Perhaps the best pitcher in Korea, Ryu Hyun-jin might become an LA Dodger. Yes, he’s bring in the fans. This man can throw. To negotiate, the Dodgers paid over 25 million. The rewards after paying even more to sign the man will be great for the team, especially in LA. (MLB – Ryu Hyun-jin)
Watch for Ryu Hyun-jin to come to the MLB. By watching the video below of his 17 strikeouts, you can see his various pitches and crazy movement. He’s also the strikeout king and appears to be one of the best in baseball. He’s also 25 and appears to be a robust young man at 6’2″ and 215… although he looks heavier. [youtube]2BL18oW4Okg[/youtube] (youtubelink)
6’4″, 18, and throws 98mph. “Otani made clear what has been rumored for months: that he wants to start his professional career in the United States.” (NY Times – Shohei Otani) We’ve written about him in brief with a Youtube video here. The kid can throw.
Ichiro now a Yankee. He’s 38, should be able to produce. “When I spent time during the All-Star break to think, I realized that this team has many players in their early 20s,” Ichiro said through a translator. “I began to think I should not be on this team next year. I also started to feel a desire to be in an atmosphere that I could have a different kind of stimulation than I have right now.” (ESPN – Ichiro to Yanks)