ip 4.70ERA 1.41WHIP

2.5 millions isn't that expensive now adays for a SP anyway.