Could be a real possibility and a wild card for the rotation next yearBuster Olney @Buster_ESPN
Other teams suspect the Dodgers won the bidding on Hyun-Jin Ryu, the pitcher from South Korea who drew a winning bid of more than $25m.
O BoyKen Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal
Winner of rights for Ryu unconfirmed, but sources tell me and @jonmorosi that #Dodgers submitted aggressive bid.
Buster Olney @Buster_ESPN
Three and seven are lucky numbers in Korea, which explains the winning bid for Hyun-Jin Ryu; rivals think LAD won
Mike Petriello @mike_petriello
Very good source I trust a lot confirms to me the Dodgers have won Ryu.
he has 4 pitches hes a lefty and his curve ball is his best pitch
I must say, I am impressed with his resume under career highlights. 2.80 ERA. 98-52 record. Kid is young. Only 25. This could be an under rated signing. 90-95 fastball is not bad. Just has to have movement.
Ryu had Tommy John surgery while in high school. Making 20 million won ($21,520), Ryu dominated the KBO for the 2006 Hanwha Eagles. He went 18-6 with one save and a 2.23 ERA while striking out 204 in 201 2/3 innings. He became the first player in the 25-year history of the KBO to be named Rookie of the Year and win the Korea Baseball Organization MVP award in the same season.“Ryu has four average to above-average pitches, (including) a 86-93 mph fastball with late life that he can add and subtract from when needed, a slow curve (75 mph), a tighter slider and a changeup,” wrote the publication. “Ryu’s biggest asset is his feel for pitching. Scouts have said that he would be a first-round pick if he was in the U.S.”..Jin isn’t considered a top-of-the-rotation pitcher like Darvish was and certainly wouldn’t command the same kind of posting fee ($51.7 million). But he is young, stout and left-handed. He averaged 62/3 innings per start and compiled a 2.66 ERA for the last-place Eagles in 2012. He’s averaged 3.63 strikeouts per walk over the last three years. The scouting report: He won’t overpower many hitters, but will command his excellent changeup and can hit the low 90s with his fastball.
So he is probably a solid 3 or 4 in the rotation?
Trade Capuano now
Just saw that we are going after torii hunter??
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