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    Suk-Min Yoon

    Korean pitcher is starting to draw some buzz as a potential Twins target, per Doogie.

    https://twitter.com/DarrenWolfson/st...82325084991488

    Yoon is comparable to Hyun-Jin Ryu, who has had tons of success for the Dodgers, but my understanding is that Yoon is coming off a season where he lost some velocity and pitched out of the bullpen following a shoulder injury. That might make him more affordable. Thoughts?

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    Well, no posting fee required (so cheaper). Lost velocity. Has had injuries he's recovering from. Seems to meet all the requirements for a Twins signing. :-)
    Just remember: You put the lime IN the coconut. Only THEN, can you drink it all up.

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    Yoon will be our consolation prize when we come up just short on Tanaka

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePuck View Post
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    Nor should it.

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    As to the original post, I don't know enough about any of the international signees to know whether or not we should go after them but I'b glad that we did and hope the scouting guys get it better than Nishi.

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    Puck, we get that you weren't trying to be offensive but probably best to just not reference racially insensitive crap like that, especially on a thread about an Asian pitcher, even if you're not trying to endorse it.

    Moving on...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Nelson View Post
    Puck, we get that you weren't trying to be offensive but probably best to just not reference racially insensitive crap like that, especially on a thread about an Asian pitcher, even if you're not trying to endorse it.

    Moving on...
    I took it all out..I most certainly do not endorse racism, absolutely the opposite in reality, but Stephen Colbert slamming that news station for posting those names was hilarious (because of all the levels those names had to get to before even getting on the news prompter for the anchor to read) and every once in awhile, it's nice to not take everything so serious and laugh...

    But, again, took it all out. I stand by my first post though...just the kind of pitchers we'll go after :-)
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    Can anybody post his stats? Does he strike anybody out or pitch to contact? How old is he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pierre75275 View Post
    Can anybody post his stats? Does he strike anybody out or pitch to contact? How old is he?
    Suk-min Yoon Minor League Statistics & History - Baseball-Reference.com

    The right-handed Yoon pitched in 30 games for Kia in 2013, tossing over 87 innings. He posted a 4.00 ERA and 1.36 WHIP while striking out 76 batters.

    BTW, something not mentioned yet...his agent is Scott Boras.
    Last edited by ThePuck; 10-16-2013 at 02:07 PM.
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    Thank you Mr. Puck! Doesnt look like his arm has the innings that a Matsuzaka or Davarish or Tanaka might have....but I would still rather have Tananka

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePuck View Post
    Suk-min Yoon Minor League Statistics & History - Baseball-Reference.com

    The right-handed Yoon pitched in 30 games for Kia in 2013, tossing over 87 innings. He posted a 4.00 ERA and 1.36 WHIP while striking out 76 batters.

    BTW, something not mentioned yet...his agent is Scott Boras.

    There is more here historically, though, right?

    Because Anthony Swarzak threw 96 innings (albeit over 48 games) with a 2.91 ERA with a 1.156 WHIP in major league ball but only striking out 69.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    There is more here historically, though, right?

    Because Anthony Swarzak threw 96 innings (albeit over 48 games) with a 2.91 ERA with a 1.156 WHIP in major league ball but only striking out 69.
    I only gave what I had readily available...if others have more they should definitely share
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_Iowa View Post
    There is more here historically, though, right?

    Because Anthony Swarzak threw 96 innings (albeit over 48 games) with a 2.91 ERA with a 1.156 WHIP in major league ball but only striking out 69.
    Yes. In the past he's been one of the league's stars as a starter, and was voted MVP in 2011 (I think?) but he lost some velocity and converted to a relief role this year due to the shoulder injury. Because of that, he carries some risk, but he'll also come cheaper and at 27 he's got some upside to bounce back.

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    Told by someone I trust that he is "definitely not Ryu!" Was good 3 years ago, but things have gone downhill. Maybe a back-end of rotation guy, maybe a bullpen arm.

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    Why even bother on someone like this? I'm sick of the bottom of the barrel scraping we continuously do. Go big or go home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notoriousgod71 View Post
    Why even bother on someone like this? I'm sick of the bottom of the barrel scraping we continuously do. Go big or go home.
    I emphatically disagree with the approach you suggest. To become a winning club you try to find value where ever you can. Including, but not foolishly limited to, going big. Signing a guy like Yoon has nothing to do with whether we go big or not. Sheesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PseudoSABR View Post
    I emphatically disagree with the approach you suggest. To become a winning club you try to find value where ever you can. Including, but not foolishly limited to, going big. Signing a guy like Yoon has nothing to do with whether we go big or not. Sheesh.
    Most organizations this is correct. With the Twins I'm not so sure. Signing Correia would have been fine last year had it not been our "big" FA signing of the off-season. When it comes down to it I just do not trust this front office to improve our team significantly.

    Also a 4.00 ERA and 1.30 whip in Korea is not likely to translate very well in the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notoriousgod71 View Post

    Also a 4.00 ERA and 1.30 whip in Korea is not likely to translate very well in the states.
    Right, but you need real depth at AAA. Whether it's Deduno or this guy or Albers; those guys are going to end up pitching major league innings, given how often starting pitchers get hurt.

    I just don't see how our interest in this guy reconfirms your disbelief in the Front Office's competence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marta Shearing View Post
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    Yes...yes I did...and posted a link of Stephen Colbert's whole hilarious thing about it where he slams the news station for reporting the fake names even though the list had to go through a bunch of people.

    Darn it. Timmy had two jobs! Get coffee, and confirm the names of pilots in airline disasters!
    Last edited by ashburyjohn; 10-16-2013 at 06:55 PM.
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