this guy used to be one of the elite closers, and he's still only 26. i really don't see what's so absurd about risking a FA pickup to add what could potentially be a high-K, 30+ save guy. granted, if i were to pick him up, i'd probably leave him on my bench until he showed me something....
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The game took on a new complexion in the bottom of the frame when newly acquired reliever Byung-Hyun Kim made his Rockies debut. The first five batters Kim faced all reached base and scored. Kim faced nine batters overall, giving up eight runs, six earned, and recording only one out before Allan Simpson came in to try his hand.
''if it doesn't get any better than tonight, I should just retire.'' BYK
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BYK is DONE!
"Out to pasture"
"At the end of his rope"
"Past his prime"
why are people picking him up? I am sooo confused.
I picked him up in a head to head Yahoo league that starts 5 SP and only 2 RP. Kim is listed as an SP by Yahoo and could be valuable as we can change players on a day to day basis. Plugging him in might get me a win in the saves catagory.
Kim to start in middle relief Updated 4/1/05 Kim, Byung-Hyun RP COL News: The Denver Post reports that the Rockies will ease Byung-Hyun Kim into the closer's role by starting him out in the bullpen because of his limited spring activity thus far. The team wants to build his arm strength. Analysis: Chin-Hui Tsao won't lose his closer job due to injury, but he is still a few weeks away. Brian Fuentes will likely begin the season as the team's closer until one of the other pitcher's are ready.
Kim has rocky Rockies debut Updated 4/2/05 Kim, Byung-Hyun RP COL News: Byung-Hyun Kim allowed eight runs on six hits and he retired only one batter against Texas Friday. "It's definitely not the way I wanted to make a first impression, but at the same time it's good to be part of this team," he said through an translator. Analysis: Kim is only worth adding in larger NL-only leagues since he might get some saves opportunities once he gets his head straight.
Can't wait for the Colorado debut in Coors. 10 earned runs
wrveres wrote:this bafoon is actually recommending that you pick him up. That is horrible horiible advice.
By David Gonos CBS Senior Fantasy Writer Kim's arrival in Colorado is good and bad news. Obviously, the chance to close again for any major-league team makes him a worthy pickup, but Coors Field tends to rattle any pitcher's cage, especially one with an already shaky recent history. Grab him if you can, without giving up anyone of consequence, but consider trading him to the first guy who says, "Ooooh, you beat me to him!"
First off, Kim has shown nothing in the last two years that would lead me to believe he's going to pitch well in the near future.
Playing devil's advoacte, that CBS guy might just be making the point that if you have room, snag him, and if he happens to get an early save or two, you might have a pigeon in your league willing to trade for him.
I can't believe people actually picked up Kim.... Did they think he was still closing in Arizona or something?????
The guy has NOTHING. I have not seen any minor prospects brought up to pitch in the bigs for a game get hit harder than him in the last season.
His problems in Boston started when we first got him. He would consistently get hitters to a 3-2 count, and then instead of throwing his hard, sinking two-seamer (this was when he still had velocity), he would throw a bad changeup, or a slider off the plate to try and strike the guy out. All this resulted in was HRs from the changes and walks from the sliders. The guy just didn't have the guts to throw his best pitch on a 3-2 count even after he was made a starter. How the hell can he be expected to close if he is afraid of the strike zone?
This is such a perfect example of people playing fantasy who listen only to the rotto wire and don't actually watch any baseball.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with picking up Kim as long as its only for a bench spot. If he fails which I assume he will you can simply dump him again, if he gets off to an ok start then trade him asap. Thats good fantasy baseball sense, not sure what you guys are talking about. Now if someone picks him up and puts him into their active lineup, yeah thats not bright.