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Dodgers GM Ned Colletti casts doubt on working out deal with Ryu Hyun-Jin

Dec 3, 2012, 6:37 PM EDT

UPDATE: According to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, Scott Boras said that he has yet to receive an offer from the Dodgers.

6:37 PM: The Dodgers secured exclusive negotiating rights for South Korean left-hander Ryu Hyun-Jin with a $25.7 million bid last month, but we haven’t heard much in the way of progress over the past few weeks. But that’s because there hasn’t been much to report, at least if Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti can be believed.

It’s a safe bet that Colletti hopes Hyun-Jin’s agent, Scott Boras, is listening. Posturing through the media sure is fun.

The Dodgers have until Sunday to work out a deal with the 25-year-old. If they fail to do so, Hyun-Jin will return to the Hanwha Eagles while the Dodgers will not be responsible for the posting fee.

  1. natslady - Dec 3, 2012 at 7:12 PM

    This is why the current system stinks. The Dodgers get their money back and no other team gets a chance at him for another year.

  2. kcrobert10 - Dec 3, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Will he just be reposted by his team in Japan. If that happens my guess is he just doesn’t want to play in la or la is lowballing him and we all know Boras will have none of that. Also Boras tends carry these things out till the very last min just to try to get a better deal.

  3. losangelesfan - Dec 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

    My guess is there is another team willing to pay more if he’s available next year. I’m sure Boras is telling the Dodgers that.

  4. paperlions - Dec 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM

    It doesn’t seem that the Dodgers ever planned on making an effort so sign him…they said as much after it was announced that their bid had won. Of course, bidding high and not making an honest effort to sign the player is in violation of the posting system rules….but I doubt that MLB has the balls to call them on it and award proceed to the next highest bid, as they are supposed to do.

    • stex52 - Dec 4, 2012 at 12:17 PM

      MLB Commissioner? Balls? Oh, I see. You make a joke.

      • paperlions - Dec 4, 2012 at 12:18 PM

        Yep.

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