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Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by Lose Remerswaal, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

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    I think what BC meant was that he was the stopper they needed. That was the year that the Sox tried going with the "Closer by Committee" idea and the idea bombed big time.

    Also trading Hillenbrand opened up a slot of Ortiz. That worked out pretty okay for Boston.
     
  2. Leskanic's_Thread

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    BK Kim's 2003 game log.

    He had become a starter that year in Arizona, and continued in that role for five of his first seven appearances. Then he went to the bullpen to anchor things back there, and was crucial for the second half of the season (with some scattered poor appearances, of course).

    But he only got into one game at Oakland in the ALDS, giving up the lead in the 9th of game 1. Then he wasn't greeted warmly when he got back to Fenway, people got upset that he responded to the greeting, and he never pitched again that year.
     
  3. keninten

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    Ryan Lavarnway to the Yankees
     
  4. brandonchristensen

    brandonchristensen mad photochops SoSH Member

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    Yeah, I know how it worked out, but I was excited at the idea of him starting for whatever reason. It's been 15 years now (WHAT), but I remember him being a solid starter for us.
     
  5. mt8thsw9th

    mt8thsw9th anti-SoSHal SoSH Member

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    In game 5, Kim was in his 2nd inning of relief when he allowed the Yankees to tie, and 3rd when they won the game in the 10th. Then he was brought out again the following night. Kim was ground into the dirt by Brenly all season (he nearly eclipsed 100 innings as a reliever), and they probably win that series in 5 if they had someone other than Greg Swindell and Mike Morgan as the setup men. 2002 he bounced back just fine, with (if I recall correctly) back-to-back series in which he clowned the Sox at Fenway, and finally got his save at Yankee Stadium (which culminated in him celebrating by tossing the game ball from the infield out of the playing field in RF).

    I really can't fathom why someone wouldn't A: not wanted to trade for him, and B: not be happy with his ripple effect as it related to the bullpen. That move saved the season on two fronts, as it settled the bullpen, and got at bats away from the painfully mediocre Shea and gave them to Bill Mueller and David Ortiz.

    edit - my memory was a tiny bit off, he threw the ball into Monument Park.

     
  6. Brohamer of the Gods

    Brohamer of the Gods Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Swell, now I have to toss out his Lego mini-figure they were giving out at McCoy one day.
     
  7. keninten

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    But it is the right thing to do
     
  8. judyb

    judyb Member SoSH Member

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    I wonder if his wife is finally going to change the name of her food blog it's still called Cooking in Red Socks.
     
  9. lexrageorge

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    I've heard some folks opine that BK Kim got overused by Grady Little that season.

    He was used 4 days in a row from August 20-23, including an inning in a game where the Sox were leading the A's 14-5. Then there was another 5 day stretch from 8/30 to 9/3, a stretch that included a 5 out win on 9/1 (the infamous "Manny Ramirez benching" game in Philly), and a 2 inning appearance on 9/3. Then he made 6 appearances in 7 days from 9/17 to 9/23.

    Then, after 9/23, he appeared in once in the remaining 5 games, the season finale on the 28th.

    In Game 1 against Oakland, Kim walked one batter then hit the next one. However, he struck out Mark Ellis before Grady pulled him for Embree, who gave up the tying hit. He never appeared in a game again managed by Grady Little. And his career basically stalled after that.
     
  10. bosox79

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    Curt Schilling hated Kim and said most of Kim's issues were from insisting on throwing 100-150 pitches every day.
     
  11. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    Didn’t Schilling also call out Williamson, not realizing how injured he was?
     
  12. bosox79

    bosox79 Member SoSH Member

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    Yeah. He questioned Williamson's commitment to the team.
     
  13. The Gray Eagle

    The Gray Eagle Member SoSH Member

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    When Kim first got to Boston, Littlebrain used him in relief for an inning on June 1, then started him for 7 innings on 2 days rest. After another 2 days rest, he pitched in relief for 2 innings again, then on 2 days rest started and went 5 innings.

    It was playoff-style usage in early June.
     
  14. Smiling Joe Hesketh

    Smiling Joe Hesketh All Hail King Boron Dope

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    Yup, and in typical Schilling style acted all self-righteous about it too. "Make sure you're playing for the name on the front of the shirt and not the one on the back," etc. Then Williamson's elbow was found to have grenaded.
     
  15. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

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  16. norm from cheers

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    That leaves only Colon as the only player left who played in the 20th Century. I feel old.
     
  17. luckysox

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    Cheers to Adrian Beltre, my favorite one year Red Sox player. He was as fun to watch as they come. Hope to see him in the HOF soon.
     
