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First off, he seemed like a great guy.  He seemed to genuinely enjoy being in the majors and being an Oriole.

He had good at bats most of the time and had a skillset we don't have enough of.

From day 1, he got kind of a raw deal here, except when he got playing time due to the Rickard injury and - to me at least if not to the Os braintrust - really proved his worth.

I'll miss him and will be rooting for him in Philly.  I hope he does well and gets a nice contract somewhere in the off season.

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One of the biggest black marks on Buck's tenure here. He hated him and didn't even hide it. Never gave him a chance to succeed. Made his life as hard as possible by parking him on the bench out of pure spite. Pretty much the opposite of what a MLB manager is supposed to do with his players.

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He definitely got a raw deal. I wish him luck in Philly. 

My opinion of Buck went way down due to his treatment of Kim. Kinda classless IMO.

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Just now, Bingotown said:

I loved Hyun. Never understood exactly why he didn't see more playing time. I'd love to get inside Buck's head. 

Blame Mancini. 

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2 minutes ago, dadoublen said:

 

That was a real thrill (and a good call). I really enjoyed watching Kim bat last year. This year, not so much.

Earl would have found a useful role for Kim for as long as he was on the 25-man roster.

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3 minutes ago, dadoublen said:

 

Amazing at bat fouling off some tough pitches and eventually hitting the clutch HR for the lead.  Despite his other limitations I'll miss Kim.

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I think Buck is has become more detrimental to this more than any player could possibly be. Between McDowell and him they are driving this organization into the ground. IMO

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I'm going to miss  Hyun. Last year, he was quite a hitting machine. This year,  Buck kept benching him. He never complained. Hopefully, he'll get his freedom in Philly.

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