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KBO sends letter to MLB, accuses the Orioles of breaking protocols


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"Scouting a high school student is something that the MLB doesn't do to players of their own country," said Park, refusing to comment on Duquette's statement.

Obviously the KBO is not familiar with the MLB scouting system in the states.

maybe he should check our 40 man roster for a pitcher with the last name of Bundy,D

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I don't see how the Orioles did anything wrong here. If KBO wants to control it's young players before they go to the US, then they should get a deal in place with MLB to require X number of years service to a KBO team before going to MLB. And then, once they become free agents they can sign with the US. That would allow the KBO to serve as a minor league system of sorts to develop them.

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"Scouting a high school student is something that the MLB doesn't do to players of their own country," said Park, refusing to comment on Duquette's statement.

Obviously the KBO is not familiar with the MLB scouting system in the states.

maybe he should check our 40 man roster for a pitcher with the last name of Bundy,D

The problem is that the kid is a high school sophomore. You can't sign a high school sophomore in the US. If the player had graduated from high school, I am pretty sure this wouldn't have been an issue.

It's really not a good idea to upset the Korean Baseball Organization. If they want, South Korea could deny work visas for Orioles scouts, or any scout in the MLB. That would make it very difficult for the MLB to operate there.

Bud Selig wants to improve the relationship with baseball organizations worldwide, not make them worse.

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The problem is that the kid is a high school sophomore. You can't sign a high school sophomore in the US. If the player had graduated from high school, I am pretty sure this wouldn't have been an issue.

It's really not a good idea to upset the Korean Baseball Organization. If they want, South Korea could deny work visas for Orioles scouts, or any scout in the MLB. That would make it very difficult for the MLB to operate there.

Bud Selig wants to improve the relationship with baseball organizations worldwide, not make them worse.

MLB needs an international draft so every team and country can play on an even playing surface. International talent would not be considered a free agent and MLB would have some leverage when dealing with guys like Darvish and Cespedes. I mean, would the kid would signed have gotten more money if he entered the MLB draft? $550k is a lot of dough for a sophmore who might not even be a first or second round pick in our system. If you do not want to play by those rules than see you on TV during the WBC.

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