Originally Posted by cards press box
No, Paulino -- unlike Axelrod -- throws very hard. And, in 2012, he appeared to turn the corner pitching for KC when he got injured.
Paulino is a low risk gamble, though, so why not take a chance?
Yeah, this is a good signing for a team that A) needs to find creative ways to acquire talent and B) has a better than average track record of fixing wayward pitchers. If you can fix the guy and flip him in July, great. If you can't, eh, you're only committing $1.75 M over 2 years.