There is not much time left to make a decision. There is also a list of six teams that can sign free agent Ryu Hyun-jin. The San Francisco Giants, to which Lee Jung-hoo belongs, is also mentioned. So far, it is almost like a rumor. If the process actually progresses, the team will likely see Korean pitchers and hitters in one team.
“New York Post” columnist John Heyman appeared on the Bleacher Report on the 2nd and pointed out six clubs, including the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants and LA Angels, saying, “The market for Ryu Hyun-jin will be big.” He did not provide specific amounts.꽁머니사이트
At this point, Ryu Hyun-jin, Clayton Kershaw, Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery, Mike Clevinger and Michael Lorenzen are the remaining big starters in the Major League FA market. Given that they have not signed yet, there is a possibility that they will make a dramatic deal at the end of February.
In an article on the 3rd, Bleacher Report said, “While San Francisco waits for the newly acquired Ray to resume his activities, Ryu Hyun-jin will be a wonderful temporary measure for the starting lineup.” AFP. Yonhap News
Among them, San Francisco attracts attention. Lee Jung-hoo belongs to the team. If recruited, the same team will share a bowl. It can also greatly help Lee settle down. The reason why local media highly view the trip to San Francisco as a possible destination is that there is a hole in the starting rotation.
Anthony Descalafani, a starting pitcher, has moved to the Seattle Mariners. In addition, starter Ross Stripling suddenly traded to Oakland on the 2nd. In return, he hired promising hitter Jonah Cox. Ray, who won the Cy Young Award (2021), underwent elbow surgery. Expectations are high for his comeback in the middle of this year. There is an absolute shortage of starting pitchers to take charge of the early part of the season. Reinforcement is inevitable. At least two starting pitchers should be recruited through FA or trade.
Bleacher Report said in an article on the 3rd, “While San Francisco waits for the newly acquired Ray to resume his activities, Ryu Hyun-jin will be a wonderful temporary measure for the starting lineup.” He said that it is suitable for use as a substitute pitcher for Ray because it has instant power. If you look at the pieces of the puzzle that are scattered like this, there is a picture that the San Francisco contract will be possible.
Local media are also emphasizing the need for a “left-handed pitcher.” “San Francisco will face a strong lineup centered on left-handed hitters like the LA Dodgers,” “Around the Poghorn” said in an article on the 2nd. “We need additional options to gain the upper hand of the batting line against batters such as Freddie Freeman and Shohei Ohtani.”
The key is the move of Scott Boras, the agent for Ryu Hyun-jin. With the analysis of the team’s strategy already completed, negotiations are expected to begin with each team. As news of the signing of a major league contract is delayed, rumors say that the Hanwha Eagles will return to the Korean pro baseball league. It seems that the “last game” will be possible in the Major League yet. Scott Boras still has one.