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Postby jdh » Tue Jul 29, 2003 11:39 pm

I agree that it makes no sense to move Kim to the rotation, especially considering Boston's entire point in making these moves is to prevent giving away games with bullpen implosions. Wakefield and Lowe are solid starters behind Pedro, and Burkett has been improving. Meanwhile, why would you turn closing duties over to a relatively new closer who is sometimes erratic and has control problems when you have a guy there that has already closed through 2 pennant drives. That makes absolutely no sense.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Tue Jul 29, 2003 11:53 pm

So, JDH... you think it's safe to drop Williamson (for Cordero)?
I'm back. Sorta.

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Postby jdh » Tue Jul 29, 2003 11:58 pm

It depends on how certain you are Cordero would still be there in a couple of days. If you think he will still be there on Saturday, I would be inclined to wait to see if the Red Sox acquire another starter. If they get another starter, you then know almost for sure that there is no chance of Kim going to the rotation. Another option before you drop him would be to see if you can get anything remotely useful by trading him to the Kim owner in your league as security.
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Postby zEli173 » Wed Jul 30, 2003 1:45 am

willieroe wrote:Why do a sizeable minority prefer that Kim move back into the rotation? Kim is consistently excellent as a reliever (this month - 1.15 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, 19 K in 15.2 IP out of the bullpen.)


I just don't know either. The Red Sox still need help in the rotation but Kim is not the answer so I don't know why some folks keep pretending like he is. He was a pretty mediocre starter this year (and I think he always will be because so much of his game rests on his unusual delivery which becomes more predictable when you face him multiple times a year), but is an above average closer.

Why do you want to make an above average pitcher into a below average one? Keep him where he helps you instead of creating a hole in the pen without filling one in the rotation.
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