Giants To Sign Byung-Hyun Kim

The Giants agreed to a minor league deal with reliever Byung-Hyun Kim, reports ESPN's Jerry Crasnick.  Kim last pitched in the Majors for the Marlins in '07.  He signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Pirates in February of '08, but was bought out a month later for $300K.

Kim, now represented by Paul Cobbe, spent most of the last few years "re-charging" in South Korea.


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29 Comments on "Giants To Sign Byung-Hyun Kim"


Guest
5 years 6 months ago

2010 comebak player of the year? Maybe.

giants2010ws
5 years 6 months ago

NOTHING TO LOSE!!!!!!!Who knows maybe he is “recharged”, or maybe he isnt. Why not take the chance? Sabean is one of 5 wort gms in mlb but at least hes trying something……i guess

vtadave
5 years 6 months ago

In related news, Scott Brosius and Tino Martinez are expected to announce comebacks.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

okay okay a bit premature. But i’m optimistic. The guy needs a bit of confidence.

JohnLucarelli
5 years 6 months ago

Brosius might be thinking about it now that Kim is back.

BlackBocks
5 years 6 months ago

boats are already lined up in McCovey cove to catch the first ball served up by BHK

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

haha! Thats why you have to be optimistic!

BlackBocks
5 years 6 months ago

Eric Byrnes and His Dog are the people happiest with this signing.

DarthVader87
5 years 6 months ago

I always liked this guy, I’ll definitely be trading for him in The Show when it comes out.

rockiesfan_303
5 years 6 months ago

Hahaha! Finally Kim plays for a team I can root against. BK, thank you for almost losing the 2001 World Series. and thank you for no longer being a dback.

humbb
5 years 6 months ago

How can you root against the Fresno Grizzlies? They have a really cool mascot and a nice ballpark. It’s all good.

rockiesfan_303
5 years 6 months ago

Hahaha fair enough. For the Giants sake, hopefully they let Sabean come out of the pen before BK

humbb
5 years 6 months ago

Hopefully not. Over the years, Sabes has rarely been able to demonstrate “closer stuff” when it counts.

jdub220
5 years 6 months ago

Funny, on the day the 2001 WS is shown on MLBN, BK signs.

55legend
5 years 6 months ago

there goes our stellar relief pitching

55saveslives
5 years 6 months ago

WORLD SERIES BABY!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO!!!!

:s

bucs_lose_again
5 years 6 months ago

You can never get enough of these clever posts.

JerseyJohn32190
5 years 6 months ago

Now I’m hoping for a Yankees-Giants WS with Kim on the Giants post-season roster.

the_bostonian
5 years 6 months ago

oh boy….caveat emptor!

bharsh
5 years 6 months ago

You can’t be serious?

eddacker
5 years 6 months ago

anyone who pitched for the fish in ’07 hasta be good
there is no sell by date for good fish
and the Giants have a history of good fish (ing 4 pitching)

5 years 6 months ago

i give up

bharsh
5 years 6 months ago

This is a joke, right?

Bye Bye Baby Bonanza
5 years 6 months ago

It’s a minor league deal. And my guess is that’s where Kim ends up.

bharsh
5 years 6 months ago

I don’t even want to see the guy here in Fresno!!!!

giants2010ws
5 years 6 months ago

FIRE SABeAN…Nothing to lose w this one…better than nothin i reckon

5 years 6 months ago

well i remember watching him in 07 with the marlins and i have to say it was fun watching him. when he was on he did very well, and needless to say when off…he gives up leads…anyways, he’d be a great long reliever/emergency starter. this is a good signing personally, and i wish we brought him back. and as rich waltz and tommy hutton said, he likes to be called “BK Kim”

5 years 6 months ago

Well, now we know who’s replacing Bob Howry on the roster.

Who likes gopherballs?

NateRego
5 years 6 months ago

2001 all over again…just not that many starts as a closer LOL