Big League Stew

  • Twins sign Korean first baseman Byung-ho Park to four-year deal

    Chris Cwik at Big League Stew1 hr ago

    Power gets paid on the free-agent market. While the game has changed since the steroid era, it's clear that the long ball still reigns supreme. Problem is, not every team can afford to pay for elite power on the market. Some clubs, like the Minnesota Twins, have to find more creative, cheaper ways to bring in sluggers. 

    Enter Byung-ho Park. The 29-year-old Korean first baseman inked a four-year, $12 million deal with the Twins on Tuesday, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports. Minnesota won the rights to negotiate with Park by submitting a $12.85 million bid via the Korean Baseball Organization's posting system.

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  • MLB players get record postseason payout of $69 million

    Mike Oz at Big League Stew1 day ago

    In yet the latest example of MLB's embarrassment of riches, the league announced Monday that players earned a record $69.8 million from the postseason, their share of gate receipts from playoff games. 

    The Kansas City Royals, the World Series winners, got the biggest piece of the pie: $25.1 million or $370K per playoff share. New York Mets players, who won the NL but lost the World Series, earned $16.7 million or $300K per playoff share.

    [Elsewhere: Johnny Cueto turned down six-year, $120 million offer from Arizona]

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