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    Lehr sold to Korean League...

    according to ESPN. Hope they're wrong, as their transaction list isn't the most accurate. Pitchers with a <1 WHIP and 4:1 K/BB are NOT what the Reds need to be getting rid of right now - even if he is a career AAA guy.

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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    Wayne trying to pay off some more of those contracts...err....wait.

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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    Rosecrans has the same thing. Pretty weird.

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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    Huh??? Why?
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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    At least Walt did something finally.

    He's starting to make Dan O'Brien look impetuous.

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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    This is a punking with the help of ESPN...
    You can't sell someone to Korea (or Japan) without their consent.
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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    This is a punking with the help of ESPN...
    You can't sell someone to Korea (or Japan) without their consent.
    In all seriousness are you saying this story is not correct.

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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    This is a punking with the help of ESPN...
    You can't sell someone to Korea (or Japan) without their consent.
    How do you know Lehr didn't agree to it? Maybe the Korean team was offering more money than he was ever likely to earn in the US. Guy has one chance at a lottery winnings earning style career. Maybe he wanted to get it before more time ticked off his career clock.
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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    Quote Originally Posted by kaldaniels View Post
    In all seriousness are you saying this story is not correct.
    That is my impression. Unless Lehr wanted to go to Korea, I really don't think they can do this.
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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    This is a punking with the help of ESPN...
    You can't sell someone to Korea (or Japan) without their consent.
    No, of course not. If this is legit, it would be because he wanted to go there and asked them to do it.
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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    How do you know Lehr didn't agree to it? Maybe the Korean team was offering more money than he was ever likely to earn in the US. Guy has one chance at a lottery winnings earning style career. Maybe he wanted to get it before more time ticked off his career clock.
    That's the only way you do a deal like this. Player wants it, Korean team kicks in a consideration to the US team for the contract.

    How much could Lehr expect to make in Korea, though?

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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    That's the only way you do a deal like this. Player wants it, Korean team kicks in a consideration to the US team for the contract.

    How much could Lehr expect to make in Korea, though?
    Maybe he had a 7 figure deal in front of him or even $500K or so. It probably wouldn't have to be huge to be better than what he was earning in AAA on a minor league contract. My guess is that Lehr had an out in his contract if he wasn't on the big league team by Memorial Day, so the Reds let him shop himself around and he found no takers in the big leagues. His agent probably got some interest overseas and the money was substantially better than minor league money.

    Again, this is a guess. I really don't think its a hoax, he's been off the AAA roster for a few days now and was scratched from his last start IIRC.
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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    It wouldn't necessarily have to be just about making more money, it's a different opportunity, something new after a lot of years of the same old thing.
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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    Quote Originally Posted by LawFive View Post
    according to ESPN. Hope they're wrong, as their transaction list isn't the most accurate. Pitchers with a <1 WHIP and 4:1 K/BB are NOT what the Reds need to be getting rid of right now - even if he is a career AAA guy.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/transactions
    Well he is off the Bats roster, must be some truth to it.

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    Re: Lehr sold to Korean League...

    Lehr is a 30 year with a pretty well established AAAA upside having a nice year in AAAA. No clue how much cash we got, but I see no problem with this either way. He was just minor league fodder.
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