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Baby Fisk
12-09-2004, 05:17 PM
From the Toronto Star online -- take it for what it's worth...

Yankees close to nabbing Korean ace

TOKYO (AP) Former Orix BlueWave pitcher Koo Dae-sung is close to reaching a deal with the New York Yankees, a Japanese sports newspaper reported today.

Koo, a 35-year-old left-handed pitcher from South Korea, has held contract negotiations with the Yankees through his agent, the Nikkan Sports newspaper reported.

Koo, who was a member of South Korea's bronze medal team at the Sydney Olympics, went 6-10 last season for the Pacific League's BlueWave with a 4.32 ERA and 99 strikeouts.

12-09-2004, 05:20 PM
Since when did being an ace involve going 6-10 and posting a 4.32 ERA?


Is every batter in the south korean leagues a DH?