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[ESPN/GAMMONS] Kim Rumor

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by RKMAN, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. RKMAN

    RKMAN Member

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    He reported that the Astros were looking at and trying to aquire Red Sox RP Byung-Hyun Kim. I likey!
     
  2. xiki

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    It sounds good -- if the guy could actually get someone out.
     
  3. DanHiggsBeard

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    I can already picture his dear in the headlights look, and it's not a pretty sight.

    Can you imagine this gas can in Minute Maid?
     
  4. leroy

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    What for? Set-up guy? 5th starter? Pissed that they got Wade Miller for nothing?
     
  5. RKMAN

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    Has anyone actually looked at this dude's stats? He's a bonafied setup man/emergency starter. Look at his stats:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/stats?statsId=6237

    He had one bad year because of a dead arm. Before that, he was solid. To further prove my point: CANT BE WORSE THAN MICELI :D
     
  6. eric.81

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    EXACTLY! I like him as a setup man and emergency 5th starter. He would thrive in the role Dotel had when Wags was still here (and the role Lidge had starting last season).
     
  7. Rocketman95

    Rocketman95 Hangout Boy

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    Miceli had a pretty good year with us last year.
     
  8. Fegwu

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    It is so funny when you "get it" :D

    I believe I got your drift....
     
  9. PhiSlammaJamma

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    In a few minutes, the entire nation will be watching us...god help us. But Kim will provide some relief.
     
  10. NJRocket

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    As long as he doesn't have to pitch in a World Series game at Yankee Stadium, he'll be fine...and seeing as how we won't...oh, never mind;)
     
  11. Nick

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    This guy is another Miceli written all over him (and I also agree that Dan was pretty solid for us in his 2 years here).

    But, all that people are going to remember is the playoffs... and that is where your mistakes get magnified.

    Kim has great movement on his stuff... but when guys are as locked in as they are in the post-season, that basically means nothing unless you have a slider like Lidge, or a splitter like Roger (meaning, if you have a pitch that goes out of the K zone... hitters aren't likely to be free-swinging like they are in the regular season).

    Qualls is still working hard... and he has all the tools to be a dominant set-up man (and, his post-season, minus the meaningless 3-run HR in the Braves game, was adequate).
     
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    I don't care what Imbiceli did in his two regular seasons for the Astros. HE IS THE SCUM OF THE EARTH. OH I DETEST HIM!:mad: :mad: :mad: No one should ever joke around about Misseli's goodness/badness. He is nothing but sh*t! Y'all do remember that he managed to lose 4 games for the Astros in the playoffs, 3 or 4 whatever it was, he is WORTHLESS!

    Kim would be a welcome addition. He's better than most of the guys in the Astros' bullpen. Even if he hasn't been great lately, he's more proven than the majority of guys in the 'Stros 'pen. Get him for someone besides Lane or Burke.
     
  13. Nick

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    Well, Kim single-handedly turned the 2001 World Series from a 5 game series to a 7 game series.... and this was back when he was considered as a lights-out pitcher.

    If Arizona had eventually lost, Kim might not have even been in the league much longer... but since they won, his ULTIMATE failures were tempered a bit.

    I would only take him for nothing... I wouldn't give up anything of value for him (which means we proabbly won't get it.
     
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    i say we need to concentrate on the hoodrats
     
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    I really think he can be okay as a setup man for us. I believe he coudln't handle the pressure of being the closer for any team but if he doesn't have that pressue then he should do decent for us.
     
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    I think he would be a good pick up for us.
     
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    What could we offer for him?
     
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    i like qualls' stuff alot. he's coming off his rookie season, and despite an average playoff showing he looked really good in the month leading up. i'm pretty satisfied with him and wheeler setting it up for lidge. that said another arm like kim in there is not a bad thing, i just wouldn't give up too much.
     
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    They got rid of "Walk-off" Miceli now they are going after "Walk-Off" Kim. I hope Roy- O and Clemens can carry us again because that bullpen is a joke.
     
  20. Nick

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    I don't know about that... for some reason, I feel more confident with Wheeler-Qualls-Lidge than I did last year with Miceli-Lidge-Dotel.

    Granted, a lot of that is because we now see how dominant of a closer Lidge is (and how terrible Dotel was as a closer)... but Wheeler stepped it up big-time in the playoffs, and Qualls was money down the stretch in the regular season... and minus one bad inning in the playoffs, he performed admirably.

    He single-handedly kept us in the game in game 6... where we had an opportunity to win it all that night.
     

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