  18. Ale Xander

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    Yo Adrian, thank you for 2010, you put up one of the highest EARs (entertainment above replacement) in history. Certainly the highest for a non-championship year. MLB fans will miss you. Good luck on your hopeful voyage to Cooperstown.
     
  19. Number45forever

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    I'll always think Youk would've played 2-3 more years at a very high level if he was left on 1B and they'd just re-signed Beltre to keep playing 3B. Would have been a very different set of circumstances that unfolded to the present day if they went in that direction.

    Beltre was so fun, and so good, wish he could have played the last 9 seasons of his career in Boston.
     
  20. Papelbon's Poutine

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    I’m gonna miss the clips of Andrus messing with touching his head.
     
  21. mattrobot

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    It's hard to beat this all-timer:
     
  22. John Marzano Olympic Hero

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    Adrian Beltre is a god damn treasure. Baseball will be a little less fun next season.
     
  23. Papelbon's Poutine

    Papelbon's Poutine Homeland Security SoSH Member

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    That was great. The dude was hilarious.

     
  24. DanoooME

    DanoooME Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Viktor needed to get traded to Texas last season so that he and Andrus could have driven him completely crazy.
     
  25. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

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    This led me to start going down a Beltre clip rabbit hole. This was another good compilation.
     
  26. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Former Red Sox draftee Jeff Driskel will be the starting QB for the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday
     
  27. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Dan Butler back in the big leagues as the D Backs bullpen catcher.

    Probably pays better than AAA

    And Eric Hinske as their asst hitting coach
     
  28. joe dokes

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    Do MLB uniformed coaches accrue any pension service time (or something similar)?
     
  29. John Marzano Olympic Hero

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    Allard Baird is going to the New York Mets front office.
     
  30. SydneySox

    SydneySox A dash of cool to add the heat SoSH Member

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    FYI only somehow I've pocket-ignored JMOH.

    This makes me sad but also makes me wonder whether the universe is telling me something.
     
  31. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

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    Wha?
     
  32. SydneySox

    SydneySox A dash of cool to add the heat SoSH Member

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    I know, right? I had you on ignore. I don't have anyone on ignore but then I found out I had you on ignore. I can only assume it was an odd mobile issue, a misclick.

    But then I thought, maybe it's actually God who made me ignore you, I saw on tv he's into social media now.
     
  33. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Andrew Bailey is now the Dodgers' bullpen coach.
    Deven Marrero and Bryan Holaday are now Marlins minor leaguers (as is Sox draftee Pedro Alvarez).
     
  34. Papelbon's Poutine

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    As coaches or players?
     
  35. nayrbrey

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    Tommy Hottovy, drafted by the Sox in 2004 and who pitched in a few games for the 2011 team, was just named pitching coach of the Cubs. He had been working as an advance scout for them.
     
  36. Oppo

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    Mike Napoli retiring per his Twitter

     
  37. BoSox Rule

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    One of my favorites from the Championship teams. When he hit a homerun with that uppercut swing it was memorable.
     
  38. Jim Ed Rice in HOF

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    Jeff Mathis retweeting Nap’s retirement announcement:
    Feels like yesterday I was 18, reporting to camp, you walked in the apartment (no shirt or shoes) with an inflatable raft, handle of Captain Morgan’s (top off) and sun burnt as hell... I’ll never forget it and so thankful for it. #oneofakindteammate
     
  39. LoweTek

    LoweTek Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  40. Al Zarilla

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    There is a special on Dennis Eckersley on MLBN on Thursday night at 5-6 Pacific, probably 8-9 Eastern: “Eck: a Story of Saving”.
     
  41. santadevil

    santadevil Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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  42. InsideTheParker

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    It isn't listed on my DTV schedule, but mlbn announced it as coming on at 8 Eastern. The schedule also shows it on at 11 pm and 2 am.
     
  43. Al Zarilla

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    My DirecTV schedule on my TV and on my phone show it airing at 5, 8, 11 Pacific. I'm recording it at 5, along with the Chargers - Chiefs game at 5:20. I heard it is more about off the field, his struggles with alcohol, etc. than on field. I'm sure his divorce from his first wife will get attention. Or will it?
     
  44. Soxfan in Fla

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  45. bosox79

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    Same. Last time he played in the Majors was with the Redsox in 2015.
     
  46. Pozo the Clown

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    Rajai Davis to the Mets. The man is a class act!

     
  47. santadevil

    santadevil Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Yep, he was the reason they lost the World Series that game, but also the reason they had a chance at the end

    The bad still outweighed the good in that game
     
  48. LogansDad

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    God that series was incredible. I wish all post season series that don't involve the Sox could be that exciting.
     

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