24 Hours to Hyun-jin Ryu

It’s 2pm in the Pacific Time Zone. Do you know where your Hyun-jin Ryu is?

As we’ve been slowly, agonizingly waiting for resolution of the Zack Greinke situation and all the dominoes that will follow it, we at least know that within the next 24 hours, there will be news. The Dodgers are either going to have added Ryu, or they won’t.

Of course, I’m paying lip service to the idea that this won’t get done, because of course it will. These posting deals almost always get done, and I’m pretty sure Ryu’s Korean team wouldn’t be too happy to welcome him back having lost their chance at a $25.2m posting fee. He wants to play in America, he’s passed his physical… as I’ve said several times, I’d be floored if this doesn’t get done.

The only uncertainty here, as far as I’m concerned, is what kind of deal he ends up with. Scott Boras wants a shorter deal, to get Ryu to free agency more quickly, and of course the Dodgers want a lengthier deal to justify their posting fee. My best guess is that they’ll settle for a four-year deal, and Ryu will slot comfortably into the fourth spot in the rotation behind Clayton Kershaw, whomever else they import, & Chad Billingsley.

We’ve known all along that the Dodgers want two pitchers, so signing Ryu is just half the battle. When, and with who, will we see the other shoe drop?

150 comments
efb
efb

IS IT TRUEEE?!!!

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

Just gotta say this. I don't think Zack Greinke gave a shit about the taxes in California. When you're talking about that much money, it's about what the number says about you, not how much is in the bank. 

Gilbert_Vengeance
Gilbert_Vengeance

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH THE FUCK?????

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

Yeah, guys, Fuck Gr***ke who needs that greedy anxiety prone selfish hot cheerleader wife headcase bastar...

 

wait, what? 

 

He's da best evar!!!!!!

Dang88
Dang88

6/145 mill per Hernandez

Cochito Commish
Cochito Commish

@dylanohernandez

Source: #Dodgers closing in on a six-year, $145-million deal with Zack Greinke.

 

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

oh, come on. i had already moved on from this G person. let's not and say we did. 

NickM
NickM

If they can't get Greinke, how about Shawn Marcum?  Sanchez is younger, but not significantly better IMO.

 

DBrim
DBrim moderator

6/150? That's it?

Paulstralia
Paulstralia

 @Catfishin then you should have said something. you've gotta call that shot, man. 

Dang88
Dang88

@Antonio_G your quick man your quick haha

Dang88
Dang88

@NickM dude we are on the verge of Greinke per sources

Dang88
Dang88

@DBrim if this goes down I will laugh at what the Rangers highest offer was haha

DINGERS!
DINGERS!

@Antonio_G @Catfishin a very well dressed Bum at that.

NickM
NickM

 @Dang88  @NickM

 Baseball sources fall into 3 camps:  disinformation, clueless, and legitimate.  Few in the LA media are in the third camp.

Dang88
Dang88

@capnsparrow @DBrim I'm glad no 7th year

DBrim
DBrim moderator

@capnsparrow Was expecting 7/165 or so.

Disgruntled Goat
Disgruntled Goat moderator

 @hoagiebum this isn't a trick is it? like that twilight zone episode - "how to serve man"

 

 

capnsparrow
capnsparrow

 @The_Real_Paul  @DBrim you make year 7 a club option though and hopefully there isn't a no trade clause involved. He's only guaranteed 23.5mm a year for 6 years but if he's still good you exercise the option and he gets the 7th