Former Major Leaguer Makes History in Korea

Eric Thames barely made a dent during his time in the Major Leagues. The slugger spent the better part of five years being shuffling between four different franchises in five years. In his 181 big league games, he hit just .250 with 21 home runs. Prior to the 2014 season, Thames took his game to the Korean Baseball Organization and exploded…hitting .343 with 37 home runs and knocking...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Thames proving a major-league success in Korea

Eric Thames is in contention for the triple-crown and MVP honors in his second season in Korea. Eric Thames, formerly of the Toronto Blue Jays and Seattle Mariners, is basking in all the glory in Korea after two seasons in MLB. The 28-year-old played a total of 181 games in Toronto and Seattle, before taking the 13-hour flight to play for the NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball Organization...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Korean Baseball Team Shoots Fireball First Pitch From Scoreboard

By now you know that things are different in the Korea Baseball Organization. It’s been well documented here over the years. The KT Wiz, a team (Andy Marte plays for the Wiz) that has only been around since 2013, took things to the next level this week with the first pitch before a game against LG. Here comes the fireball on a rope: ICYMI: [GIF] KT’s First Pitch from the...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates sign Jung-ho Kang to four-year deal

The Pirates officially announced this morning that they’ve agreed to a four-year deal with Jung-ho Kang with the club holding a fifth year option for 2019. The money is being officially reported as a  four-year/$11 million deal with a $5.5 million option for a fifth year. That seems a bit low, but it’s worth keeping baseball’s goofy salary structure in mind, because it...
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Blue Jay Eric Thames makes his own opportunities

Eric Thames had a stellar 2014 campaign. In 114 games, he batted .341, hit 34 home runs, drove in 113, and posted a 1.09 OBP, 159 points better than Jose Bautista. The only problem is, the majority of the baseball world probably had no idea Thames was capable of numbers like this. Thames spent the 2014 season with the NC Dinos of the Korean Baseball League, and he finally put up...
Via The GM's Perspective
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Awesome Stat Lines from Around the World: Eric Thames

This week’s edition of “Awesome Stat Lines from Around the World” features a player you are probably familiar with: Eric Thames.  The former major leaguer decided to take his solid hit tool to Korea this season, signing with NC Dinos of the KBO.  All he had done since arriving in Changwon is rake. Here’s the stat line that got our attention:   G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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