Author Bio & Stories

  • It's hard to argue for the $575,000 contract that 17-year-old South Korean pitching prospect Seong-Min Kim signed with the Orioles in January. But it's easier to understand when viewed as part of Dan Duquette's strange, long-running scouting strategy in South Korea.

  • The $575,000 contract Seong-Min Kim signed with the Orioles in January wound up being the worst thing that ever happened to the 17-year-old South Korean pitcher. Strange as the whole affair was, though, the way it fit into a series of misadventures in South Korea by new Orioles boss Dan Duquette was stranger still.