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Report: MLB to void Orioles' contract with Korean

Posted on: February 15, 2012 6:26 pm
Edited on: February 15, 2012 8:50 pm
 
By C. Trent Rosecrans

Major League Baseball will void the Orioles' contract with 17-year-old Korean pitcher Seong-Min Kim, MASNSports.com's Roch Kubatko reports.

The Korean Baseball Association announced last week it had banned Orioles scouts from attending games in the country after it felt like the Orioles had broken an agreement not to sign players that young.

The Orioles later issued an apology, claiming ignorance of the "breach of protocol."

The Orioles singed Kim to a minor-league contract on Jan. 30 that reportedly included a $550,000 bonus. The Korean Baseball Organization said the Orioles didn't contact MLB first to receive clearance from the KBO to begin negotiations.

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Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: February 17, 2012 1:35 pm
 

Report: MLB to void Orioles' contract with Korean

The Orioles director a scouting in Korea performed the Seppuku (Samurai ritual suicide, thanks wikipedia!) in shame for his actions.



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: February 16, 2012 10:43 pm
 

Report: MLB to void Orioles' contract with Korean

c'mon 14 losing seasons! O's should get first crack at all available players...even if they violate rules LOL They should get picks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and pirates get 2,4,6,8,10 in the next draft LOL...I've been an O's fan all my life and the losing has made me surly. thank jebus for the Ravens...that's all I gotta say!



Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 4:48 pm
 

Report: MLB to void Orioles' contract with Korean

 i live in a small town ok.. there's thousands of small towns in this country. in these small towns there is always a standout athlete. the basketball, football, baseball.star. for whatever reason scouts do not pay attention to these athletes.. my point is, there are 200 similar athletes in our own back yard....... give an american the american dream.....
Really?  How do you know that?  Are you a professional scout, have you seen the Korean kid play and compared him to the "200 similar athletes" in your back yard.  Look there are a lot of good athletes who, for whatever reason, don't get the chance to play professional sports, don't try to make it a racist "give the american dream to the american thing" as baseball went international a long time ago -- "give the MLB dream to the best MLB prospects" whether they are white, black, asian, american, dominican, etc.  Talent should be the only qualifier, not country of origin.  Plus while I am sure many many pro athletes come from small towns, it is also trye that many "standout" athletes in small towns stand out at least partly because of lesser competition around them.



Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:37 pm
 

Report: MLB to void Orioles' contract with Korean

Patgray, sure there is more to the story. Unlike in America, most international players are developed by teams or other professional organizations, not schools. The KBA probably has an investment in developing  young players and wants the kid to play in Korea until it recovers its investment. The Koreans are fine folks but they are trying to protect their leagues, by protecting thier players. The MLB acts similarly with regard to its players.



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 3:22 pm
 

Report: MLB to void Orioles' contract with Korean

they don't get the chance".... it's all about the money. i have nothing against it... if they sign a korean kid over a home grown kid. they get all the marketing money from korea.  what extra money do they get from a home grown athlete. and you can't tell me, there is no athlete here that matches his tallent..  

Well, of course--but how is that "what's wrong with america" , its just good business sense.

How do you know how good this kid is? You're basically saying because he's Korean , he can't match up with "our boys".

As a White-American myself, it gets annoying. 







Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: February 16, 2012 1:06 pm
 

Report: MLB to void Orioles' contract with Korean

I dount that Korea has too many standards regarding farming out their kids. There is more to this story than meets the eye.

Pat Gray
Cavendish, VT



Since: Jan 11, 2012
Posted on: February 16, 2012 1:04 pm
 

Report: MLB to void Orioles' contract with Korean

I bet that kid is some unhappy with the decision. He had a chance to make some good cash, even if he flopped.

Pay Gray



Since: Feb 16, 2012
Posted on: February 16, 2012 12:22 pm
 

Report: MLB to void Orioles' contract with Korean

   ridiculous.....



      
;    that's why america is what it is today........you missed the meaning of it...." they don't get the chance".... it's all about the money. i have nothing against it... if they sign a korean kid over a home grown kid. they get all the marketing money from korea.  what extra money do they get from a home grown athlete. and you can't tell me, there is no athlete here that matches his tallent..  

and as for tallent when 4 of the starting players are hitting under .250. wow



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:34 am
 

Report: MLB to void Orioles' contract with Korean

I guess Korea has standards regarding farming out their kids.



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: February 16, 2012 11:12 am
 

Report: MLB to void Orioles' contract with Korean

....... give an american the american dream.....


Ridiculous. An american ideal is to let people compete, no matter what their background is. If the kid from your local area can beat out a Korean kid, then so be it. If I'm shelling out money for baseball tickets, I want to see the best possible players, which is what baseball offers. 


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