The behavior of putting your arms behind your back and supporting the floor only with your feet and head is called ‘Wonsan Bombing’.
In the military, it’s called a kind of stagger, and you can think of it as a combination of the stomach drop and the fever dream.
But during the game, the senior was in front of the junior, with his head in the court and his hands on his hips.
On the 3rd of this month, the Dodram 2023~2024 V-League match between OK Financial Group and Woori Card was held at Ansan Sangroksu Gymnasium in Gyeonggi Province.
The two teams battled fiercely, going to a full set.
Matej exploded for 42 points, including 15 back attacks, four service aces, and two blocks, to help Woori Card win the set 3-2 (25-21 21-25 25-19 28-30 15-13).
In addition to Matej, Woori Card was supported by 16 points from Han Sung-jung and 14 points from Kim Ji-han.
In particular, Han Sung-jeong was the lifeblood of the offense, playing both offense and defense with a high offensive success rate (51.81%) in 13 matches this season.
Her high success rate in timeouts (9th in the league) adds to the versatility of Woori Card’s offense, while her 39.94% receiving efficiency and 1.766 digs per set make her a standout on defense.
That’s sixth best in the league, second only to liberos.
After being traded to KB Insurance and returning after a year and five months, he is indispensable to the team as he is responsible for the offense, defense, and team atmosphere.
However, in this game, Han Sung-jeong hit himself in the head with an ice pick. Why?
In the first set, Han Sung-jung hit a ball from setter Han Tae-joon, but she failed to hit it and saw Han Tae-joon’s face.
Han Tae-joon was blaming himself for his mistake, and when she saw this, Han Sun-jung said, “It’s all my fault,” and slammed her head into the court. 바카라사이트
The teenage setter, Han Tae-joon (19), created a funny situation so that he could play his game without being intimidated.
Seeing this, Han Tae-joon approached Han Sung-jung, laughed with her, and continued to play his game unflinchingly.
Han is a young player in his second year as a professional, having been drafted fourth overall in last year’s rookie draft.
After appearing in 18 matches and 45 sets last season, Han has started every match this season as the starting setter.
With 48 sets in 13 matches, he has already surpassed his numbers from last year.
He averages 12.438 sets per set, which ranks first overall.
However, he is still inexperienced and often falters in crunch time.
That’s why Han Sung-jung made the junior feel at ease with his witty “Wonsan bombing” and “headbutt.
Coach Shin Young-cheol also praised her, saying, “Han Sung-jung has become much more mature in terms of skill and mindset than before she joined KB Insurance.”
LG Twins closer Ko Woo-seok (25) will try out for the major leagues.
As the post was officially announced on the 5th (KST), the situation is now open for negotiations.
Local teams are also showing interest in the pitcher.
Ko is one of the best closers in the KBO. In 2022, he led the league in saves (42).
His 1.48 ERA was also the best among bullpen pitchers.
While his performance this year has been shaken by injuries, with 15 saves in 44 games and a 3.68 ERA, the metrics that give us a glimpse into his power are still respectable.
In particular, his 12.07 strikeouts per nine innings is tops in the league among pitchers with 40 or more innings pitched.
In recent years, Major League Baseball has emphasized not only the big numbers, but also the smaller ones.
In this regard, Ko’s decline this season shouldn’t be a big deal.
On the contrary, his age in his mid-20s gives him a competitive edge in a bullpen market dominated by pitchers in their 30s.
Teams will be looking to see if he can continue to develop in the majors while he’s still young.
Developing a bullpen is a labor of love for any team.
If you want to be good, you need to have a strong back door.
Even rebuilding teams that aren’t looking to win a championship right away pay attention to their bullpen.
Weak starters often have to pick up the slack, and a good bullpen can be a valuable midseason trade chip.
As such, Go will have plenty of options.
Ko’s strength is his four-seam fastball.
He puts pressure on hitters with his powerful four-seam.
This year, his average velocity is down a kilometer from last year (152.5 km), but it’s still above the average velocity of major league bullpen pitchers (152.4 km).
While velocity alone is not a guarantee of success, having the velocity required by the major leagues is a definite plus.
The key to Ko’s success is his off-speed pitches. A bullpen pitcher who works in short innings doesn’t need a lot of pitches.
However, they do need to have a secondary pitch to back up their four-seam.
Baseball America (BA), which specializes in prospects, included Koo in its list of “International Prospects to Watch in the Major Leagues in 2024,” along with Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Lee Jung-hoo. 호텔카지노
He introduced a curveball as his second pitch, though he didn’t think it was as good as it is now.
The same goes for the third pitch, a cutter (locals consider his high-speed slider to be a cutter).
