Superagent Scott Boras, who was a generous man, will start targeting the market in earnest.
As of Wednesday (Korea time), two Major League FA players signed a contract with Boras as starting pitcher Kenta Maeda and catcher Oston Hudges. Maeda signed a two-year, 24 million-dollar contract with the Detroit Tigers, and Hudges signed a one-year, 4 million-dollar contract with the Cleveland Guardians.
On top of that, Lee Jung-hoo from KBO, who was given a large amount of money through posting, is also Boras’ division. He signed a six-year, $113 million contract with the San Francisco Giants. As a bonus, he also obtained an opt-out clause four years later. He succeeded in entering the Major League under unprecedented conditions that no one could have imagined. It is the biggest achievement that Boras has led in the FA market. Lee Jung-hoo is also an FA in a broad sense.랭크카지노
Boras has made his presence known in the trade market as well. He has handed over Juan Soto, his biggest customer, to the New York Yankees. In a bid to cut payrolls, the San Diego Padres traded prospective FA Soto and outfielder Trent Grisham to the Yankees, who are expected to be paid 33 million U.S. dollars next year, and four promising pitchers and veteran catcher Kyle Higashioka.
Soto has two possible scenarios through the offseason next year. He either wants to sign an extension contract with the Yankees or go to the FA market after next season. Boras’ goal is to win at least 500 million dollars in ransom either way. Soto had rejected the Washington Nationals’ offer of 440 million dollars for 15 years right before the San Diego trade in July last year.
An important issue for Boras is signing an extension contract with Soto, but it is not an issue that needs to be addressed immediately. Rather, he should find a new team for FA customers who are not under contract. Most of them are big names. MLB.com ‘s FA rankings include Blake Snell, No. 4, Cody Bellinger, No. 8, Jordan Montgomery, No. 9, JD Martinez, No. 10, Matt Chapman, and Reece Hoskins, No. 17. Ryu is also a customer of Boras.
Those who were waiting for Shohei Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto’s future can be seen as starting full-fledged negotiations with Boras.
Among them, the two biggest pitchers are Snell and Bellinger. Both are expected to sign contracts worth $200 million. In the case of Snell, the teams that lost the Yamamoto battle are the candidates. The Athletic Ken Rosenthal cited the Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco as leading destinations on the 24th. Earlier, MLB Network reporter John Morosi also reported on the 20th that “the Angels have talked to Snell.”
The San Francisco Chronicle also said, “The Angels’ top priority is Snell.”
Angels did not have a chance to compete in the Ohtani race. However, Ryu
s loss is quite shocking. Reinforcing the starting lineup is recognized as the most urgent task. Reed Detmers, Patrick Sandoval, Tyler Anderson, Chase Silseth, and Griffin Canning are candidates for next years starting lineup, but they have no ace.
The San Francisco Chronicle also said that the Giants, which lost to the Dodgers in the race to recruit Yamamoto, are aiming for Snell, but the race to recruit Snell is also fierce. Yankees, Mets, Red Sox, Phillies, Blue Jays, and even Dodgers are participating in the race.
The Toronto Blue Jays are the most aggressive in their approach to Bellinger. “The Blue Jays are the frontrunner in the race to recruit Bellinger,” said Mark Paynesand, MLB.com . “The center fielder is empty and needs a left-handed slugger. Toronto, which missed Ohtani, is also interested in Michael Taylor, but he seems to be preparing in case Bellinger cannot meet the $200 million Bellinger requested.”
The combined ransom of Ohtani and Yamamoto is 1.025 billion dollars. The total ransom of Boras customers is also expected to be close to 1 billion dollars. The “money party” is not over yet.
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