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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Padres - Signed Lima

San Diego Padres - Signed P Jose Lima to a 1-year contract worth $1.5 million.

Hideous.  Petco’s a nice place for pitchers, but the Royals play in a hard-to-homer park as well and Lima still managed to cough up 31 dingers, or 1 every 6 innings.  This was also a team that was crying poor about how they oh-so-desperately needed to save $1.6 million by swapping one of their best players in recent years for a backup catcher. 

2006 ZiPS Projection - Jose Lima
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W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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6 13 32 28 159 177   92 25 53 85 5.21
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Dan Szymborski Posted: January 04, 2006 at 08:57 PM | 22 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Boof Bonser Tree Posted: January 04, 2006 at 09:15 PM (#1806099)
That ZiPs=Way too Kind
   2. 1k5v3L Posted: January 04, 2006 at 09:22 PM (#1806112)
Lima AND Estes on the same team? Well, the rest of the NL west is ####ed
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 04, 2006 at 09:39 PM (#1806135)
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA !!!!!

Suckas!!!

<A >Obligatory Mrs. Lima picture</a>
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 04, 2006 at 09:40 PM (#1806136)
   5. danup Posted: January 04, 2006 at 11:05 PM (#1806329)
My blog isn't even about a team Lima played for; I mentioned Mrs. Lima once, a year and a half ago, and still one out of every 200 referrers is a search engine from someone searching for a picture.

So, thank you, Mrs. Lima's giant breasts. I couldn't break 100,000 without you.
   6. Nobody ##### with DeJesus Posted: January 04, 2006 at 11:34 PM (#1806377)
ARGH! Just let Stauffer pitch!
   7. Gromit Posted: January 04, 2006 at 11:43 PM (#1806399)
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Shoot me now!
   8. Iwakuma Chameleon (jonathan) Posted: January 05, 2006 at 12:30 AM (#1806487)
The Padres really have had a disastrous offseason, Chris Young trade aside.
   9. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: January 05, 2006 at 12:54 AM (#1806524)
Ooh. I like this deal from a Dodger fan perspective. At times this offseason, it looks like the Padres are trying to shoot themselves in the foot.
   10. rory_b_bellows Posted: January 05, 2006 at 05:39 AM (#1807000)
A rotation with Chan Ho Park, Shawn Estes, and Jose Lima sounds like a team preparing for contraction, not one expecting to contend for a division title. The only positive is that during the Bochy period the Padres have done a horrendous job of developing young players.

What's odd is that this sort of thing is exactly what the Padres should be doing in regards to picking up pitchers due to the run suppressing tendencies of Petco. Pick up crappy pitchers, hope they do well because of hte park and then trade them for young players. However, it's stupid to pay money for these types of pitchers as guys making $1m less are probably just as good. They picked up Pedro Astacio off waivers last year and he was their best pitcher down the stretch -- if you can do that once you can do it again.
   11. Dr. Vaux Posted: January 05, 2006 at 06:19 AM (#1807103)
See, if the ballpark suppresses runs so much, how did Woody Williams and Adam Eaton pitch so poorly there? And Brian Lawrence, for that matter. Maybe it makes pitchers pitch more sloppily, thinking they've got margin for error that they don't have.
   12. Walt Davis Posted: January 05, 2006 at 08:52 AM (#1807340)
What's odd is that this sort of thing is exactly what the Padres should be doing in regards to picking up pitchers due to the run suppressing tendencies of Petco. Pick up crappy pitchers, hope they do well because of hte park and then trade them for young players.

The Padres are defending NL West champs ... granted, not a fearsome champ. But still probably the most talented team in the division. The last thing the Padres should be doing is signing lousy pitchers hoping they look OK then flipping them. They should be signing (and trading for) good players who will help push the team to another division title.

With the guaranteed money, this might be dumber than the Dodgers and Erickson last year. (I said might be)
   13. Topher Posted: January 05, 2006 at 11:33 AM (#1807421)
KC Star is reporting that the Lima "signing" is just a rumor that Lima himself made up. Lima is still available for the other 29 teams.
   14. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: January 05, 2006 at 12:11 PM (#1807424)
KC Star is reporting that the Lima "signing" is just a rumor that Lima himself made up. Lima is still available for the other 29 teams.

Interesting job hunting tactic. Next time I'm on the market, I'll send out my resume to several dozen prospective employers, wait a few weeks, and then send out a followup email withdrawing my application to the places that I haven't heard back from. Brilliant!
   15. MM1f Posted: January 05, 2006 at 09:58 PM (#1808187)
Dear National Media,
PWN3D!

