When Horacio Ramirez was named to the rotation shortly after Luke Hochevar was demoted to Omaha, one of the popular rationalizations was that it didn't really matter because all the off-days in April would mean that the fifth starter would barely pitch at all. It didn't matter if it was Hochevar or Ho-Ram or Bryan Rekar making a comeback back there because our days and nights would be dominated by Meche, Greinke, Davies, and the inestimable Ponson.
We'll see. So far, it hasn't quite worked out like that. It'll be interesting to track how many starts Ho-Ram actually makes.
#52 / Pitcher / Kansas City Royals
Nov 24, 1979
Tonight, at the K, Ho-Ram versus the largest contract ever given to a pitcher!!!
(Oh mercy me! I am stunned that a FA contract in 2008 pays more than one from 1990!)