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The MLB has confirmed that the Dodgers won the bidding on the rights for Korean left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu, just as Mike Petriello said yesterday, despite ESPN refusing to credit him.
Since Scott Boras is his agent, Boras won’t care about the posting fee and will look to gouge the Dodgers for as much as possible, and his PR campaign has already started.
Dylan Hernandez spoke with him and the quotes by Boras gave insight into why I previously said this is just the start of things.
Ryu Hyun-jin could immediately be a No. 3 starter in a major league rotation, according to his agent.
“He’s ready to pitch in the big leagues right now,” Scott Boras said. “He’s not a developmental project.”
Translation: “He can help you from Opening Day, so pay him more money.”
“We have to strategically plan out his career,” Boras said.
Among the considerations: compensation and when Ryu can become a free agent.
Because Ryu is only 25, he could sign a shorter contract that would allow him to enter the free
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The Los Angeles Dodgers were the winning bidders for left handed pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu. The Dodgers submitted a bid of $25.7 million which was accepted by the Hanwha Eagles. The Dodgers will have thirty days to work out a contract with Ryn.
Ryu is considered by many to be ready for the major leagues. Where he fits in on a staff that includes Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Josh...
The Dodgers have won the rights to Korean lefty pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu with a bid of $25.7 million, according to Mike Petriello
Earlier today, I linked to a summary of thoughts on Hyun Jin Ryu, which ranged from perfering him as a reliever to comparisons to David Wells, though the latter was primarily on the basis of his body type.
A 25-year-old lefty and Tommy John survivor, the...
The Dodgers officially announced the hiring of Mark McGwire as hitting coach, replacing Dave Hansen. McGwire spent the past three years with the Cardinals as their hitting coach.
Under his tutelage, the Cards offense was top-five in OBP in each of his seasons at the offensive helm, leading all of baseball last year.
McGwire has stated that his philosophy includes not forcing change...
LOS ANGELESThe Los Angeles Dodgers added experience to their international team of scouts with the signing of Pedro Avila, Gene Grimaldi, Patrick Guerrero, Pat Kelly, Jamey Storvick and Mike Tosar it was announced by Dodgers General Manager Ned Colletti.
The six scouts will serve under Bob Engle, who was hired by the Dodgers on November 1 as Vice-President of International Scouting...
The Dodgers were rumored to be interested in Hyun-Jin Ryu, and that rumor turned out to be true. The team posted $25.7 million for the exclusive negotiating rights for the Korean lefty. The sides now have 30 days to agree to a major or minor-league deal.
Ryu, 25, will turn 26 in March and the Dodgers didn't post more money than any of us will ever know just to sign him to...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are the big winners in the bidding for South Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, as was rumored last night. Los Angeles' winning bid was $25,737,737.33, the highest bid ever for a South Korean player. The 25-year old Ryu won a gold medal in the 2008 Olympics with South Korea, and was a member of their 2009 World Baseball Classic runner-up team.
The Los Angeles Dodgers and their new ownership have not been shy about spending money. Since the new group took over the team, they have spent a lot in international free agency and trades. Now, they have spent another $25.7 million just to negotiate a contract with Korean lefty Ryu Hyun-Jin.
According to Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, the Dodgers and the Cubs were the team...
The Los Angeles Dodgers submitted the winning bid to negotiate with Korean pitching star Hyun-Jin Ryu, and now have 30 days to work out a deal for the left handed pitcher. The winning bid by the Dodgers was believed to have been for $25.7 million.
The bid was accepted by the Hanwha Eagles, who are Ryu’s current team. The Dodgers can either sign him within the next 30 days, or...
It’s unclear where The Flyin’ Hawaiian will be touching down this offseason, but there are reportedly multiple teams considering the veteran outfielder.
According to ESPN.com’s Jerry Crasnick, Shane Victorino is on a number of teams’ radar, including the Red Sox, Rangers, Indians and Reds.
Victorino, a free agent, is coming off a season in which he hit .255 with 11 home runs...
SEOUL, South Korea — The Los Angeles Dodgers have bid nearly $26 million for a chance to sign pitcher Ryu Hyun-jin.
The Hanwha Eagles of the Korea Baseball Organization said Saturday they have accepted a posting fee of $25.7 million for the 25-year-old left-hander. Major League Baseball later announced that the team was the Dodgers. The big league team that submitted the winning...
It looks like money does grow on trees somewhere near Chavez Ravine. As if the Dodgers hadn't spent enough money over the last six months through trades, personnel additions and signing Cuban defectors to send Fort Knox into financial ruin, they felt it was necessary to pony up $25.7MM......just to talk. I guess the front office didn't get the memo that Verizon has plans...
The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to take over the world.
It's an entirely sensible ambition, given a recent franchise sale value ($2.15 billion) comparable to the gross domestic product of Aruba.
The Dodgers have mustered resources for several months, plopping down a cool $250 million on a single August afternoon to acquire four players from the Boston Red Sox. Big names...
Sept. 30, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp (27) in the batting circle before his at-bat in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium. Dodgers won 7-1. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE
The Los Angeles Dodgers have been the hot topic of discussion this offseason because their new ownership has shown that...
The Mets and their wallets on are on ice
A year ago at this time the Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers were in very similar situations. Both clubs were going through some difficult financial times, and we were hearing frequent rumblings about their respective owners having to sell their teams.
Fast forward a year, and the Dodgers have been sold for $2 billion, and went on a spending...
The Dodgers could continue to stack up on former Red Sox players.
FOXSports.com reports that Los Angeles is contemplating signing Kevin Youkilis. If the Dodgers were to ink the 33-year-old, they’d likely shift Hanley Ramirez back to shortstop –– his natural position –– full time.
When the Red Sox were initially shopping Youkilis in June, the Dodgers were one of the teams...