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Ram-Ram Watch

Many people on this site and other Royals forums have been critical of the moves GMDM made this Winter.  Although I know the hottest place in hell is reserved for those who in times of conflict remain neutral, I am still undecided about the moves made (except for the Bloomquist and HoRam signings - by all objective standards they sucked).

So I make this post with an eye towards objective evaluation of the Coco Crisp for Ramon Ramirez trade.  I know we will disect Coco's every at-bat and play in CF, but I would like to keep an eye on how RamRam performs for the BoSox.

The MLB Network broadcast the Red Sox/Twins Spring Opener last night.  I saw RamRam come in and pitch the 7th inning against the Twinkies. 

http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/news/boxscore.jsp?gid=2009_02_25_bosmlb_minmlb_1

I'll tell you this much, RamRam could one day become an elite closer.  He looked trimmer and his stuff was electric.  He got ahead 0-2 to the 1st batter he faced, fell behind 3-2 and then K'd him swinging on a 4-seamer up and away.

The next batter flew-out on a lazy fly-ball to RF on the 1st pitch.  RamRam then blazed the 3rd and last batter he faced with a 3-pitch K.

The competition he faced was irrelevant - he was throwing strikes and his stuff was truly filthy.

I already miss him.

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