Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Are Lee County Rivals Vying For Suk-Min Yoon?

(Photo by Chung Si-chong)
UPDATE: Boras Says Sox Interested
Multiple reports suggest that there are two teams battling for the services of Korean pitcher Suk-min Yoon—and those two are likely the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins. The two clubs—who both train in Fort Myers, Florida—each covet the 27-year-old righty. Yoon is considered to be the second best arm to come out of Korea—after the Dodgers' Hyun-jin Ryu. Yoon was the 2011 MVP of the Korean Baseball Organization, and has experience as both a starter and a reliever. Regarded by many as a cheaper (and less talented) version of Japanese free-agent pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (who signed with The Evil Ones), Yoon will likely get a two-year deal in the vicinity of $10 million.