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November 25th's Random KBO News

posted Nov 24, 2014, 4:00 PM by mykbonet   [ updated ]

  • Lots of foreign player news today in the KBO, as today was the last day for teams to decide who they were releasing and who they wanted to try and keep

  • As noted below, two new foreign players were signed by LG and Lotte.  Read about all the moves at Yonhap
  • Goyang Wonders’ years are near an end; Remnants of team must leave Goyang Baseball Stadium for last time  Joongang
  • MyKBO learned earlier today that Lotte signed Jim Adduci.  The signing was later confirmed by the team for $650K.  
  • LG signs pitcher Lucas Harrell for $900K.  Naver

November 24th's Random KBO News

posted Nov 24, 2014, 4:56 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Nov 24, 2014, 4:58 AM ]

  • Yang Hyeon-jong:  Pitcher, club again fail to agree on MLB bid   Yonhap
  • Reports by MK Sports say that the Texas Rangers had the highest bid for Yang and not Minnesota.  CJ Nitkowski also tweeted this same info soon after the initial MK report  Twitter  Star-Telegram
  • Jee-ho Yoo of Yonhap reports that Kim Kwang-hyun will leave for San Diego this week  Twitter

November 23rd's Random KBO News

posted Nov 22, 2014, 8:43 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Nov 23, 2014, 6:52 AM ]

  • The Minnesota Twins have won the posting for KIA's Yang Hyeon-jong, according to Mike Bernadino of the Pioneer Press   Twinsights
  • According to the Tigers' officials, Yang reiterated his desire to pitch in the majors.  In response, the team officials told him that they needed more time to review the situation.  Yonhap
  • Andrew Albers breaks down fellow KBO lefty Hyeon-jong Yang   Twinsights
  • Andrew Albers in ‘limbo’ after rocky debut in Korean league  Twinsights
  • A quick graphic comparing Ryu in 2012 and Yang in 2014

November 22nd's Random KBO News

posted Nov 22, 2014, 6:31 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Nov 22, 2014, 6:32 AM ]

  • Kia Tigers informed of highest MLB bidder for posted pitcher Yang Hyeon-jong   Yonhap
  • Samsung held their fan fest today in Daegu.  They had the players dance, sing, and chug beer.

November 21st's Random KBO News

posted Nov 20, 2014, 3:09 PM by mykbonet   [ updated Nov 20, 2014, 3:09 PM ]

November 20th's Random KBO News

posted Nov 19, 2014, 5:20 PM by mykbonet   [ updated Nov 19, 2014, 11:10 PM ]

  • MyKBO Source:  Samsung Lions are looking to sign Alfredo Figaro.  Figaro had been on LG's list, but looks like they lost out to Samsung.
  • Ryu Hyun-jin's success will be tough act to follow  Joongang
  • Big league scouts upbeat on lefty Yang Hyeon-jong's potential  Yonhap
  • KBO's total attendance in 2014 including regular season, playoffs and the All-Star game was 6,754,619
  • Padres going to give Kim Kwang-hyun a chance to start  MLB

November 19th's Random KBO News

posted Nov 18, 2014, 9:03 PM by mykbonet   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 11:25 PM ]

  • KT Wiz announce the signing of Phil Irwin  Naver
  • MyKBO learned via a source that potential LG Twin, Radhames Liz, signed a 2-year deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates for $3 million.  MyKBO does not have any other details about the contract.  Liz had been scouted by MLB, NPB, and KBO teams while playing winter ball down in the Dominican Republic. 

    [Update]  Multiple media members in the DR have confirmed the same as MyKBO reported above  Twitter 1   Twitter 2
  • 19 players declare free agency  Yonhap

November 18th's Random KBO News

posted Nov 18, 2014, 5:18 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Nov 18, 2014, 7:37 AM ]

  • Slugging shortstop Kang Jung-ho hoping to be posted by mid-December  Yonhap
  • Single-season hits leader Seo Geon-chang bags first MVP award in S. Korean baseball  Yonhap
  • MVP award caps off Seo Geon-chang's improbable journey from baseball netherworld  Yonhap
  • Seo Geon-chang named MVP  Korea Times
  • With news that Radhames Liz is close to a deal with an Asian team....MyKBO has heard that LG offered Liz $1.2 million (plus about $1 million in incentives), but do not know if Liz has signed or perhaps could still sign with an MLB team. (heard there may be interest from MLB team)
  • Seo Geon-chang's Bouquet Batting Stance

November 17th's Random KBO News

posted Nov 16, 2014, 11:12 PM by mykbonet   [ updated Nov 16, 2014, 11:56 PM ]

  • KBO asks MLB to post S. Korean left-hander Yang Hyeon-jong  Yonhap
  • Koo Bon-neung will be KBO Commissioner thru the '17 season; the league officials unanimously voted to reappoint him  Naver
  • Joe Alvarez returns to SK to coach once again  Naver
  • Kim Sun-woo has retired from baseball  Yonhap

November 16th's Random KBO News

posted Nov 16, 2014, 5:27 AM by mykbonet   [ updated Nov 16, 2014, 5:41 AM ]

  • KBO officially released the list of players eligible to declare for free agency

    Free agents have from Nov. 20 to 26 to negotiate with their current clubs. If these talks fall through, then they can negotiate with nine other teams in the league between Nov. 27 and December 3rd.

    If they're unable to reach an agreement, then they can hold talks with every team in the league from December 4th to Jan. 15 of next year.

    If nine or fewer players declare free agency, teams may only sign one free agent apiece. If the number of free agents available is between 10 and 18, then teams can each sign two free agents.

    If a team signs a free agent, then it must meet one of the two following requirements: pay two times the player's previous salary and ship a player in compensation to the signee's previous team, or pay that team three times the signee's previous salary.

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