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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Korean Lima Time Comes to an Abrupt End

Natch…Thanks to Shinsano for keeping us abreast of this situation…

Jose Lima became the first mercenary casualty of the young 2008 season as the 36-year-old hurler was released by the Kia Tigers Wednesday afternoon.

Lima’s arrival in Korea was met with great fanfare, but he struggled mightily in his last two starts. The final straw apparently came Tuesday evening against the LG Twins, a game in which he surrendered eight runs on eight hits in just 3 2/3 innings. Kia is currently in last place having won just four of 15 games.

He leaves Korea not having won a single game, as the headline on the Korean Web portal Naver gleefully reads: “Not one win gathered…Lima is Kicked Out!”

Indeed.

Repoz Posted: April 16, 2008 at 03:27 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 16, 2008 at 03:50 PM (#2746248)
BELIEVE IT!
   2. IronChef Chris Wok Posted: April 16, 2008 at 03:52 PM (#2746253)
Taiwan's still got room for some Es Lima Time
   3. Styles P. Deadball Posted: April 16, 2008 at 03:55 PM (#2746257)
I'll bet the Pyongyang People's Heroic Baseball Team could use him.
   4. Crashburn Alley Posted: April 16, 2008 at 04:02 PM (#2746264)
Jeez, I thought when I read the title I thought "abrupt end" was a masturbatory reference.
   5. philevans3154 Posted: April 16, 2008 at 04:12 PM (#2746282)
a game in which he surrendered eight runs on eight hits in just 3 2/3 innings.

Except for the bears driving cars, it's like he never left the Royals.
   6. Paul M Hates Krispy Kreme Posted: April 16, 2008 at 04:22 PM (#2746309)
Lima’s arrival in Korea was met with great fanfare

I read this as "met with great failure". I was right, even though I was wrong.
   7. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 16, 2008 at 04:28 PM (#2746323)

Except for the bears driving cars, it's like he never left the Royals.


Have you been to Kauffman lately? They drive those bears all around. They even let one manage a game last year.
   8. Starring RMc as Bradley Scotchman Posted: April 16, 2008 at 05:23 PM (#2746404)
Are there any Korean MLEs? Is their league equivalent to AAA, or what?

I'll bet the Pyongyang People's Heroic Baseball Team could use him.

They've got a big enough stadium...
   9. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 16, 2008 at 05:25 PM (#2746408)
"Are there any Korean MLEs? Is their league equivalent to AAA, or what?"

I saw some a few years ago that had 'em between A+ and AA, closer to the latter. Not sure whether that was accurate or not, or whether things have changed since then.
   10. Rocco's Not-so Malfunctioning Mitochondria Posted: April 16, 2008 at 05:29 PM (#2746414)
Better than running out of Peruvian Seoul time, I suppose.

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