All posts tagged "Texas Rangers"

  • 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’ Choo Shin-soo, right, and Kim Jin-sun, president of the 2018 PyeongChang Olympic organizing committee, pose with a commemorative plate after Choo was named a goodwill ambassador for the event at the Korea Press Center in Seoul, Monday. (Yonhap)
    Batting in support

    Choo named goodwill ambassador for PyeongChang Games By Jung Min-ho High-profile Koreans have been asked to do their part in promoting the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, Gangwon Province. The latest to join the star-studded group of...

    • Posted January 6, 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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  • Shin-Soo Choo has hit a home run in this off-season also.
    Shin-Soo Choo hits jackpot

    Agrees to 7-year $130 million deal with Texas Rangers The largest contract ever given to an Asian player By Lee Kyutae Shin-Soo Choo has reached agreement on a seven-year, $130 million contract with the Texas Rangers. Choo’s agreement...

    • Posted December 23, 2013
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  • Just when will Shin-soo Choo, left, sign? Even Hyun-jin Ryu must be curious. (Korea Times File)
    Will Choo sign before Christmas?

      Some potential suitors for Korean free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, 31, have gone in different directions this week at the Winter Meetings. Does this mean it won’t be a Merry Christmas for Choo? Will he have...

    • Posted December 16, 2013
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  • Shin-Soo Choo, Jonathan Lucroy
    Home is where the money is

    Where will Choo Shin-soo end up playing in 2014?  Texas Rangers are thought to be the front runner  By Kim Tong-hyung Coming off a career year at the age of 31, Choo Shin-soo finds himself an intriguing...

    • Posted December 11, 2013
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