The news that Lee Jung-hoo signed a six-year, $113 million contract with the San Francisco Giants has been met with surprise by American and Japanese media outlets.
U.S. media outlets pointed out that spending more than $100 million on Lee, who is mostly a power hitter and has yet to consistently face big league pitching, is a big risk.월카지노
U.S. media outlets had expected Lee’s contract to be in the range of $50 million to $90 million.
Japanese media outlets expressed disbelief that Lee signed a deal better than the five-year, $90 million deal for former Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) slugger Masataka Yoshida.
However, Lee’s $113 million deal is not out of the ordinary.
The Milwaukee Brewers signed a huge contract to a prospect who hasn’t even seen the big leagues yet.
Milwaukee signed outfielder Jackson Churio, 19, to an eight-year, $82 million deal. The deal includes a two-year club option, giving him a maximum of $142.5 million.
The Venezuelan native joined Milwaukee in 2021 and spent time in Double-A last year and Triple-A this year. He started just six games at Triple-A.
In 272 career minor league games, he has a .286 batting average, 47 home runs, and an OPS of .837 in 191 at-bats.
In a climate where big contracts are being signed even for players like this, it’s a bit of a stretch to be surprised that Lee, who has a .340 career average in the KBO, broke the $100 million mark.
It’s also worth noting that Lee’s agent is Scott Boras. This is why Lee is represented by Boras, who has a reputation for getting players paid more than they are worth.