The trade clock is ticking for the Korean Monster, Ryu Hyun-jin, 36. Of course, there’s still a chance that he’ll stay with his current team, the Toronto Blue Jays. But with Toronto looking for a new starting pitcher, and other teams wanting Ryu, the odds are stacked against him. A return to Korea is highly unlikely at this point.
‘Super agent’ Scott Boras is finally making a move. Ryu Hyun-jin’s agent, Boras, spoke about the players he manages at the Major League Baseball General Managers’ Meeting at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona, on Sept. 9 (KST). When asked by reporters about Ryu Hyun-jin’s future, he first dismissed the possibility of a return to Korea, saying, “I will play in the Major League Baseball next year.”
Boras insisted that there are still many major league teams that want Ryu as a resurgent pitcher this season. “Ryu Hyun-jin came back to the major leagues this season and pitched well. There are teams that want him,” he said. “The demand for him is huge. He wants a team that can compete to be a starter,” he added.굿모닝토토 주소
He mentioned the most important part. “A team that recognizes his value as a starting pitcher is a priority. In a situation where multi-year contracts are not realistic, one-year contracts are more likely. It’s a reflection of the fact that in this atmosphere, any amount of money that is enough to stroke his ego is likely to make him choose his next destination.
Local media outlets are estimating Ryu’s price tag at around $10 million a year (KRW13.2 billion). That’s a lot of money for a starting pitcher with a lot of experience. Ryu’s stability as he emerged from the injury tunnel last season is what makes him so highly valued. Add to that the supportive comments from Boras, a master negotiator, and Ryu’s popularity is on the rise.
Now the season is over, and the Stovepipe is open. While there are a lot of speculations, it is believed that there are seven or eight teams that want Ryu. The possibility of him staying in Toronto has also been raised. Regardless, expectations are not low for the Cy Young Award nominee and league leader in ERA. This outline is based on a solid resurgence.
The Korean Monster was sidelined for more than a year and two months after undergoing his second surgery since entering the major leagues. He overcame a difficult time and came back strong to become a free agent for the second time. Although he is approaching 40 years old and his fastball and relief pitches are not as good as they used to be, he has a high market value because he still has his unique style. Teams looking for ‘low-cost, high-efficiency’ are targeting Ryu.