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  • Dodgers win bid for Ryu Hyun-Jin

    So the Dodgers have about a month to complete a deal with the Korean pitcher after paying a posting fee. Is it true that Boras would rather he signs next year because he could make more money?


    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...agles/1696895/

    Similar delivery as CC Sabathia.

    Last edited by UnderPressure; 11-12-2012, 11:01 AM.
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

    If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

  • #2
    Bump. Keep all the discussions about Ryu Hyun-Jin, please. This is a real thread, not a trolling, baiting, and Dodger-bashing thread.
    Last edited by UnderPressure; 11-13-2012, 03:38 PM.
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

    If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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    • #3
      Tigers were among the bidders for Ryu.

      http://detroit.sbnation.com/tigers/2...detroit-tigers
      Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

      If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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      • #4
        Double post
        Last edited by UnderPressure; 11-13-2012, 03:42 PM.
        Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

        If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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        • #5
          The amount of rosin flying off his hand at release is amazing. Huge quantities...
          "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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          • #6
            Originally posted by UnderPressure View Post
            Bump. Keep all the discussions about Ryu Hyun-Jin, please. This is a real thread, not a trolling, baiting, and Dodger-bashing thread.
            Good luck with that ;-)
            My top 10 players:

            1. Babe Ruth
            2. Barry Bonds
            3. Ty Cobb
            4. Ted Williams
            5. Willie Mays
            6. Alex Rodriguez
            7. Hank Aaron
            8. Honus Wagner
            9. Lou Gehrig
            10. Mickey Mantle

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            • #7
              Some sources indicated he was a bit of a junkballer for lack of a better word...

              A lefty relying on movement as much if not more than velocity or location. The video above seems to contradict that, no?
              "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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              • #8
                Update on the negotiations. The Dodgers' latest offer was rejected. Even if he doesn't get signed, the Dodgers did accomplish something by preventing him from negotiation with any other team (at least for this year).

                http://www.latimes.com/sports/dodger...,7524799.story
                Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

                If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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                • #9
                  ^
                  ok, so los angeles did not sign ruy hyun-jin but got something for their nearly $26,000,000: he can not negotiate or sign with any other club.

                  $26,000,000 that ends up being spent as a preventative measure sounds kinda crazy to me.
                  "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                  • #10
                    The Dodgers have until 4pm CST today to sign him. If they do not, the $26MM bid is refunded.
                    San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

                    "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

                    "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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                    • #11
                      Done deal:

                      http://sports.yahoo.com/news/dodgers...221640609.html
                      Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

                      If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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                      • #12
                        oh, right, the refund. i forgot about that. thanx, rtgf.
                        "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                        • #13
                          "Fresh from their six-year, $147 million agreement with Zack Greinke, the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday signed another starting pitcher – South Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin.

                          Ryu's contract is for $36 million over six seasons. If he pitches 750 or more innings over the first five years of the contract, he can opt out of the sixth year. He received a $5 million signing bonus and can earn up to $1 million annually in performance bonuses.

                          The Dodgers earned the negotiating rights for Ryu with a $25.7 million bid and had 30 days to come to an agreement. The deadline was 2 p.m. PT on Sunday. Agent Scott Boras represents Ryu.

                          Over seven seasons pitching for the Hanwha Eagles of the Korean Baseball Organization, Ryu, 25, was 98-52 with a 2.80 ERA. He led the league in strikeouts five times and in ERA twice.

                          He joins a rotation of Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Josh Beckett and one of Chad Billingsley, Aaron Harang and Chris Capuano."
                          -tim brown, yahoo sports, sun, 09 dec
                          "you don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. just get people to stop reading them." -ray bradbury

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                          • #14
                            I find it interesting that he can't be sent to the minors if he performs poorly. High risk, high reward signing.
                            San Francisco Giants, World Series Champions in 2010, 2012, and 2014!!!

                            "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

                            "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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