On a 20-80 scale, which is how scouts grade pitches, Koo’s four-seam was a 55, which is above average, but his curve was a 45 and his cutter was a 40. BA said of Ko, “His fastball will give him a chance to be a low-key bullpen arm.
However, his secondary pitches will need to be refined if he wants to move up in the organization.”
The team most closely associated with Ko is the St. Louis Cardinals.
After falling to 71 wins and 91 losses last season, St. Louis is looking to get back on track next year.
They’re looking to improve their bullpen, and Ko could be one of their targets.
Right now, the Reds don’t have a clear closer.
While it’s unlikely that he’ll be a closer right away, the shaky bullpen situation should motivate him.
Elsewhere, Elgie emphasized that he would not “give him away on the cheap.”
The posting system, which has undergone several revisions, has made it harder for clubs to get a big bargain.
In the past, the highest bidder was able to negotiate exclusively, but now all teams are on a level playing field.
Posting fees vary depending on the size of the contract, and it’s hard to go over the “$25 million” threshold, which is where the extra money is calculated.
Contracts that are not worth $25 million pay 20% of the total to the original club.
In December 2019, St. Louis, which signed Kim Kwang-hyun to an $8 million contract, paid the Eskay (SK) Wyverns (now SSG Landers) $1.6 million, or 20% of the total.
Go Woo-seok will be able to play in the major leagues next season, and if he’s determined enough, he’ll be able to make it.
However, I doubt it would make much sense for him to try again as a free agent next year.
If you want to increase your value in the major leagues, you need to be in the major leagues.
It was belatedly revealed that Choi Sol-gyu (28, Yonex)
the silver medalist in badminton men’s doubles at the Hangzhou Asian Games
had been subject to disciplinary proceedings for leaving national team training without permission after drinking.
Choi Sol-gyu has not been able to participate in international competitions since the Asian Games, and his family is protesting that he is “being unfairly excluded from the national team.” 카지노사이트
According to our report on the 5th, Choi Sol-gyu drank alcohol during the BWF (Badminton World Federation) World Tour Korea Open held in Yeosu
Jeollanam-do in July, did not attend national team training the next day, and brought his girlfriend to the national team’s lodgings.
This was caught. Choi Sol-gyu said at the time
I drank because I was upset that my doubles partner Kim Won-ho was injured and could not play in the competition,” and “regardless of the reason
it was my fault for missing training.
The Korea Badminton Association’s Performance Improvement Committee tried to immediately impose disciplinary action on Choi Sol-gyu, but decided to give him a chance until the Asian Games and postponed the disciplinary process. However, he was excluded from training at the Jincheon Athletes’ Village.
Choi Sol-gyu teamed up with Kim Won-ho to win a silver medal at the Asian Games.
Last October, the Performance Improvement Committee decided to suspend him for two years
but accepted the argument that the level was excessive and decided to reconsider without actually making a decision.
Afterwards, Choi Sol-gyu announced his intention to “retire from the national team without playing in next year’s national team selection match scheduled at the end of the year,” and the association explained that it judged that the effectiveness of his disciplinary action had disappeared and did not reconsider.
However, Choi Sol-gyu has not yet submitted his official retirement application to the association, and his family has criticized the association and national team’s actions against Choi Sol-gyu through online communities.
The family said, “It was not a failure to attend training, but rather being late, and although it was a mistake
other players who were also late or did not attend at all were not subject to disciplinary action,” and added
The national team leaders threatened and ostracized Choi Sol-gyu.
He claimed, “Although he was not disciplined in the end, the association is urging him to retire.”
Regarding this, an association official said, “Instead of being kicked out through disciplinary action
we were considering it so that he could end on a good note by retiring on his own, and he agreed to it.
I don’t understand why the family is making such a claim,” he said.
It may be a dissatisfying situation for the family, but Choi Sol-gyu had other violations of regulations in addition to not attending training.”
In the ‘Dodram 2023-2024 V-League’ match between
Heungkuk Life Insurance and Pepper Savings Bank held at Samsan World Gymnasium in Bupyeong-gu 토토사이트
Incheon on the afternoon of the 5th, Heungkuk Life Insurance defeated Pepper Savings Bank
with a set score of 3:0 (25- 16 25-22 25-17) and recorded 9 consecutive wins.
Kim Yeon-kyung and Kim Su-ji of Heungkuk Life Insurance
celebrating their 18th debut anniversary
are smiling while looking at a banner gifted by a fan.
“Will the former KBO MVP change the highest contract amount for a Korean player?”
On the 5th (Korean time), the American media expressed keen interest in free agent outfielder Lee Jeong-hoo (25).
