Thursday, February 21, 2008

Byung-Hyun Kim Headed To Pittsburgh Fantasy News

In a small move made Wednesday the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Byung-Hyun Kim to a one year deal worth $850,000 but could be worth over $1 million after performance incentives.

This really isn't blockbuster news, but it is interesting because Pittsburgh GM Neal Huntington, said that Kim was not signed as a starting pitcher, and their only interest in him was as a reliever. Kim once thrived in the bullpen, but after those pesky homeruns he gave up in the 2001 World Series, Kim was never the same coming out of the pen, and has spent the last few years as a mediocre, injury plagued, starting pitcher.

I think given that what happened in the World Series was more than 6 years ago, Kim could rejuvenate his career in the bullpen. He will certainly get called on plenty, as the Pirates do not have a proven right hander to come out of the per to set up for closer extraordinaire Matt Capps.
If your league counts Holds, Kim might be a good late round guy to take a flier on.

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