[j-ball] Re: Re:Kida
- On Wed, 17 Mar 1999, Jim Allen wrote:
> At 0:25 PM -0500 99.3.16, Dave Hogg wrote:In a perfect world, Parrish would much rather have Kida in the bullpen. He
> > It looks like Kida will start the season in the bullpen,
> > although he is the favorite to move into the starting rotation...
> Kida has been spectacular as a reliever the past two seasons as opposed to
> just OK as a starter.
has said that he thinks is more suited to relief. But the Tiger starting
rotation is so awful that anyone who can throw seven innings is going to
get a chance to start.
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- At 6:52 PM -0800 99.12.17, Dan Weldin wrote:
> Is Masao Kida still with the Detroit Tigers?Yes,
Kida is still with the Tigers although he was a bit disappointed with his
season overall. He said that the Tigers told him they would go after a big
hitter and pitcher this winter. They got the hitter in Luis Gonzalez, but
the pitcher has yet to materialize.
This is the final year of his contract, so he's likely to go somewhere else
next year, if he feels they have been jerking him around--as they probably
have. When it was mentioned that the Tigers don't have that much money, he
shook his head and said, "No, it's not that..."
I'm not certain what he meant by that. They ARE a cheap organization
Kida is a useful journeyman. He's a fitness nut, and he stays in great
shape, but he has had trouble keeping focused. He often gets in trouble
when you least expect it. It seems that he works really hard in order to
give himself some breathing room and then lets up and can't figure out why
he got beat...
I hope he succeeds because he's a very nice guy.
- On Sun, 19 Dec 1999, Jim Allen wrote:
> At 6:52 PM -0800 99.12.17, Dan Weldin wrote:That would be Juan Gonzalez, not Luis. And I don't know who told Masao
> > Is Masao Kida still with the Detroit Tigers?
> Kida is still with the Tigers although he was a bit disappointed with his
> season overall. He said that the Tigers told him they would go after a big
> hitter and pitcher this winter. They got the hitter in Luis Gonzalez, but
> the pitcher has yet to materialize.
that, but the pitcher isn't going to materialize. As Jim said, the Tigers
are too cheap to pay the money that someone like Aaron Sele wants.
Your statement about Kida was not correct.
From ESPN's transaction today:
> Detroit TigersKida has options, and he is still on 40-man roster,
> Optioned pitcher Masao Kida to Toledo of the
so he has not been WAIVED.
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