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We signed OF Hyun-soo Kim !! #528640
16/12/2015 19:02
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Soo !!

$7 MM for two years

win!!


(Edited title ... iPhone changes his name to Hyundai, lol)

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Re: We signed the Korean !! [Re: mlbbirdfan] #528644
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Soo what? If that's the OBP Machine, I highly approve this move. High reward, no risk.


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Re: We signed the Korean !! [Re: BaseBawl] #528646
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His name is Hyun-soo Kim. And yes, it's the OBP machine.


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Re: We signed the Korean !! [Re: smitty] #528647
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.318/.406/.488 in 10 career seasons - there's your leadoff hitter.

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Re: We signed the Korean !! [Re: smitty] #528649
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https://twitter.com/MyKBO/status/677307791413874688

Kim's cheering song. Apparently they shout Hyun! Soo! Kim! During the 1-2-3 parts.

Welcome to Bawlmer, Hyun.


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Re: We signed the Korean !! [Re: smitty] #528651
16/12/2015 20:36
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Hopefully, he doesn't Suk.

But seriously, I'd rather take a chance on somebody like this than pay a ridiculously inflated sum for Boras' Span. And I'm sure there are still other options out there to explore.

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Re: We signed the Korean !! [Re: mikezpen] #528653
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Kim has put up a big .318/.406/.488 slash in the offensively robust KBO, and last year had his best-ever showing. Not only did he slash .326/.438/.541, but Kim also banged a career-best 28 home runs. But Kim?s real calling card is in the on-base arena. Unlike some other KBO players who have moved over to MLB (or have shown interest in doing so), Kim is a master of plate discipline. Last year, he struck out only 63 times while drawing 101 free passes.

Re: We signed the Korean !! [Re: Bill] #528656
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Sounds like a good signing to me. I'm not sure how his offensive numbers will translate to MLB, but at least they're looking for the right things. And there is certainly a big Korean community in this area. There are Korean churches, Korean grocery stores, Korean restaurants, Korean auto repair places, and assorted other Korean businesses. If he decides to live in the Catonsville-Ellicott City area, he should feel right at home, and could probably get by without ever learning a word of non-baseball English.


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Re: We signed the Korean !! [Re: Lee] #528658
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His nickname is "The Hitting Machine".
His calling card is plate discipline ... and consistency!
Became a regular at 19.
Agent is Esther Lee and Wasserman Group.

Still looking for an answer to this question: If he's signed a two-year deal, does he become a FA after 2017 season? Or is he impacted by arb system, and we have control for additional years? I assume he becomes a FA. But I don't know the arb rules and how they are applied to certain signings (including Bundy), particularly International players.


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Re: We signed the Korean !! [Re: mlbbirdfan] #528660
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Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports has more ...

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/sources--ko...618417-mlb.html

Left handed batter. 6' 3" 220.
Likely to slot in LF, has played some 1B !
Adequate defensive skills
Career .318 BA is third best among KBO players
Plays in one of KBO's toughest hitting environments
Currently batting in 3-hole, in front of Dae-ho Lee and recent Twins signee Byung-ho Park (got $12.8 million) on a Korean Premiere Tournament team.

So far, love this signing!



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