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Twins, Red Sox interested in Korean pitcher Suk-Min Yoon

Jan 10, 2014, 11:10 PM EDT

Suk Min Yoon

Peter Gammons tweets that the Twins and Red Sox have shown interest in 27-year-old Korean free agent pitcher Suk-Min Yoon, and suggests the Giants would be a good fit for the right-hander as well. The Twins’ interest in Yoon, represented by Scott Boras, is interesting given that they have already spent a lot of money signing Ricky Nolasco, Phil Hughes, and Mike Pelfrey. The interest from the Red Sox makes a bit more sense.

Just about all of the foreign free agent focus has been on Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka. Yoon isn’t of Tanaka’s caliber, but could be a relatively cheap and productive option for teams low on enthusiasm with the remaining free agents and low on interest in getting involved in the nine-figure Tanaka sweepstakes. Yoon, who was the MVP in 2011 in the Korean Baseball Organization, has pitched both as a starter and as a reliever, but he has been and will continue to be marketed as a starter.

  1. Old Gator - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:12 PM

    Do we even have a yoon?

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:36 PM

      weak, very weak…lights out at the nursing home, hit the sack!

      • Old Gator - Jan 10, 2014 at 11:40 PM

        Please don’t claim you actually understood it, you moron. But at least your mummy lets you think she doesn’t know you hide under the covers with your stupidphone to post these imbecilic comments of yours.

      • dirtyharry1971smissingbrain - Jan 11, 2014 at 12:12 AM

        Everyone, listen up! Learn from Harrys parents mistake! use birth control!

  2. meatcarroll - Jan 11, 2014 at 2:12 AM

    Old Gator more like Old Fart, get a Life Alert for your bitter grandpa self. No one laughed at your awful racist attempt at humor.

    • Old Gator - Jan 11, 2014 at 8:56 AM

      I have one – it turns yellow when it comes into contact with stupidity, and between you and your long lost twin, Poor Dim Harry, it’s lemon colored right now. Your ability to capitalize and punctuate, whereas our virtual village idiot cannot, is slightly is offset by your problems with syntax. This is what we call the “nature versus nurture” debate.

      • happytwinsfan - Jan 11, 2014 at 12:14 PM

        I used to think it was kind of funny when harry would swoop in like the crystaline entity incinerating all before him and arousing the eloquent ire of regular posters. Now I find it tiresomely predictable.

        Gator, I respectfully suggest that you walk away from this, unless perhaps you have some really good yo mama jokes (or recipes??) the rest of us could enjoy.

        Harry, what team, if any, do you personally root for? For now, I put you down as a jilted Blue Jays fan.

      • Old Gator - Jan 11, 2014 at 12:43 PM

        He purports to be a Borg fan. I must admit, as far as the other matter, that I could no doubt come up with better stuff but he hardly seems worth the trouble.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Jan 11, 2014 at 1:10 PM

      Well said metcarroll it was a pathetic attempt at humor at best

  3. cdatzker - Jan 11, 2014 at 2:22 AM

    The SF Giants need a young pitcher who can throw strikes. Suk-Min-Yoon has the ability to be a very good player.

  4. strictlythedanks - Jan 11, 2014 at 2:53 AM

    Suk whose yoon now?

    • ch0psuey - Jan 11, 2014 at 9:16 AM

      add Soon to the end of his name :)

      • Old Gator - Jan 11, 2014 at 10:55 AM

        Tsk, tsk. All these “racists.” I saw a circus Volkswagen full of PC police careening ’round the corner so youse guys better watch out!

  5. luisrivasbuttocks - Jan 11, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    It would appear the Twinkies philosophy at this point would be to throw as much *stuff at the wall as possible.

    I do like Nolasco for the price we got him at however.

    • happytwinsfan - Jan 11, 2014 at 12:21 PM

      i like the nolasco , hughes and unlike most the pelfry resigning, but i don’t think they should be filling up all 5 starter spots with middling FA’s. i hope they spend the money on their first genuine MLB shortstop in years – Drew !!!

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