- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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.