Originally posted by jfkfcSomeone will sign Lima, and Paniagua for that matter. I think the adage in baseball, in regards to success in the Majors, goes something like: if a guy does it once, that means he can do it. There will be a pitching coach of sorts, in one organization or another, that looks at some film of Lima and says "I can work with this guy, he has good stuff," then the team signs him. Look at guys who get chance after chance, and then finally it pays off for some.
The Reds and Don Gullett will nab him, he'll be impressive for the first couple months of next year and then he'll flame out and be the same guy he's been for the past 2 years. I can almost guarantee it.
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Steve Bellisari, Strong Safety, St. Louis Rams. He made the team...and then got put on injured reserve! (sighs)
The stat comparisons are interesting. AL stats only. Only guys with > 90 At bats included... Avg. ---- 1. Myers 2. Wilson 3. Hernandez 4. Pierzynski 5. G. Gil 6. Varitek 9. Posada HR --- 1. Posada 2. Varitek 3. Hernandez 4. Myers 5.