As the contracts of Blake Snell (32) and Jordan Montgomery (32), who are considered the biggest FA pitchers, are delayed, the contract of Ryu Hyun-jin (37) is also being delayed without promise.
Major League Baseball’s official media MLB.com reported the news of Josh Hader’s five-year, 95 million-dollar contract on the 21st (Korea time), saying, “FA players still waiting for satisfactory contracts remain in the market. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or not, but Scott Boras is the agent for the top four players. He is not afraid to wait for FA contracts until February or March,” checking the condition of FA’s biggest players.
Shohei Ohtani, who was considered the biggest fish in the FA this winter, and Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who drew attention as the biggest fish in pitchers, both signed contracts with Dodgers in December last year. Ohtani signed a 10-year contract worth 700 million dollars and Yamamoto a 12-year contract worth 325 million dollars, breaking new records for professional sports and pitchers, respectively.
However, major FA players such as Cody Bellinger, Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery and Matt Chapman have not been able to sign contracts for years to come. Except for the Dodgers, which had made an impact in the Stove League, other teams do not readily make large investments.헤라카지노
In particular, Snell and Montgomery are likely to affect Ryu’s contract. Snell and Montgomery, who are expected to sign bigger contracts than Ryu as the same left-hander, must sign contracts first so that teams that missed the two pitchers can consider Ryu as the next best option. As Boras is the agent for Ryu, Snell and Montgomery’s contract is highly likely to lead to Ryu’s.
Snell is the ace with 71 wins and 55 losses and an earned run average of 3.20 in 191 games (992 ⅔ innings) in the Major League. Although he has ups and downs, he has displayed his best performance in good seasons as he won the American League Cy Young Award in 2018 and the National League Cy Young Award last year.
MLB.com reportedly said, “The Yankees have reportedly offered Snell a six-year, 150 million-dollar contract, but Snell refused, saying he wanted an average of 30 million dollars per year or a longer contract period.” Many clubs are interested in Snell, but the Yankees are the only ones who actually offered a specific contract. Many people think Snell wants a contract worth more than 200 million dollars, but the figure has never been released this year. Toronto, Mets, and Boston are also in contact with Snell, but none of the teams seem to want to meet Snell’s asking price.”
Montgomery had 38 wins and 34 losses and an earned run average of 3.68 in 141 games (755 innings) in the Major League. Although he is not the ace in the league, he has displayed consistent performance over the past three years. Last year, he contributed to Texas’ first World Series championship by posting 10 wins and 11 losses and an earned run average of 3.20 in 32 games (188 ⅔s).
MLB.com explained, “Returning to Texas seems like a reasonable option for Montgomery. A barbecue restaurant near Globe Life Field has even offered to offer free barbecue for the rest of his life if Montgomery signs with Texas again. But Montgomery seems to be dithering for a bigger deal. Texas is the most likely, but the Yankees, Boston, Philadelphia, Angels, and San Francisco have also recently been linked with Montgomery.”
If Snell and Montgomery visit their teams, Ryu’s contract is expected to accelerate. Ryu is a veteran starting pitcher who has posted 78 wins, 48 losses and an ERA of 3.27 in 186 games (1,055 ⅓ innings) in the Major League. U.S. media reported that many teams could target Ryu. For teams that want to reinforce their starting pitchers, signing a short-term contract with Ryu can be an attractive option.
Fans are paying keen attention to whether Boras, who is also playing a long-term game this winter, will be able to give Ryu Hyun-jin a satisfactory contract following Snell and Montgomery.