Rockies - Acquired Kim
Colorado Rockies - Acquired P Byung-Hyun Kim from the Boston Red Sox for C Charles Johnson and P Chris Narveson
Johnson’s irrelevant here and already gone from the Red Sox.
Kim’s got the funky delivery that some people on the site have suggested has been a plus for Coors Field pitchers. The problem still remains, however, that Kim’s fastball is gone and his arm is probably shot or at the very least, needs a whole lot more doctorin’. For all the stuff bandied about Kim, I think he’s handled it about as well as most people could; being in a foreign culture, injured, and losing your best talent and possibly, your job, has to be quite a downer. The Rockies will use him in the bullpen, the only place he should be now, but he’s not the pitcher he used to be.
The money going around is sorta difficult to track. Let’s just say the Red Sox are eating some amount of money so that they could get Chris Narveson. Narveson was previously a Cardinal prospect before going to Colorado in the Walker trade. Nothing’s very impressive about Narveson; both his stats and stuff are quite ordinary and there’s no star potential.
Ignore that Kim projection; the computer doesn’t know how badly his arm is mangled.
2005 ZiPS Projections
Player W L G GS IP H ER HR BB SO ERA
Kim 8 6 50 13 96 93 42 9 28 85 3.94
Narveson 8 12 26 26 146 158 92 21 76 90 5.67
Posted: March 31, 2005 at 03:14 PM | 23 comment(s)
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