March 30, 2005


Relief needs prompt trade: With Tsao injured, Rockies go for Kim (Tracy Ringolsby, March 30, 2005, Rocky Mountain News)

Even when the Rockies think they have found an answer to their biggest uncertainty - their bullpen - they wind up with more questions.

They decided to take a shot at reviving the career of Byung-Hyun Kim, reaching a tentative deal Tuesday to acquire him from the Boston Red Sox, according to a source close to the Rockies.

Like any sidearmer, Byung-Hyun Kim can be effective against righties but gets murdered by lefties. If they let him face any of the latter in Denver someone may hit a ball 600 feet off of him.

N.B.: Okay, maybe not a genius--"The deal was pending approval by Sox ownership, who must agree to the provision of paying more than $5.6 million of Kim's $6 million salary. "

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 30, 2005 7:12 AM
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