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savafan
01-10-2006, 12:46 PM
Would have been nice to have Kim in the Cincinnati bullpen...

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-rockies-kim&prov=ap&type=lgns

DENVER (AP) -- Pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim stayed with the Colorado Rockies, agreeing Friday to a one-year contract.

Kim rejected salary arbitration on Dec. 19 and had until Sunday to re-sign. He is scheduled to take a physical next week before the contract is finalized.

Kim went 5-12 with a 4.86 ERA in 22 starts and 18 relief appearances last season. He allowed 42 earned runs in 84 innings at Coors Field, making his 4.50 ERA the fourth-lowest home ERA in franchise history for pitchers with at least 81 innings.

Colorado acquired the 26-year-old right-hander from the Boston Red Sox in a trade late in spring training.

Also Friday, the Rockies acquired infielder Josh Wilson from the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later or cash.

The 24-year-old Wilson went 1-for-10 in 11 games in his major league debut with Florida last season. He spent the rest of the season at Triple-A Albuquerque, where he batted .257 with 17 homers and 82 RBI, both career highs. He has batted .278 over seven minor league seasons.

Ravenlord
01-10-2006, 12:51 PM
great sign by the Rockies. now if only they could clone him and Julian Tavarez.

savafan
01-10-2006, 12:53 PM
I'm not sure what the financials of the deal are, but I hear it was a cheap one year deal. Incentives may be involved, I don't know.

Big Donkey
01-10-2006, 03:24 PM
I'm not sure what the financials of the deal are, but I hear it was a cheap one year deal. Incentives may be involved, I don't know.

As of last week, I think the figure was $1.2MM. Quite economical in this market.

captainmorgan07
01-10-2006, 07:13 PM
this man has fell apart since he gave up that homerun in the world series

savafan
01-11-2006, 10:40 AM
this man has fell apart since he gave up that homerun in the world series

A 4.50 home ERA at Coors Field is nothing to sneeze at.

TRF
01-11-2006, 11:50 AM
A classic case of being Reitsma'd

Managers love versatility, and see guys like Kim pulling double duty: starting and relieving. I say maximize his value, which is as a starter, get him 30 starts and find a guy for the pen.

Boston finally came to their senses when it came to Wakefield, though he is a different breed of pitcher.

TeamSelig
01-11-2006, 01:21 PM
He is only 26 years old? For some reason I was thinking he was 32-33. I would have gave him a 2 year deal, maybe an option of a third, at about 2 mil a year. 4.86 (and 4.50 at Coors) ERA seems about average to me, although I'm not really sure what the league avg is. He would probably be our #3 behind Harang & Claussen, and in front of Williams. Thats not a bad rotation if you can plug in an ace at the top. ;) Easier said than done though I guess.

But, IMO, the more average pitchers we have, the less way below average we become, which is a good way to start