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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby oddmanout7 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:06 pm

In evaluating Choo I think this needs to be taken into consideration...


Shin-Soo Choo said Wednesday that he must serve two years in the Korean military beginning no later than 2010.
Choo indicated that his service time requirement could be dropped significantly if he performs well in the Olympics, but that's not a possibility given that he's on the Indians' 25-man roster and out of minor league options. "If you win any kind of medal in the Olympics, you might only have to serve four weeks," said Choo. "The Indians couldn't send me to the minors because I'm out of options. There's too much stress to worry about it now."
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby Yoda » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:09 pm

Silly Koreans. Let the man play ball.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby Niffoc4 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:12 pm

oddmanout7 wrote:In evaluating Choo I think this needs to be taken into consideration...


Shin-Soo Choo said Wednesday that he must serve two years in the Korean military beginning no later than 2010.
Choo indicated that his service time requirement could be dropped significantly if he performs well in the Olympics, but that's not a possibility given that he's on the Indians' 25-man roster and out of minor league options. "If you win any kind of medal in the Olympics, you might only have to serve four weeks," said Choo. "The Indians couldn't send me to the minors because I'm out of options. There's too much stress to worry about it now."

That's definitely a concern in keeper leagues... however, I tend to think that if he plays well enough then he'll be able to work something out. Didn't Peja do something in basketball like drill in the summer? Maybe Choo could do the same during the winter for 4 years straight or something.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby Scarp » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:01 pm

If Choo becomes a name player, I am sure the Korean government would give him a waiver due to nationalistic pride.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby Yoda » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:57 pm

Scarp wrote:If Choo becomes a name player, I am sure the Korean government would give him a waiver due to nationalistic pride.


Yeah I think Chan Ho skipped the military service.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby kab21 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:15 pm

Anibal Sanchez is my sleeper in this category. I'm not sure if he's totally relevant in 12 team leagues, but I mostly play deeper leagues.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby kimchi_chigae » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:20 pm

Yoda wrote:
Scarp wrote:If Choo becomes a name player, I am sure the Korean government would give him a waiver due to nationalistic pride.


Yeah I think Chan Ho skipped the military service.


Chan Ho Park was exempted from military service because he was part of the South Korean team that won the Gold medal at the Asian Games in 1998.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:10 pm

choo should just marry an american citizen. if he's willing to shell out some money, a fake marriage can be arranged for a green card and eventually an american citizenship.
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby KCollins1304 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:11 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:choo should just marry an american citizen. if he's willing to shell out some money, a fake marriage can be arranged for a green card and eventually an american citizenship.


I'm sure the Cow would be up for it. ;-7 ;-)
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Re: post hype sleepers

Postby Yoda » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:12 pm

BitterDodgerFan wrote:choo should just marry an american citizen. if he's willing to shell out some money, a fake marriage can be arranged for a green card and eventually an american citizenship.


Uh that is illegal.
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