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Acquisition Analysis: Byung-Hyun Kim

Acquisition Analysis: Byung-Hyun Kim

Byung-Hyun Kim is back with the Arizona Diamondbacks after a four-year absence. It's no secret that both the Diamonbacks and Kim had fared better when the two were together. Does this reunion portend a return to the postseason for the Snakes and a return to effectiveness for the submariner?

Jose Valverde passed Byung-Hyun Kim as the Diamondbacks' franchise leader in saves earlier this season, and stand poised to break Kim's Arizona single-season high of 36 sometime this month.  Valverde therefore doesn't need to worry about his job being usurped.  The question is, what Diamondbacks pitcher does? [premium] Kim has always expressed a preference towards starting.  However, the... Recommended Stories

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