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Twins win bidding for Korean slugger Byung-ho Park

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Twins win bidding for Korean slugger Byung-ho Park

The mystery team that won the bidding for Korean first baseman Byung-ho Park has finally been revealed.

The Minnesota Twins will be (unless they can't agree to a contract within 30 days) the new home for Park as the 29-year old moves to the U.S. 

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Park has put up video-game numbers in his last two season in South Korea. He's crushed 105 home runs and driven in 170 runs in the past two years. In 2015, his slash line was .343/.436/.714.

Park has also become an online sensation because of his insane bat flips that make Jose Bautista's look tame. 

Unfortunately, reports are the bat flips won't be coming with him to Minnesota.

 

But the interesting question may come with what the Twins will now do in their lineup with a surplus of hitters. Is Park going to start over fan favorite Joe Mauer at first base? One of them will likely become the DH which forces young slugger Miguel Sano back into the field.

There's talk of Sano trying out left field, but if he goes back to third, where does Trevor Plouffe go? And, maybe the craziest part of it all: Do the Twins and White Sox suddenly talk about a deal involving Plouffe? Trading within the division is always hard but you can never rule it out, especially when the Sox have a major need at third. 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Rick Hahn gives an update on the state of the White Sox rebuild

In this episode of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, Danny Parkins (670 The Score), Chris Bleck (ESPN 1000) and Scott King (WGN Radio) join David Kaplan on the panel.

Ryan Pace’s offseason begins. Josh Sitton and Jerrell Freeman are gone, but what will he do with Kyle Fuller?

Plus, Rick Hahn joins Kap from Glendale, Ariz., to discuss the state of the White Sox rebuild, how tough it is to keep their best prospects in the minors and why Jose Abreu is so important for his young team?

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below:

White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

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White Sox Talk Podcast on The Three Amigos: Jimenez, Robert and Adolfo

The White Sox three outfield prospects are creating a lot of buzz at spring training.

On this edition of the podcast, Micker Adolfo tells Chuck Garfien about a conversation they all had about one day becoming the starting outfield for the White Sox. Adolfo talks about his longtime friendship with Eloy Jimenez, his impressions of Luis Robert, Luis Basabe and the White Sox future.

But first, it's a conversation with MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez who has great insight on many of the White Sox players: Jimenez, Robert, Yoan Moncada and Jose Abreu. He tells an amazing story about why Jimenez decided to sign with the Cubs when he was a teenager, how much Abreu is revered in Cuba and much more.

Listen to the full episode at this link (iOS users can go here) or in the embedded player below. Subscribe to the podcast on Apple Podcasts.