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11 minutes ago, Moose Milligan said:

What range?

range in the sense of what we would be willing to spend in a hypothetical world where we would be willing to sign a player above league minimum I guess

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Just now, tarheeloriole said:

range in the sense of what we would be willing to spend in a hypothetical world where we would be willing to sign a player above league minimum I guess

I mean I guess if they could sign him for say 4M and then bundle him with Cobb in a trade they'd do it...

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3 minutes ago, Aristotelian said:

Statistically it seems improbable that we would sign multiple HS Kim's. 

It would be as if they signed multiple David Johnsons.

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10 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

It would be as if they signed multiple David Johnsons.

It would be more like some Korean team signed multiple David Johnsons. 

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1 minute ago, Aristotelian said:

It would be more like some Korean team signed multiple David Johnsons. 

Ten million people in South Korea have the name Kim.  That's 20% of the population.

 

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44 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Ten million people in South Korea have the name Kim.  That's 20% of the population.

 

 

44 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Ten million people in South Korea have the name Kim.  That's 20% of the population.

 

How many MLB baseball players in history have been named HS Kim?

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6 minutes ago, Aristotelian said:

 

How many MLB baseball players in history have been named HS Kim?

What difference does that make?

Players have only recently gone from the KBO to MLB.  You are very unlikely to be named HS Kim if you do not come from Korea.

The idea that multiple players from South Korea might be named Kim and have the same initials shouldn't be surprising.

Here is the list, not a huge amount of name variance, for instance, every name listed starts with a consonant, of which Hangul only has 14. 

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bio/South-Korea_born.shtml

Multiple David Johnsons is more notable.

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15 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

What difference does that make?

Players have only recently gone from the KBO to MLB.  You are very unlikely to be named HS Kim if you do not come from Korea.

The idea that multiple players from South Korea might be named Kim and have the same initials shouldn't be surprising.

Here is the list, not a huge amount of name variance, for instance, every name listed starts with a consonant, of which Hangul only has 14. 

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bio/South-Korea_born.shtml

Multiple David Johnsons is more notable.

You are being obstinant as usual over a trivial point. All I said is it would be statistically improbable given the number of HS Kim's in MLB previously. I think it's time I put you on ignore along with atomic. Have an excellent day.

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38 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

What difference does that make?

Players have only recently gone from the KBO to MLB.  You are very unlikely to be named HS Kim if you do not come from Korea.

The idea that multiple players from South Korea might be named Kim and have the same initials shouldn't be surprising.

Here is the list, not a huge amount of name variance, for instance, every name listed starts with a consonant, of which Hangul only has 14. 

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bio/South-Korea_born.shtml

Multiple David Johnsons is more notable.

About 1.5% of people in the US have the last name Johnson.   About 2.4% of US males have the First name David.   So, figure .00036 chance that an American male is named David Johnson.    Sounds small, but with 165 mm American males, there are probably 59,000 David Johnsons roaming around the US today.   It’s certainly one of the most common names, but not that common.    The odds that two players in Orioles history would have that name are extremely small.    I don’t know how many players have played for the Orioles, but it’s probably under 2,000.

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Just a little further down this rabbit hole, about 19,000 players have played in MLB and about 110 (.0058) have had the last name Johnson.   That’s a much lower percentage (less than half) than the percentage of the general population named Johnson.   Part of the reason would be all the foreign players, probably none of whom are named Johnson.   Not sure what explains the rest.   

Back to regular life now.   
 

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He seems Interesting, but I would remind that our current cache of players includes a vast surplus of 1B/DH types, followed by a plentitude of outfielders. Why would we want another?

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3 minutes ago, Philip said:

He seems Interesting, but I would remind that our current cache of players includes a vast surplus of 1B/DH types, followed by a plentitude of outfielders. Why would we want another?

Because he plays SS and 3B.

Or have you scouted him and are sure he can't play there in MLB?

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14 hours ago, tarheeloriole said:

range in the sense of what we would be willing to spend in a hypothetical world where we would be willing to sign a player above league minimum I guess

Not really I suppose. Maybe 800k to a million. Tops. Like I said Iglesias is the big signing and Trey doesn't get to stay if he wants 4. 

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