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Monday, October 29, 2012

HBT (Gleeman): Korean star pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin available for bidding

Bad news for MLB teams who might be thinking to sneak him under the radar:

Hyun-Jin, a 25-year-old left-hander who’s been one of the Korea Baseball Organization’s best pitchers since 2006, will be “posted” by the Hanwha Eagles and has already hired agent Scott Boras to represent him.

Mike Emeigh Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:24 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Tricky Dick Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:00 AM (#4287242)
Apparently the posting process is different in Korea, and the posting club can reject all bids if they are dissatisfied with the payout. It will be interesting to see how this works out. I don't know a lot about this pitcher, but it doesn't seem like teams would want to pay him at an elite level.
   2. Paul D(uda) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 11:33 AM (#4287267)

I can't want until Toronto comes second in this process.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 02:36 PM (#4287482)
Apparently the posting process is different in Korea, and the posting club can reject all bids if they are dissatisfied with the payout.


Can't Japanese teams do this too?
   4. Jay Seaver Posted: October 29, 2012 at 03:58 PM (#4287572)
Are the Orioles excluded? I forget how far their persona non grata status in Korea extends.
   5. depletion Posted: October 29, 2012 at 04:13 PM (#4287590)
The FA doesn't go into specifics about Mr. Ryu's talent level. "Can reach 93" on the gun isn't saying much. I used to think that having a Korean star would be great for the Mets walk-up attendance, but it never seemed to make much difference when Jae Soo was pitching. Flushing has a very large Korean-American population.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 29, 2012 at 04:14 PM (#4287592)
Apparently he is exempt from military service having earned an Olympic Gold Medal in 2008.

What's the estimate on his price range?
   7. Tricky Dick Posted: October 29, 2012 at 10:59 PM (#4287991)
Can't Japanese teams do this too?


Yes, you are correct. I misread the article.
   8. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: October 30, 2012 at 02:24 AM (#4288090)
Ooh, another opportunity for Mark Walter/Stan Kasten to throw money around.

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