Largest payroll in MLB history? I can't tell if this means the Dodgers are out on Grienke.. every time I think they can't possibly afford to take on more salary, I am surprised.
Wow, surprised by everyone's positive reaction. I am only going off Keith law's ranking and write up, but he has him fitting best as a reliever opposed to aback of the rotation guy. At 25 mil plus whatever you pay him as a salary you are sneaking in on Greinke or Sanchez money. I think I would rather have buy a proven mld starter, heck the posting fee alone buys two years of Kuroda.
Being a Cubs fan, I was hoping we would get involved in the bidding. That being said, I watch some film on him, and he reminded me of a couple of guys. I thought is fastball and curve was similar to Sabathia. Especially the arm angle. His change looks a little like Johan's.
Could be a nice pick up, my friends in blue! His ceiling is a number 3 guy, and his floor is a bull pen guy. Should being interesting, and good luck...........
What ever happened to the japanese phenom we were after
This could an interesting development. Looks like we are accomplishing a couple things. One being very competitive next year. 2 building the minors back up 3. Acquiring players ,in order to have trade bait. Maybe we are dropping a lot of money, but that is the only way to dig our way out of the mess we were in
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Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal
MLB confirms that #Dodgers have won rights to Korean LHP Ryu. Now have 30 days to sign him.
Jon Heyman @JonHeymanCBS
it was #dodgers who won bid on Ryu, team announces. they have 30 days to sign him to a contract now.
The Dodgers are "aggressively pursuing" Torii Hunter according to a team executive. GM Ned Colletti wouldn't confirm the team's interest, but he did say that he did not have any trade talks about Andre Ethier during the GM Meetings this week.
The Dodgers will have meetings early next week to formulate a plan that involves signing Hunter and acquiring a frontline starter. They've already spoken to representatives for Zack Greinke and Anibal Sanchez, but are out on Ryan Dempster.
Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#UdyPzP63qFwuM04A.99
If he wears #99, can we set up RYUWOOD for him in left field?? lol
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Ken Gurnick @kengurnick
The Dodgers are the winning bidder for Korean pitcher Ryu Hyun-Jin.
With that amount we bid on him he should be a starter. Maybe not right away but we could ease him Into it.
For that amount. He had better be damn good if not a fool and his money are soon parted is true