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Los Angeles has reportedly approached free agent outfielder Torii Hunter with a two-year deal, according to Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com.
Although the Dodgers are quite set in their outfield — they have among the best in Carl Crawford, Andre Ethier and Matt Kemp — acquiring Hunter would give the team a veteran presence and some backup if Crawford’s Tommy John recovery stretches into the beginning of next season. The Dodgers have also been in the middle of trade rumors with Ethier, who the team could still unload.
Hunter has gotten the most attention among outfielders on the free agent market this offseason, with the Yankees reportedly giving him an offer and the Red Sox also interested.
The 37-year-old has nine Gold Gloves and was superb last season, collecting 16 home runs and 92 RBIs with a .313 average.
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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...
The Detroit Tigers have made no secret that they're interested in free-agent outfielder Torii Hunter. Continue reading →
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...
When the Dodgers acquired Adrian Gonzalez from the Boston Red Sox, I saw a plethora of Dodger fans begin to assert wild and crazy things. Not only were the Dodgers guaranteed of making the playoffs, but they were a lock to make the World Series on the back of a hero who was absolutely the right acquisition because of the dubious logic of him fitting in with the community...
Torii Hunter is looking for a new home, and the free agent plans to make his decision on where he will play next season within the next two weeks, Mark Saxson of ESPNLosAngeles.com reports.
The Tigers so far have been the most aggressive, offering Hunter a potential two-year deal with an everyday role. The Yankees have also shown serious interest, with the Rangers and Dodgers trailing...
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...
The equation between what teams should pay a free agent and what they end up paying him do not always match up. The free agent history of the past thirty years is littered with bad contracts. So, if you are a general manager and the prize free agent on the market is Zack Greinke, what should you pay him? Is he closer to Sabathia-type money at $23 million per year or he is closer...
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...
BP`s clinical psychologist brings his experience and expertise to bear in evaluating the impact of Zack Greinke`s and Josh Hamilton`s mental health histories on their on-field futures.