Recently, the tearful goodbye came with former Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu when he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays. Obviously, it was a heartfelt loss amongst the Dodgers fan base.
By comparison, there is a ripple effect felt in the clubhouse amongst Ryu’s former teammates. Therefore, whom better to weigh-in what it’s like to lose a close teammate then Ross Stripling. Luckily, Strips did just that on the most recent episode of The Big Swing Podcast.
Ryu’s former teammates wish him well via social media. https://t.co/mhZYwl0oz4
— Dodgers Nation (@DodgersNation) December 28, 2019
Here is what Stripling says in regards to the departure of Ryu, which takes place around the 37:00 mark when asked about it by his co-host Cooper Surles:
“You have to be stoked for him. I think once I saw Dallas Kuechel’s deal I had a feeling Ryu would get a fourth year and a little more money. He has shown when healthy he’s as good as anyone in MLB. I’m excited for him and his wife, she’s awesome. While it’s a big change going from Los Angeles to Toronto, I’m sure they have a Koreatown and he will find it. He’s basically the LeBron James of…