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Postby wrveres » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:35 pm

I have noticed that in a few of my leagues, owners are picking up this guy. I was just curious as to why?

Is there something I don't know.
A) Colorado is not using him in the closer role.
B) His velocity is still way down. 84-85M MPH.
C) His breaking pitches are not breaking. Not that they would in the thin air of Colorado anyways.
D) He has shown nothing in his comeback attempt, and Boston just basically unloaded him for next to nothing.
E) In case you missed it the first four times ...

He pitches in Colorado ..

why are people picking him up?
I am sooo confused. :-o
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Postby getoffmywalrus » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:37 pm

all right except for A.
Colorado IS expected to use him in the closer's role as long as the other Asian guy is hurt
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Postby wrveres » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:43 pm

getoffmywalrus wrote:all right except for A.
Colorado IS expected to use him in the closer's role as long as the other Asian guy is hurt


really ..
I have read absolutley nothing that says that.
Can you show me?
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Postby BritSox » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:44 pm

I've read loads. Give me a sec....

Agree with the rest of it though.

From SI:

"Kim will likely have a chance to take over as a closer in Colorado's hurting bullpen. The favorite to close this season, Chin-hui Tsao, has rotator cuff tendinitis and has not impressed manager Clint Hurdle this spring training. Left-hander Brian Fuentes, who was also in the mix, also has struggled."

Although the Rox site has him starting, at least, in MR.
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Postby wrveres » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:45 pm

Rotoworld...
Latest News Mar. 30, 2005 - 8:53 pm et
Even with Chin-Hui Tsao likely to spend the first week or two of the season on the disabled list, Kim figures to be used in middle relief initially. If his stuff comes back, then he'll slide into the closer's role and do a fine job. As is, he's more likely to get pounded on a regular basis.
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:45 pm

getoffmywalrus wrote:all right except for A.
Colorado IS expected to use him in the closer's role as long as the other Asian guy is hurt


i hadnt heard that yet

Rockies placed RHP Chin Hui Tsao on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 25, with right shoulder inflammation.
Tsao can return as soon as April 9, but the Rockies would be wise to be extra careful with him. While he's out, Brian Fuentes is probably the favorite for saves, even though he's had an awful spring. Scott Dohmann and Ryan Speier are also candidates to pitch the ninth. Byung-Hyun Kim will have to show something before he's trusted with any late leads. Mar. 31 - 6:35 pm et


i think people are expecting him to be the closer but who knows. he has to show that he is effective first. [/quote]
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Postby Pokey » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:47 pm

Even if he is the closer it doesn't mean he'll get saves. You have to actually get people out to get a save.
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Postby Amazinz » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:48 pm

They don't have any plans to use him as a closer yet as far as I've read but I think people are expecting him to get a shot at some point.
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Postby quicksilver8 » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:58 pm

Good call pokey. The last time BHKim was effective, the Spice Girls were still together. No matter what role he is in, he should suck.

If I had to take a Colorado closer, I'd draft Tsao 1st and stash him on the bench. If you are desperate, you could pick up Fuentes for a bit.
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Postby wrveres » Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:59 pm

Here is his career number in Coors.
8 Homers in 18 Innings. 8-o
13 ER in 18 innings.
Code: Select all
IP   H   ER   HR   ERA     WHIP    BAA
18   21   13   8   6.500   1.610   0.292


and that was when he was good. :-o
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