Wed, 06 Apr 2005 00:20:13 -0700
The Tampa Tribune's Scott Carter reports free-agent CL Billy Koch, recently cut loose by the Toronto Blue Jays, was spotted at the Tuesday, April 5 game between the Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Devil Rays and told reporters he is in no hurry to return to baseball.
Mon, 21 Mar 2005 02:38:30 -0800
According to The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Paul Hoynes, the Cleveland Indians have no interest in picking up RP Billy Koch, who was cut loose by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Fri, 18 Mar 2005 06:08:00 -0800
New York Newsday's David Lennon reports the New York Mets have interest in recently-released CL Billy Koch.
Fri, 18 Mar 2005 05:51:14 -0800
Updating an ongoing story, The Toronto Sun's Mike Rutsey reports former Toronto Blue Jays CL Billy Koch holds no hard feelings toward the club that released him Thursday, March 17. "I feel like I have a lot to offer, but I see the way that (they're) going and how the organization wants to go," he said. "There's a lot of younger guys in camp that are going to be around for a while and most of them are throwing the daylights out of the ball. This is a competition. I just got beat."
Fri, 18 Mar 2005 05:13:44 -0800
The Denver Post reports the Colorado Rockies have no interest in picking up RP Billy Koch, recently cut loose by the Toronto Blue Jays.
Thu, 17 Mar 2005 09:37:01 -0800
The Sports Network reports the Toronto Blue Jays released RP Billy Koch.
Sun, 06 Mar 2005 07:56:46 -0800
The Toronto Sun reports Toronto Blue Jays RP Billy Koch struggled in his mound outing Saturday, March 5, prompting pitching coach Brad Arnsberg to suggest a few delivery changes. "At least today he threw the ball over the plate," Arnsberg said. "The other day, he was erratic -- up and down, in and out. He was challenging hitters today. He got out of there in 14 pitches and got his three outs, but of course there were three runs. At least he was challenging hitters and he's at least aggressive in the zone."
Sun, 16 Jan 2005 12:30:02 -0800
Ian Harrison, of Bluejays.MLB.com, reports Toronto Blue Jays RP Billy Koch will be given a chance to compete for the closer's job, although he hasn't been told what his role will be. Koch has 163 career saves, but only 19 of those have come in the last two years. Despite losing a few miles off his fastball, Koch says he has learned to pitch and not just throw. "Velocity doesn't really mean anything," said Koch. "It's all about location."
Tue, 11 Jan 2005 10:54:09 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Associated Press reports Toronto Blue Jays RP Billy Koch will make $900,000 next season.
Mon, 10 Jan 2005 08:03:17 -0800
The Toronto Sun's Bob Elliott reports the Toronto Blue Jays signed RP Billy Koch (Marlins) to an undisclosed contract.