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Texas Rangers: Report: Rangers reach agreement with veteran relief pitcher Seung Hwan Oh | SportsDay

No dollars yet.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 06, 2018 at 11:49 AM | 16 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: rangers, seung-hwan oh

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   1. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: February 06, 2018 at 12:30 PM (#5620342)
Finally, the signing we've been waiting to hear about.
   2. BDC Posted: February 06, 2018 at 12:45 PM (#5620353)
Oh's second season wasn't nearly as smooth … His strikeout total plummeted


Strikeouts are boring anyway. I want to see some leaping catches at the wall.
   3. asinwreck Posted: February 06, 2018 at 12:46 PM (#5620354)
THE FINAL BOSS
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 06, 2018 at 12:49 PM (#5620359)
Finally, the signing we've been waiting to hear about.

Oh?
   5. Nasty Nate Posted: February 06, 2018 at 12:50 PM (#5620361)
Oh really.

Yu next?
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 06, 2018 at 01:05 PM (#5620376)
Too expensive. Screw Yu.
   7. A Baseball Fan Posted: February 06, 2018 at 01:35 PM (#5620406)
Who's on first?
   8. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 06, 2018 at 01:49 PM (#5620430)
No, no, Hu hasn't played for years. We're talking about Yu. And Oh.
   9. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: February 06, 2018 at 01:54 PM (#5620437)
Watt

But, Watt really did play 2b.
   10. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 06, 2018 at 02:20 PM (#5620463)
Watt

I said, "We're talking about Yu. And Oh."
   11. salvomania Posted: February 06, 2018 at 02:22 PM (#5620466)
Oh's two seasons in St. Louis were remarkably divergent.

In 2016 he was incredible, one of the top bullpen arms in the game:
1.92 ERA/2.13 FIP, 0.916 WHIP, 11.6 K/9, only 15 unintentional walks in 80 innings, only 5 homers allowed, 19-for-22 in save opportunities after he became closer in July, and nearly 3 bWAR (which ranked fifth among all MLB relievers).

In 2017, he was terrible:
4.10 ERA/4.44 FIP, 1.399 WHIP(!), 10 homers allowed in fewer than 60 innings, just 8.2 K/9, and a negative bWAR. His one distinction in 2017 is having more intentional than unintentional walks (9 IBB out of 15 BB total).

I loved him in 2016 and was excited to see a full season of him as closer in 2017, but he allowed runs in each of his first three appearances, which set the tone for a disappointing season.
   12. A Baseball Fan Posted: February 06, 2018 at 02:34 PM (#5620478)

I said, "We're talking about Yu. And Oh."


Texas needs to bring back Darvish and Dillon Gee for a Yu-Gee-Oh game.
   13. Zonk qualifies as an invasive species Posted: February 07, 2018 at 10:46 AM (#5621040)
THE FINAL BOSS


This is one of my favorite currently active nicknames. It's a pity it doesn't really work as well it should, based on performance.
   14. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: February 07, 2018 at 10:55 AM (#5621056)
This is one of my favorite currently active nicknames.

It's certainly better than the alternatives, S-Oh and Oh-ey.
   15. salvomania Posted: February 07, 2018 at 11:36 AM (#5621113)
This is one of my favorite currently active nicknames.

"Stone Buddha" is darn good, too.

If he pitches like he did in 2016 (and in Japan and Korea) then both will, again, be fitting.
   16. The Duke Posted: February 07, 2018 at 12:59 PM (#5621196)
The stone Buddha was impacted by by the ball last year - if I remember the discussions he couldnt get his slider to bite like it did the year before. Maybe the balls in Texas will feel better to him - you don’t just get Oh, you also get his Tonto named Eugene who translates for him. Eugene was a cult favorite in STL

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