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Jim Henneman: Miguel Gonzalez, Hyun Soo Kim Squarely On Orioles' Roster Bubble

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The question about Kim is if they send him to the minors, does he reject and go back to Korea? If so, the O's might be off the hook for the 7M owed to him. He has hit better as of late but the Orioles might just not "like what they see".

Why would he not take the money with him?

He can refuse to be sent down.

They cut him he gets paid.

Most they can do is threaten to have him rot on the bench.

Best case scenario is a buyout in which case Kim is still going to see a lot of that money.

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Why would he not take the money with him?

He can refuse to be sent down.

They cut him he gets paid.

Most they can do is threaten to have him rot on the bench.

Best case scenario is a buyout in which case Kim is still going to see a lot of that money.

I thought that if Kim went back to Korea and signed with a Korean team that the O's might be out from under his contract. I could be wrong. Probably am.

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I thought that if Kim went back to Korea and signed with a Korean team that the O's might be out from under his contract. I could be wrong. Probably am.

No idea how the contract language is.

Be foolish for him to give up 7M so he can go back to playing for 750,000,000 W a year (642K).

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No idea how the contract language is.

Be foolish for him to give up 7M so he can go back to playing for 750,000,000 W a year (642K).

If that hypthetical (giving up the 7M) were true, he'd have to sit out two years of his prime. It makes sense economically but it might not be what he would do.

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Cruz is as bad as his rep.

Young had no business being out there at all.

Davis is below average in the outfield, he just doesn't look bad doing it

I don't recall it being an emergency when Flaherty was put into the outfield. Maybe it was, I don't recall.

Reimold was in CF because Jones was dinged up and Buck didn't want to DL him. It still says that Buck was willing to put him in CF.

As I said, I think Buck cares about certain positions more than others. Corner OF is where he cares the least. I still think that at those spots, he puts a lot of emphasis on having the fundamentals down and cuts playing time when guys make mental errors. For example, I think De Aza played sporadically in 2015 in part because he threw to the wrong base a number of times.

Frankly, Buck didn't have a lot to choose from at those spots. If Lough had hit better, he would have played more in 2015, but his bat was too poor to carry him in the lineup just for his glove. But Buck certainly trotted him out there in the late innings quite often.

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There is no actual information there about Kim. He leaves out that Reimold has been equally bad, if not worse, and we do not really have anyone to replace him. Does he really think that Christian Walker is prepared to play OF on opening day?

I agree that Miguel is a concern but would be shocked if he was released to avoid paying the $3M.

The Gallardo deal is just a head-scratcher. The only way it made sense was paired with Fowler, but to execute the Gallardo deal without having Fowler

's signature is a real failure.

Consider the source, not exactly known for being the most accurate writer in the industry.
This is not a good piece.

First off, paying Gonzo $3m is a no brainer even if he sucks. It's nothing, that's probably why Worley makes it too because starting pitching is so thin.

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i can't see the Orioles cutting Gonzo. Buck will give him a chance to straighten out.

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Cant read the article but it sounds like there are some wacko notions. One thing though, it is interesting that Kim hasn't been in the line up for a few games now and Rickard has......:scratchchinhmm:
I don't think Kim is on the bubble at all. He's done enough in the last two weeks where nobody is going to flush $7 mm down the toilet. He'll get his chance to sink or swim for at least two months before Buck starts giving away significant chunks of playing time to others.
Of course he's not on the bubble. The piece is just idle speculation with no more weight behind it than a thread here has.
Bunch of poorly thought out comments in this article.

Gonzalez make 5.1m this year vs 3M+

Kim has hit his way off the bubble

This is the first time I have seen Kim referred to as a below average defender. Could be true but.....

Buck has said that he knows Reimold and the decision will not be made on ST stats.

Gallardo has not pitched enough for any one to judge him as on the bubble.

Looks like a whole bunch of you, including some longtime and much respected posters owe the 80-year old Jim Henneman an apology! I tried to stay out of the comments that were directed towards Jim because i know him and respect the hell out of him, but at the end of the day, he showed a bunch of you that maybe, just maybe being down in Sarasota and talking with important people might be better than speculating from your couch!

I always appreciate people commenting, but some of the shots that get taken at Jim are really disrespectful and don't take into consideration the 40+ years he's been doing this.

Great job on getting the early scoop Jim.

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Looks like a whole bunch of you, including some longtime and much respected posters owe the 80-year old Jim Henneman an apology! I tried to stay out of the comments that were directed towards Jim because i know him and respect the hell out of him, but at the end of the end, he showed a buinch of you that maybe, just maybe being down in Sarasota and talking with important people might be better than speculating from your couch!

I always appreciate people commenting, but some of the shots that get taken at Jim are really disrespectful and don't take into consideration the 40+ years he's been doing this.

Great job on getting the early scoop Jim.

Great job Jim.

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Looks like a whole bunch of you, including some longtime and much respected posters owe the 80-year old Jim Henneman an apology! I tried to stay out of the comments that were directed towards Jim because I know him and respect the hell out of him, but at the end of the day he showed a bunch of you that maybe, just maybe, being down in Sarasota and talking with important people might be better than speculating from your couch!

I always appreciate people commenting, but some of the shots that get taken at Jim are really disrespectful, and don't take into consideration the 40+ years he's been doing this.

Great job on getting the early scoop, Jim.

Considering that, he gets the letters:

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JIM HENNEMAN

JIM HENNEMAN

JIM HENNEMAN

JIM HENNEMAN

JIM HENNEMAN

JIM HENNEMAN

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I like how he's scrapping up there, his contributions haven't looked too pretty to the eye, but the box score is blind. And you know that's the kind of attitude Buck adores, it's kept food on Ryan Flaherty's table quite a few seasons now.

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Buck always plays the hot bat. Kim needs more ABs, hopefully he comes around, right now he still looks like he is having trouble hitting major league fastballs.

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I'm sitting here watching Nori Aoki highlights and his game seems quite similar to Kims, right? If one can be a useful outfielder why cant the other?

I'd like to see Kim get some more ABs to see if he can keep finding ways to get on.

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