murphy We got this guy from the Rockies for Brett Saberhagen. He was a stiff. Only threw one speed. He'd throw one inning and look like a killer. Next inning he'd give up three walks and two homers. Shipped him out to St. Louis for Rigo Beltran. Useless trades. Useless players.
March 18, 2001 Reminds me of the 90's version of Juan Berenguer. Lot of hype about his flamethrowing ability, but may just have the stuff (& mindset) to be a good middle inning reliever. They don't make such a bad living either.
May 24, 2001 This guy was supposed to me a huge talent. Instead he was a huge bust. He really bit the big one. Still, he's better than Steve Trachsel.
January 6, 2003 A lot of hype when they got this guy. He was supposed to be great. He kinda reminded me of Juio Valera. He sucked big time! He's bounced around a lot since leaving the Mets.
March 14, 2003 And now Juan Acevedo seems to be making himself a lock to start the 2003 season with the Yankees, after being the Tigers' top closer.
March 30, 2003 Injuries delayed his progress, but he had his moments in middle and long relief for the 1997 Mets.
He's a guy, much like Jason Isringhausen, who had decent enough stuff that he probably should have gotten a legitimate chance to be a short reliever before the Mets sent him away.
June 9, 2003 I never liked this guy much but I loved him coming into the game in Wrigley the other day. He threw one pitch and Clemens' shot at 300 was dashed once again as Acevedo gave up a 3 run homer to take the lead away from that piece of human excrement Roger Clemens. Way to go Juan!
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April 1, 2006 At the trade deadline in 1995 Joe McIlvaine traded Brett Saberhagen for this guy and a pitcher by the name of Arnold Gooch. According to Bill Pulsipher who saw him in the Eastern League, he was the best pitcher in the Eastern League. When you think that we also had Generation K and none of them made it it makes you scratch your head. On the same night we traded Bobby Bonilla for Alex (5 Tool) Ochoa and Damon Buford.