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Who will win NL Rookie of the Year?

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07:49 AM ET 04.03 | Just how big will Los Angeles' investment in Hyun-Jin Ryu pay off -- enough to start the season in the NL Rookie of the Year conversation? The Dodgers spent $25.7 million on Ryu's rights and then signed him for $36 million over the winter, essentially guaranteeing him a rotation spot in the process. After a shaky start to his spring in which his lack of conditioning led to some jokes at his expense, Ryu was dominant in his final three outings, allowing just three hits in 16 2/3 innings. The guess here is that Ryu's success continues well into the season; his curveball and changeup are very good complements to an 89-92 mph fastball. He may wear down late, as he hasn't thrown 200 innings in a season since 2007.

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April 3, 2013  07:57 AM ET

Don't know - but talking about it at this stage is like trying to tell the future..... ;-)

April 3, 2013  09:23 AM ET

Does anyone really care?

April 3, 2013  09:32 AM ET

This is not too early or anything...

April 3, 2013  10:17 AM ET

Watching him last night against Giants , it seemed more like the Giants helped him out more than his arm did . Very average stuff with not much control on his pitches

April 3, 2013  11:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Does anyone really care?

Good point.

April 3, 2013  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Watching him last night against Giants , it seemed more like the Giants helped him out more than his arm did . Very average stuff with not much control on his pitches

does he has any close comparation to fernando valenzuela?? curveball and changeup??
close calls!!!

April 3, 2013  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Good point.

the giants do,,, whenever this rookie pitcher pitches against them,,,, likely the giants could give him another hard time in the mound ofcourse,,,,

April 3, 2013  01:38 PM ET

Let's wait until July before we compile a list!!!

April 3, 2013  01:50 PM ET
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Let's wait until July before we compile a list!!!

What fun would that be?

Plus - the dude from Hardtalk Baseball might be getting paid by the word.

I don't think the members of the Media can help themselves. Monday I was listening to ESPN NY after the Yankee loss and they kept saying "You can't put too much into 1 game" - but yet they talked about it (saying the same things) for 3 hours.

 
April 3, 2013  01:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Don't know - but talking about it at this stage is like trying to tell the future..... ;-)

THIS!!!

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