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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2012)
« Reply #175: March 01, 2012, 09:02:18 PM »
A story is starting to emerge about the Orioles that may have them involved in something shady in Korea.

http://www.baseballamerica.com/today/prospects/international-affairs/2012/2613037.html

The Korean pitcher they recently signed was apparently not very highly thought of by other teams.  The scout who recommended him has a history of signing players from that part of the world.  He apparently worked with Duquette before with the Red Sox when the Red Sox signed several guys to 6 and 7 figure contracts that ended up as busts.

Looks pretty shady.


What it looks like is they got snookered by the scout, who was getting a kickback from the family for pumping up the bonus.  The implication in the article is that he has a track record of convincing teams to ante up for guys who never make it.