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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sources: MLB will void Seong-Min Kim’s contract

Punishment for contact with a seventeen-year old? Chris Hansen would like a word with you.

The Korean Baseball Organization’s protest over the Orioles’ signing of Seong-Min Kim will lead to Major League Baseball voiding the contract of the 17-year-old Korean pitcher, according to industry sources.

I’m still trying to receive confirmation from the Orioles.
I’m told that the Orioles could be facing some sort of punishment, and they will have to restart the negotiating process at a later date if they still want to bring Kim into the organization.

The Orioles signed Kim to a minor league contract on Jan. 30 that reportedly included a $550,000 bonus. The KBO protested the lack of protocol, saying the Orioles failed to first contact MLB, which was then to contact the KBO commissioner to get clearance for negotiations to begin.

More fallout came when Orioles scouts were banned from the country by the Korean Baseball Association.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 15, 2012 at 08:14 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Shock Posted: February 15, 2012 at 09:52 PM (#4062065)
LOL

When it comes to the Orioles, what else can you say?
   2. Boxkutter Posted: February 16, 2012 at 12:20 AM (#4062170)
Orioles are just getting ###### hard here. They lose the prospect, they lose the ability to scout that league, and they are going to get punished? If you're going to punish them, at least let them keep the kid.
   3. Plank Posted: February 16, 2012 at 02:24 AM (#4062196)
What about the kid's rights to get any job he wants? He's a 17 year old who was offered half a million dollar contract and an organization with no ties to him can get it voided? That's messed up.
   4. Tripon Posted: February 16, 2012 at 02:25 AM (#4062198)
Is there even a protocol?
   5. Plank Posted: February 16, 2012 at 02:43 AM (#4062200)
I doubt there is anything in writing. I bet after this, the unwritten gentleman's agreement between the leagues are going to be written out.

The owners will do anything to keep money out of the hands of players, this is just an extension of that.
   6. Meatwad Posted: February 16, 2012 at 03:07 AM (#4062203)
I have a feeling the KBO has other things to worry about. Also soon young talent will not go there but rather to MiLB
   7. Plank Posted: February 16, 2012 at 03:13 AM (#4062205)
That is exactly what KBO is trying to prevent. They were successful, too.
   8. B'Oriole Forester Posted: February 16, 2012 at 03:46 PM (#4062705)
If you aren't one, it is impossible to convey to you just how much it sucks being an Orioles fan.
   9. MM1f Posted: February 16, 2012 at 04:29 PM (#4062775)
More fallout came when Orioles scouts were banned from the country by the Korean Baseball Association


Damn, they can't even enter the country! From that sentence I take it that the KBA has agents posted at every airport inspecting travelers bags for stopwatches, radar guns, notebooks and Orioles apparel.
   10. Tippecanoe Posted: February 16, 2012 at 04:54 PM (#4062808)
soon young


His name is Seong-Min Kim.
   11. AJMcCringleberry Posted: February 16, 2012 at 05:00 PM (#4062816)
Wait, Kim wasn't even part of the KBO? This is stupid.
   12. Bourbon Samurai is disturbed by bagel developments Posted: February 16, 2012 at 05:06 PM (#4062828)
Does KBO normally follow a japanese style posting system?
   13. Yeaarrgghhhh Posted: February 16, 2012 at 05:12 PM (#4062836)
If you aren't one, it is impossible to convey to you just how much it sucks being an Orioles fan.

I don't know about that. I'm sure a number of people here have had migraines or some other extremely painful and debilitating medical condition.
   14. Swedish Chef Posted: February 16, 2012 at 05:17 PM (#4062853)
Does KBO normally follow a japanese style posting system?

The posting system isn't something "japanese style", it is something MLB and NPB hashed out after Irabu was sold to the Padres.
   15. TerpNats Posted: February 16, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4062856)
Cuban Pete will try to circumvent this action by having the Orioles enter North Korea and teach those malnourished folk how to play baseball. No surprise when you think about it -- in Washington, we've known for a long time that Angelos is part of the axis of evil.
   16. Sam M. Posted: February 16, 2012 at 05:19 PM (#4062858)
I'm sure a number of people here have had migraines or some other extremely painful and debilitating medical condition.


I've had seizures, migraines, AND I'm a Mets' fan. I'm guessing that about covers it.
   17. B'Oriole Forester Posted: February 16, 2012 at 05:27 PM (#4062872)
Migraines are treatable.
   18. rlc Posted: February 16, 2012 at 05:41 PM (#4062887)
Angelos is more like a kidney stone. Fans squirm in agony, waiting for him to pass.
   19. STIGGLES don't want to talk about cracker barrel Posted: February 16, 2012 at 06:13 PM (#4062921)

Orioles are just getting ###### hard here.
the kid's not getting much of a deal, either.
   20. Squash Posted: February 16, 2012 at 08:40 PM (#4063004)
Sounds like we need to teach these guys a little 'sumpin bout the Free Market! And luckily we've already got boots on the ground.

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