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Morning Mound Visit: ESPN to broadcast KBO games

Watching the KBO becomes more accessible; a primer on the best Korean pitchers; an alternate reality

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ESPN: The rumors of MLB opening its season on July 1st were quickly debunked, but there was good news announced on Monday. ESPN will broadcast six KBO games a week as the league’s exclusive English language home. Obviously, the time difference is going to make it difficult for most Americans to watch the games live, but ESPN will be re-airing the games during more reasonable hours.

Brendan Gawlowski | Baseball Prospectus: BP’s KBO preview series concludes with a look at the 10 best homegrown pitchers in the league. For anyone looking to fill the MLB-shaped hole in their heart with foreign baseball, it’s an excellent primer for the season.

Lukas Vlahos | Amazin’ Avenue: Trades create ripples which not only affect the players in the transaction but what moves the team is likely to make in the future as well. Lukas Vlahos wondered what would have happened if the Mets—not the Yankees—were the ones to trade for Gleyber Torres.