7:14pm: Craig Mish of FNTSY Sports Radio passes along different information, tweeting that the Marlins are no longer interested in Kim after signing Dickerson.
6:21 pm: The Marlins are showing interest in Korean outfielder Kim Jae-Hwan, Jeeho Yoo of Yonhap News reports. Kim has until 4 p.m. CT on Jan. 5 to sign with a major league club after his Korea Baseball Organization club, the Doosan Bears, posted him Dec. 5.
The Marlins are the first reported MLB team to be eyeing the 31-year-old Kim, who debuted in the KBO in 2008 and was a force from 2016-18. During that three-year, 1,806-plate appearance span, Kim amassed 116 home runs with an OPS upward of 1.000, even winning league MVP honors in the last of those seasons. Kim’s numbers took a turn for the worse in 2019, though, as he batted .283/.362/.434 with 15 homers across 574 trips to the plate.
Should the Marlins land Kim, he’d be the second notable outfield addition for the club this winter, joining the just-signed Corey Dickerson. And it could help the Marlins’ cause in this case that they have Trey Hillman on their staff. The first base/infield coach managed against Kim in Korea for two years, as Yoo notes, so he’s quite familiar with his capabilities.
Does anyone know who this mans is?
Um, there are links embedded in article, google, sports sites…..and yet you ask this gem? We arent your Ask Jeeves, Siri or OK Google…..
Jeez Clepto – don’t have to be a jerk about it
Showing your age with the AskJeeves reference. Might as well throw in Lycos and AltaVista.
What, that he is over 30? What a disgrace.
The askjeeves lol …. don’t worry rockiesfan… I’ll be your askjeeves lol!
Um…it’s a comment section tool. Anyone can ask anything providing it’s respectful. Be respectful or F-off. Tough guy behind your keyboard Sally.
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Wow, feigned ignorance. Such an original trope.
Wow, calling something original, how original.
I believe he’s Joe Bidens VP choice
Is he short enough for Biden for nibble on his ear and grope from behind?
Biden doesn’t mind as long as he can casually walk up behind him and smell his hair… repeatedly.
Y’all need to get off the topic of politics on this site. Sick and tired of it
I hear Kim was offered a top level position with Burisma for $50,000 a month. The deal was made on the Lolita Express.
I don’t think anyone was talking about politics. We were talking about ear nibbling, groping from behind and hair smelling. We can’t help it if the one person in the world that is most known for doing all three of those things happens to be a politician. That’s his fault. He chose his own career path. It’s purely coincidence.
Dont mind @clepto he has a history of being a brut and lacking any sympathy towards simple questions or ideas that differ from his own. This is 2020 not 1999 #askjeeves
@rockiesfan yeah, he is a 31 year old outfielder who has played in the KBO since 2008. He put up monster numbers from 2016-2018 but he struggled last season.
Yes he is the Actor who played Long Duck Dong in 16 Candles
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Good on the Fish for showing a pulse this offseason!
Yeah they are doing more than my Buccos, that’s for sure.
Pirates should sign these undesirable orientals, could make the team slightly interesting, if not much better. Like that second baseman nobody wanted. Though I guess he got a $10m guarantee to go back there.. perhaps he would have taken bit less for majors.
surprised no one is. they may be KBO numbers, but theyre still pretty solid.
Hopefully Trey Hillman can get himself a manager role soon
Marlins having a real nice off-season. With all their young rotation options they should sell high on Jose Urena while starting pitching continues to be costly to acquire. Could get some nice pieces back for him.
Nah, I rather keep Urena to let there be some healthy competition in Spring Training. If anything, let’s add another potential SP/LR piece or two like maybe high reward possibilities like Taijuan Walker and Danny Salazar and maybe vet Felix Hernandez. I would welcome Walker the most because of age and potential remaining upside and fit with the young staff along with holding the fort up with Caleb Smith and Urena (if he bounces back and wins a SP spot).
No “Longer” interested. LOL. Don’t let some garbage news org save face like that
No longer interested
Is it likely that an agent is trying to pump up the market by floating this “interest.”
AJ Preller is very excited and wants to beat out the Marlins, he’ll sign him for 4/$82M
Careful, sarcasm is rooted in reality.
Go Cubs Go
This signing would make no sense. The Marlins already have Dickerson. They have got to give Harold Ramirez an edge at being an everyday OF after his strong rookie year. Villar is expected to float around the field as he plays everyday. Then we have Brinson and Sierra, and possibly Harrison this Spring battling out for CF. And if Harrison and Sanchez aren’t ready to start the season with the big club, they’ll be debuting at some point this year. Also, we have Garrett Cooper who may need to be moved to a corner OF spot if he’s good and healthy enough to start, and Aguilar secures 1B. And let’s not forget that they are giving Matt Kemp a shot too. This isn’t softball with 4 OF spots or the AL with a DH.