Sincerly,
Jose Lima and that Domincan newspaper
   16. DCW3 Posted: January 05, 2006 at 10:24 PM (#1808244)
Spring Training 2006:

(Jose Lima stands on the mound, throwing fastballs. After several "75"s on the radar gun, he puts a little more mustard on one and the gun jumps to "78."

Lima: Woo! It's Lima Time!!!

(Kevin Towers walks onto the field.)

Towers: Uh, Mr. Lima? What are you doing here?

Lima: (enunciating) I said, "It's. Lima. Time." I thought that was self-explanatory.

Towers: Uh, I suppose. But, the thing is, you're not actually on the team. We haven't signed you to anyting. No contract, not even an NRI.

Lima: Well, okay, Mr. Towers, look. I know you didn't sign me. But I just wanted to pitch so bad. It's my whole life. Just give me a chance. I'll pitch for free if I have to.

Towers: Uh...Jose, are you familiar with a thing called "replacement level"? Basically, what it means is that, even if you pitched for free, you would still, technically speaking, be overpaid. In fact, you'd have to pay us. Like, a lot. More than you have. I'm sorry.

Lima: Well, can I at least work out in spring training? That's not hurting anybody.

Towers: You see, Jose, I'd like to, but we only have so much spring training time, and every minute you're on the mound is practice time you're taking away from one of our young pitchers. Just look at Chris Young out there: he's been staring at the field for hours, waiting for you to get off the mound, but he's too shy to say anything.

Lima: I'm surprised he can even see the field from where he's standing. From that angle, it looks like the only thing he'd be able to see is my wife's seat...

Towers: Anyway, Jose, I'll have to tell you the same thing I told Kevin Costner--spring training is for players only.

Kevin Costner: (from behind fence) Aw, come on! Just a few practice swings! I promise I won't make any more baseball movies if you let me in!

Towers: Hey, rumor has it that I'm gonna call security on your ass!

Lima: Ooh, nice wordplay.

Towers: Thanks. I was working on it all morning. Look, Jose, there are 29 other teams you could try out for. I'm sure you'll find one. Maybe the Devil Rays would take you back.

Lima: "Back"? I never pitched for the Devil Rays.

Towers: Whoa, seriously? That astounds me. Damn. Well, definitely try them, then.

Lima: All right. Thanks anyway. (He starts to leave.)

Towers: Hey, you forgot your rosin bag!

Lima: Ehh, there's just crackers in it.
   17. Quinton McCracken's BFF Posted: January 05, 2006 at 10:45 PM (#1808283)
href="http://mlb.mlb.com/images/2004/05/14/qzPTJAO7.jpg">Obligatory Mrs. Lima picture </a>

¡¡¡Ay chihuahua!!!

href="http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/files/newsstand/discussion/24739">I wonder if she's got a clean bill of health.</a>
   18. Quinton McCracken's BFF Posted: January 05, 2006 at 10:46 PM (#1808286)
Sorry, I have Linkage issues.
   19. Tanto Posted: January 05, 2006 at 10:54 PM (#1808300)
The Padres really have had a disastrous offseason, Chris Young trade aside.

Yeah. Towers should be down on his knees praying to his god that his team is located in San Diego, which is all that kept Giles and Hoffman in town despite his bungling the negotiations with both.
   20. The District Attorney Posted: January 05, 2006 at 10:58 PM (#1808309)
Sweet Lord, that KC Star article is hilarious.
“He’s fun,” Klein said. “He’s sincere. He really is a good guy. He’ll show up to every charity event. He signs autographs.”
“It’s always Lima Time,” [Lima] said. “What you see from Lima is what you get.”
“And remember this,” Klein said, sounding like he was ready to unleash his most convincing reasoning yet. “He’s only 33.”
and the topper...
“Frankly,” the Padres general manager said, “that would make us look like buffoons.”
Just CLASSIC QUOTE AFTER CLASSIC QUOTE.
   21. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 05, 2006 at 11:04 PM (#1808323)
My friends and I have a running gag that if anyone asks what time it is, no matter what time of day it is, we respond LIMA TIME!

Yea, we're pretty annoying.
   22. Tschingsch Posted: January 06, 2006 at 08:29 AM (#1808876)
Nice one Jasper,

Visions of Jose Lima as Willie Mays Hayes, I'll just make some mental changes to the scene of Lima crashing the party of the team doing sprints in slow-mo, and replace him with his wife.

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