All posts tagged "Choo Shinsoo"

  • Patrick Bourgo, co-chair of SABR’s new Korea chapter
    Korea to get dose of ‘Moneyball’

    By Kim Young-jin For the casual sports fans, the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) is synonymous with “sabermetrics,” the use of advanced statistical analysis popularized by the 2011 film “Moneyball.” SABR is, in fact, closely linked...

    • Posted January 15, 2014
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  • Texas Rangers’ newly-added hitter Choo Shin-soo answers questions from reporters at Incheon International Airport, Monday. Choo signed a 
seven-year, $130 million contract to be the team’s leadoff hitter and
left fielder. (Yonhap)
    Choo vows to live up to expectations

    By Jung Min-ho Choo Shin-soo, who arrived in America as a scrawny teenage prospect from Busan, is now the living embodiment of the American dream. He used to live off less than $2,000 a month as a...

    • Posted December 30, 2013
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  • Gone are the days when Kia Tigers pitcher Yoon Suk-min, left, was considered a comparable player to Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ryu Hyun-jin. Seeking a career in Major League Baseball (MLB), Yoon left for the United States in October to try out for several American teams. He returned to Korea last Saturday without a contract. After a shoulder injury, Yoon has been struggling to draw interest from the MLB. (Yonhap)
    Pitcher Yoon faces murky future

    By Baek Byung-yeul It was just two years ago when Yoon Suk-min, then the ace of the Kia Tigers, seemed destined for a solid career in Major League Baseball. But now diminished after a shoulder injury, the...

    • Posted December 26, 2013
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