Report: Hyun-Jin Ryu will be posted today

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Via JoongAng Daily: The Korea Baseball Organization will inform MLB today that Hyun-Jin Ryu has officially been posted. MLB has four days to officially inform the 30 clubs, who will then have about a week to submit a bid. The Hanwha Eagles will then get four days to accept or reject the top bid for their ace left-hander.

Ryu, 25, has been one of the KBO’s most dominant pitchers for the last several years. He and the Eagles have agreed on an acceptable bid, meaning if the top bid falls short of their agreed upon amount, Hanwha will reject it and the southpaw will remain in Korea. I highly doubt we’re talking about a Yu Darvish-sized bid here, but I bet it will be in the eight-figures. Everything you need to know about Ryu, a Scott Boras client, is right here. There is no indication that the Yankees (or any club) has interest in him, but can be sure there will be considering his age and left-handedness.

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  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    “MLB has four days to officially inform the 30 clubs”

    Will they be sending out notifications via the pony express?

    • Cano fan #1


    • MannyGeee

      long flight for those pigeons.

  • CANOlli

    With all the talk surrounding the OF situation, isn’t Swish/BJ @ somewhere around 4/50-60 CLEARLY the best option at this point and going forward?

    • Ted Nelson

      BJ Upton’s bat is weak in RF. I don’t have any interest.

      Swisher might be the best option, but I don’t think it’s clear unless we know what the other options are.

  • MannyGeee

    somewhere, Boone Logan is surely shitting himself… Thig guy just screams super-LOOGY

  • Bill

    The Dodgers or Rangers will win the posting.

    This will be to expensive for Hal to get involved.

    • steve (different one)

      Love comments like this when NO ONE has the remotest inkling if this guy is EVEN ANY GOOD.

      • Mister D

        And when people take offense to another fanbase saying “I bet the Yankees will win because they just throw money at everyone”.

  • Robinson Tilapia (We go hard)

    All the Street Fighter jokes have been said already, right?

    Fuck it. Chun Li to da 8th!

    • Dan Gold

      Love you

  • Max

    Does signing him go against the pool for international free agents?

    • Mike Axisa

      No because he’s older than 23.

  • Winter

    How does the competition in Korea stack up to the NPB? If NPB is ~AAA level, is KBO about the same? Or AA?

    • Steve (different one)

      It’s worse than NPB.

  • chiggie

    Looks like Buehrle’s delivery.

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    Because from a team called the Ham Fighters, I am less inclined to support trying to sign him.