Can Lee Jung-hoo receive $100 million?”
Lee Jung-hoo leaves Kiwoom for the major leagues in the 2023-2024 offseason. The local agency was also confirmed as Boras Corporation. Now, the interest is Lee Jung-hoo’s new team and the ransom price. It is Lee Jung-hoo’s total ransom that determines the amount of posting that Kiwoom will capture.
In the 2022-2023 offseason, Masataka Yoshida (Boston Red Sox), the same left-handed outfielder as Lee Jeong-hoo, signed a five-year, $85 million contract. Add in the posting amount Boston paid for the Orix Buffaloes, and they end up investing more than $100 million in Yoshida. Anyway, Yoshida didn’t break the $100 million mark. 메이저사이트
Lee Jung-hoo has the advantage of being born in 1998, 5 years younger than Yoshida, born in 1993. On the contrary, there is also a variable that he is from the KBO League, which is rated one step lower than Japan. Even in the US, opinions are divided as to whether Lee Jung-hoo will receive 100 million dollars for his ransom alone in the coming winter.
Kiwoom is preparing for the new season at Salt River at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, where the Arizona Diamondbacks are having spring training. Recently, local officials who are interested in Lee Jung-hoo appear one by one. An official from the San Francisco Giants has already watched Lee Jeong-hoo’s batting practice several times. The official who showed up on the 4th (hereinafter Korean time) was different from the previous official.
I was curious about the gaze of a foreign leader who had served as a minor league command tower and a major league coach, and who knew the major league well. On the 4th, I talked to Hanwha coach Carlos Subero, who I met at Bellbank Park in Mesa, Arizona, USA.
Coach Subero said, “Lee Jung-hoo is a very good player. He is also a player with an excellent understanding of baseball. He has the qualities to be successful no matter which league he plays. However, Lee Jung-hoo continues to be a successful player. If he gets into a slump from the start in a higher level league, it remains to be seen how he will respond. Still, I think he will overcome Lee Jung-hoo.”
In addition, coach Subero predicted that Lee Jung-hoo’s new team would eventually become one of the most active teams in international scouting. Lastly, Lee Jung-hoo was asked for his personal opinion on whether a contract worth 100 million dollars would be possible. At this point, director Subero, who was outspoken, was cautious.
Coach Subero said, “I’m curious about that too,” but “When a major league club signs an international contract, it’s important how eager the club is for the player in question. The bet size will be determined by how much he needs that player.”
In that respect, it is worth watching to see if San Francisco, which has recently been directly watching Lee Jung-hoo, will actually move this fall. I tried to interview a San Francisco official, but he politely declined.