So, about this Pineiro/Jimenez thing…

by on May 29, 2008 · 2 comments

Are we really going to go through the Kelvin Jimenez experiment again?

This guy has proven himself a poor man’s Anthony Reyes during his short stints in the big leagues (that’s not a compliment).

Where is Mark Worrell? What about Jason Motte? Mike Parisi and Kyle McClellan are both starters that are on the big club as relievers (even though Parisi will take Pineiro’s turns every five while Joel is on the mend) – so why not give Mitchell Boggs a shot to cut his teeth in the pen?

Just when I thought the organization had taken a turn for the better in giving their kids a shot by doing the right thing and calling up Chris Perez (who has been a rousing success thus far, albeit not in the closer’s role…yet), they turn around and give a retread like Jimenez another shot.

Let’s be honest with ourselves. Jimenez is not an MLB pitcher. He never will be. He’s 27 and can’t get big-league hitters out. He mows down hitters in Memphis, but can’t get it done on the larger stage. He’s a quadruple-A pitcher.

C’mon Mo – don’t let Tony get to you too. Jimenez does not help this team. This team is in a race and needs real help, both right now and to develop kids for the future. Stop wasting time with “fillers”.

NOTE: As I write, Perez is coming in to shut the ‘Stros down. Let’s go youngster!

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PHE May 29, 2008

Good gracious Perez has nasty stuff. An 83 mph breaking ball after three straight fastballs in the mid-90s is just gross.

CP63 will be closing in St Louis next season full time. Book it.

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