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November 3rd's Random KBO News

posted Nov 3, 2013, 1:57 PM by mykbonet   [ updated Nov 3, 2013, 11:21 PM ]
  • Nexen slugger Park Byung-ho earns 2nd straight MVP in KBO   Yonhap
  • 2013 KBO MVP and Rookie of the Year Awards

  • Lions celebrate historic series; No team ever had overcome a 3-1 series deficit, but veterans made the difference  Joongang
  • MLBTR aka @mlbtraderumors predicting Choo Shin-soo to the Tigers and Yoon Suk-min to the Royals  MLBTR
  • KBO Free Agency Primer     (via Jee-ho Yoo at Yonhap)
       To be eligible for free agency in the KBO, position players who graduated from four-year universities must have played in at least two-thirds of the team's regular-season games for eight seasons. The term is nine seasons for high-school graduates.

       In order for pitchers to become free agents, those who join the league out of four-year colleges must throw at least two-thirds of the minimum number of innings required over eight seasons. The minimum number of innings equals the number of games in a season, 133.

       If a team signs a free agent, then it must meet one of the two 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.

  • 2013 Free Agency Schedule: (via @JungSangChul on MyKBO's Facebook group)

    2013/11/09: FA list announced

    2013/11/10 - 2013/11/16: FA negotiation w/ original team only
    -Other teams cannot contact the FA player

    2013/11/17 - 2013/11/23: FA negotiation w/o original team
    -Original team cannot contact the FA player

    2013/11/24 - 2014/01/15: FA negotiation w/ all teams.
    - Until 2013, those not signed by Jan. 15 in a given year have been ruled ineligible to play the following season. The KBO eliminated that and players without a contract by Jan. 15, 2014, will remain free agents.

    Baseball in Korea compiled a list of possible KBO Free Agents

  • Ryu Hyun-jin and Yoon Suk-min will appear together on the show 'Running Man'

  • Samsung Lions Championship emblem