There are already about 10 clubs that can embrace Ryu Hyun-jin this offseason, including the Pittsburgh Pirates, Boston Red Sox, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Minnesota Twins, and Detroit Tigers.헤라카지노
Recently, the San Diego Padres emerged as Ryu Hyun-jin’s new expected destination, and on the 22nd (Korean time), it was predicted that Miami could recruit Ryu Hyun-jin.
Miami fan media Marlin Maniac claimed in an article titled “Will the Miami Marlins sign Ryu Hyun-jin? It could be a short-term solution to strengthening the pitching staff,” that Ryu should sign a one-year contract.
The media reported, “Marlins recruited Johnny Cueto last year with an annual salary of $8.5 million and a club option of $10.5 million in 2024. For Ryu Hyun-jin, a similar contract that includes incentives and options, could that be enough?,” adding, “The Boras Group wants a multi-year contract, but that’s a difficult task and a one-year contract could be possible.”
Local media have been predicting that Ryu can sign a one-year or “1+1 year” contract in a way that includes incentives throughout the offseason. The media also insisted on the same contract method.
Sandy Alcantara has received Tommy John Surgery after last season and is only focused on rehabilitation this season. AP Yonhap News
Miami’s ace, Sandy Alcantara, will not be able to take the mound this season. Alcantara, the winner of the 2022 National League Cy Young Award, coincidentally received the same Tommy John Surgery Award as Ryu Hyun-jin after the end of last season. The surgery takes 12 to 18 months to rehabilitate.
“Ryu Hyun-jin fits well as Alcantara’s replacement for one year, which is a win-win contract for the Marlins and Ryu Hyun-jin,” Marlin Maniac said. “Ryu returned to the team last year and recorded an ERA of 3.46 and a WHIP of 1.288 in 11 games. However, his ERA is not enough to give him confidence that his salary as a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers is worth it.”
The media said, “Ryu still has a lot of capabilities. It would make sense for the Marlins if they were willing to accept a two-year contract or a one-year contract that includes incentives and player options,” adding, “Of course, it depends on how many fielders the Marlins get by sending out one pitcher in a trade, which could be more important here.”
In order for Miami to recruit Ryu, it must trade the existing Jesus Luzardo or Edward Cabrera first. AP Yonhap News
The Miami Marlins is reportedly seeking a trade with Jesus Luzardo or Edward Cabrera. This means that only when the trade is made, Ryu’s recruitment can be materialized. After all, it can be seen as a prospect that contains the hope unique to the fan media.
On the previous day, “Inside the Padres,” a San Diego fan site under Sports Illustrated, claimed Ryu was recruited. Citing New York Post columnist John Hayman, he said, “The Padres have no left-hander in their rotation. According to reports, he is examining multiple veteran starters,” adding, “Ryu is an excellent pitcher if he is healthy. He posted an overall ERA of 3.27 and returned from elbow surgery to post an ERA of 3.46 last year.”
In an interview with the U.S. on the 20th, San Diego’s Korean infielder Kim Ha-sung expressed hope, saying, “I want to play with Hyunjin. It is an honor in itself. Hyunjin is a tremendous veteran and helps the team.”
However, attention is drawn to the fact that Baltimore was mentioned as a team that could target Ryu. “If Baltimore fails to recruit a starting pitcher through trade, it can strengthen its rotation through the FA,” MLB.com said. “Jordan Montgomery, James Paxton, and Ryu Hyun-jin are still available,” John Hayman said.
Baltimore is not a club that can afford to spend huge amounts of money. This is why the team is focusing on trade. However, chances of a trade do not appear high. Even if the team is focused on the free agent market, recruitment of top-class starters who have to pay more than 100 million U.S. dollars like Montgomery or Blake Snell is in limbo. For this reason, some people are mentioning Ryu, who is paid about 10 million dollars a year.
However, there have been no reports that a specific team offered Ryu. Of course, behind-the-scenes negotiations are underway as agent Scott Boras said multiple teams have shown keen interest in Ryu. As the opening of the spring training is only a month away, it is time to draw a conclusion.