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Postby This is the year » Sat May 15, 2004 2:51 pm

He's pitching a 3-hit shutout thru 6 innnings against the Jays. 6K's on the day too. Think he's a decent pickup?

I have Contreras sitting on my bench, I was thinking of dropping him. Any info? Here's my lineup

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1B Aubrey Huff
2B Marcus Giles
SS Edgar Renteria
3B Hank Blalock
OF Vladimir Guerrero
OF Carl Crawford
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Util Morgan Ensberg
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Postby jpbusta » Sat May 15, 2004 2:58 pm

Drop contreras for him. :-D
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Postby slomo007 » Sat May 15, 2004 2:59 pm

I have Arroyo (picked him up last week)....and he is battling the flu today, and hasn't started for so long, and he's facing a hot Toronto offense, so I figured nothing good could come out of today so I benched him. :~(
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Postby brdmaverick » Sat May 15, 2004 3:47 pm

I am a biased Red Sox fan, so I started him despite all the red flags. Usually my biased decision get me in trouble, but today was a case in which it paid off.
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Postby slomo007 » Sat May 15, 2004 3:52 pm

Yeah, it definitely is not cool to see 8 IP, 6 Ks, 0.0 ERA, and 0.38 WHIP sitting on my bench. I could have REALLY used a good outting.

Oh well, even though it would have been somewhat self satisfying to see him blow up, deep down I'm happy he's on my roster after seeing today's game. I think he'll be the 5th starter for a while after today.
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Postby Transmogrifier » Sat May 15, 2004 7:45 pm

All the numbers say Kim should be better but he's a head case. Arroyo could keep that job all year if he keeps this up.
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Postby Dice » Sat May 15, 2004 11:10 pm

I'm a big Arroyo booster, but his job security is not set in stone. This could be a sell high point.
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Sat May 15, 2004 11:31 pm

I don't think the Red Sox have any confidence in Kim at this point. The fans hate him. I could see a trade with Oakland in the offing. Theo and Billy are on good terms and Oakland could use someone in the bullpen.
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Postby thehat » Sun May 16, 2004 5:04 am

I kind of like Arroyo, and think the Pirates made a mistake cutting him loose. He's got excellent control, a live enough fastball, and a nice hook. 83-44, 3.80 lifetime in the bushes is not bad at all, and he showed well last season in a handful of relief appearances for the Red Sox. The fact that he walks very few batters is a big plus from a WHIP standpoint, in that while he's likely to have plenty of 6 IP, 4 ER types of outings, he won't murder your WHIP in those starts. Nice deep league or AL only stab.

As for Kim, he's history in Boston. He was on shaky ground after his late '03 meltdown, and his reaction to being demoted to Pawtucket was likely the finish. He'll be traded a.s.a.p. and I suspect the Sox don't care what they get in return.
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Postby FF Newb but Lovin it » Sun May 16, 2004 9:17 am

I have watched him pitch...I really like the guy. He is young so he might hang one over the plate...but he is a guy you want on the mound. Think of how much Derek Lowe need to have everything working for him.....if one double play ball gets through...or he is pitching a few days later then he was supposed to etc. the guy struggles. Arroyo...just shrugs it off like good pitcher should and starts on the next batter. I like this guy a lot and I think he would be great for a keep em league. And I think he is good for 10+ team leagues as a number 5 pitcher.

The game I saw him last year was the game the sox could have clenched a playoff birth. Mr Burkett gave up some ungodly amount of runs in the first inning. Arroyo came into a VERY hostile Boston crowd and pitched very well. Then he did what he did againct the yankees. For a number five guy, that is very nice to have a tough young kid on the mound like that.

If someone hadn't swooped him up I would have grabbed him.
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