Tim Adleman, who led the Cincinnati Reds in innings pitched in 2017, has reportedly signed a contract to pitch for the Samsung Lions in Korea. He’ll make more than a cool million dollars on the one-year deal, so it’s probably a great financial decision for Adleman and his family, especially since there’s no guarantee that he’ll have a spot on the 2018 Reds.
We wish Adleman, who will be 30 next season, the very best of luck. His struggle to reach the big leagues — from being cut by an independent league team all the way to the majors — is one of the better stories you’ll hear, and he’s always been easy to root for. Hope he succeeds in all his future endeavors.
Blame Chad for creating this mess.
Chad launched Redleg Nation in February 2005, and has been writing about the Reds ever since. His first book, “The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made the Cincinnati Reds” is now available in bookstores and online, at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever fine books are sold. You can also find Chad’s musings about the Cincinnati Reds in the pages of Cincinnati Magazine.
You can email Chad at firstname.lastname@example.org.