Found December 10, 2012 on
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Chan Ho Park
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LOS ANGELES On Monday afternoon at one of Dodger Stadiums private clubs, PR director Joe Jareck stepped to the podium and introduced the newest Dodger starting pitcher, Ryu Hyun-Jin (pronounced Ree-YOO). The South Korean left-hander, who will wear No. 99, looked happy and calm not the least bit nervous about what lies ahead for him as he tries to transfer his low 90s fastball and devastating change-up to the major leagues. And theres a good reason for the serenity. At the age of 21, Ryu literally had the weight and maybe even the lives of his fellow Korean professional baseball players on his shoulders.
One particular international game illustrates how impervious to pressure Ryu appears to be as he prepares to become the first Korean professional player to step right into the big leagues.
In the 2008 Olympic Games, said his agent, Scott Boras, the South Korean team had to win the gold medal or every professional player on that team would have to leave and go in the military fo...
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LOS ANGELES Finally.
An honest man.
Maybe even two.
Zack Greinke said that when it came down to choosing the Dodgers over other teams pursuing him, it was all about the money.
The new Dodgers right-hander said that he was leaning toward joining the Texas Rangers before taking the Dodgers offer of 147 million over six years.
The negotiations changed, he said.
Was it the money...
Mike Petriello of Mike Scioscia's Tragic Illness reported tonight the Dodgers have sent infield prospect Jake Lemmerman to the Cardinals for infielder/outfielder Skip Schumaker.
The Dodgers, in need of a bench player, land a versatile player in Schumaker, 32, who can play second base and the outfield (including center field). He isn't going to unseat Mark Ellis as...
On Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers gave one of the biggest contracts in baseball history to Zack Greinke. On Sunday, the Dodgers gave a big contract to Ryu Hyun-Jin, who has never before pitched in the majors. The Dodgers still might not even be done, and neither of the moves this weekend came as a surprise, because as we’ve established, the Dodgers have all of the money. The...
The Dodgers seem to have no limit on their spending this offseason.
The team agreed to a six-year, $36 million contract with Hyun-Jin Ryu on Sunday, after winning his negotiation rights in November by submitting a $25.74 million posting fee, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Ryu will join Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Josh Beckett and Chad Billingsley in the Dodgers’ formidable...
It was announced this past Sunday that the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed left handed pitching sensation Hyun-Jin Ryu to a huge, six year contract. With the signing, the team will see a lot more depth in their starting pitching position that will surely make them more dangerous as a team in 2013. Ultimately, this signing makes the Los Angeles Dodgers viable MLB picks...
South Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-jin has signed with the Dodgers, who expect him to be part of the rotation next season.
Update: The deal is worth 36 million over six years. Ryu can opt out of his contract after five seasons if he has pitched 750 innings.
The signing of Ryu comes a day after the Dodgers reached an agreement to sign free agent Zack Greinke for 147 million over...
From Joel Sherman:If it needed any further punctuation, the Dodgers established that they — not the Yankees — are the financial heavyweights of baseball yesterday by reaching agreement with Zack Greinke on a six-year, $147 million contract.
Unless the Yankees come out of their economic cocoon, they will not have the largest payroll in the game for the first time since 1998...
So what’s next for the 2012-2013 off-season champion Dodgers?
Danny Knobler says Anibal Sanchez has been discussed, but Buster Olney says the Dodgers aren’t going to be signing any more pitchers.
As far as Sanchez goes, I’m inclined to believe Olney, because while I believe the team’s budget is comically high, I do believe they have one and that it would simply be overkill...
Maybe Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were wrong. The Los Angeles Dodgers may prove you can get what you want and what you need. The only question left is whether Dodgers fans will get satisfaction.
Ryu Hyun-jin pitched for Korea in the 2009 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium.
After the 2012 season ended, Dodgers GM Ned Colletti made it clear he would be looking for a couple...
With the recently reported acquisition of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Zach Greinke, the Dodgers have taken over the Yankees as the biggest spenders in the MLB says Joel Sherman of the NY Post. It was the signing of Greinke to a reported 6 year deal worth $147 million that put them over the top, and it also overtakes C.C. Sabathia as the higher paid pitcher in the big leagues....
Well, it happened. Zack Greinke is staying in Southern California, but he'll be doing so wearing Dodger Blue and all the Angels have to show for it is a wobbly rotation and a giant hole in their farm system where three quality prospects used to be.
Some corners of the baseball world are applauding Jerry Dipoto for the restraint he showed in not giving into Greinke's...
The Dodgers could be dealing some starters soon, the Rangers` options are shrinking, and the Yankees will likely be reunited with Ichiro.