This morning, the KBO was notified by the Major League Secretariat that Lee Jeong-hoo had been posted to 30 major league clubs.
In accordance with the Korea-US Player Contract Agreement
clubs interested in recruiting two players can freely negotiate from 8 a.m. on the 5th to 5 p.m. on January 3 of next year, Eastern time. 먹튀검증
American sports media ‘CBS Sports’ announced this fact and paid attention to whether Lee Jung-hoo could set a new record for the value of a Korean player who entered the major league through the posting system.
Although Lee Jung-hoo is a player who has made a mark in the KBO League
it was pointed out that his agent is Scott Boras.
Boras is famous as the ‘Devil’s Agent’ in the major leagues.
He is a person who always attracts high-paying contracts from major league clubs.
CBS Sports said, ‘Three years ago, the San Diego Padres signed a four-year contract with Kim Ha-seong worth $28 million (about 36.7 billion won).
Among KBO players who came to the Major League through the posting system
the highest contract is Ryu Hyun-jin’s six-year, $36 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in December 2012. Lee Jeong-hoo’s agent is Boras.
Even if the record is not broken, we can look forward to whether Boras can close a contract to break Ryu Hyun-jin’s record,’ the report said.
As Lee Jeong-hoo’s post became known in conjunction with the Major League Winter Meetings, interest is growing even more.
This year’s Winter Meeting will be held in Nashville
Tennessee, USA starting on the 5th. It is an event where officials and agents from all 30 major league clubs gather and free agent contracts often pour in during this period.
San Diego general manager AJ Preller attracted attention by mentioning that he was interested in Lee Jeong-hoo when he met with local American reporters on the first day of the winter meeting.
General Manager Preller, nicknamed ‘Mad Man’, is famous for investing so boldly that some even call him ‘crazy.’
The American sports media ‘The Athletic’ said, ‘Lee Jung-hoo, 25, is famous for his unusual contact ability.
By recruiting Lee Jeong-hoo, he can reinforce the left-handed hitter that San Diego needs.
San Diego can take advantage of having infielder Kim Ha-seong, Lee Jeong-hoo’s former teammate and close friend from his Kiwoom days.
Ha-seong Kim explained that he spent more than a year advising Jeong-hoo Lee on how to adapt to the major league.
He continued, ‘If San Diego completes the Juan Soto and Trent Grisham trade soon, they will be able to recruit multiple outfielders.
Before considering San Diego’s pitching needs, signing Jeong-hoo Lee without trading Soto doesn’t seem financially feasible.
This is because of Lee Jeong-hoo’s age. He added
Lee Jung-hoo will want a multi-year contract worth at least $50 million (approximately 65.7 billion won), and he will also have to pay additional transfer fees to Kiwoom.”
Director Preller said he had been watching Lee Jeong-hoo with interest for a long time.
He said, “We have been watching Lee Jung-hoo for several years.
We used to play on the same team as Kim Ha-seong, and although Lee Jung-hoo did not play the entire season this year, we are familiar with him because we have watched him.”
He continued, “Whether it is KBO or NPB (Japanese Professional Baseball), we are at least preparing for when a player comes on the market.
I think there have been several times over the past few years that we have automatically signed a player from one of the leagues, KBO or NPB.
I think there’s been a lot of talk that we’re going to do it. That’s not true. It’s all based on individual evidence.
But I can definitely say that we are ready,” he added.
In addition to San Diego, Lee Jung-hoo is known to be receiving interest from the San Francisco Giants
New York Yankees, and New York Mets. Before announcing the posting, Boras expressed confidence by saying,
About half of the major league clubs have shown interest in Lee Jung-hoo.”
Lee Jung-hoo joined the Nexen Heroes (now Kiwoom) as a first-round pick in 2017 and played seven seasons in the KBO League until this year
recording a career batting average of 0.340 (1,181 hits in 3,476 at-bats).
Last year, he became the youngest player (23 years, 11 months, 8 days) to achieve 1,000 hits in the fewest games (747 games)
showing his outstanding ability to produce hits. In 2022, he had a career-high season with a batting average of 0.349 (193 hits in 553 at-bats)
an on-base percentage of 0.421, a slugging percentage of 0.575, 23 home runs, and 113 RBIs in 142 games, winning the regular season MVP.
It raises questions about how the big league will evaluate the value of Lee Jeong-hoo
who played an active role as the league’s best hitter for seven seasons in the KBO League, starting with Rookie of the Year in 2017.
Japanese media paid attention to the actions of Lee Jeong-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes)
who attempted to enter the major league through the posting system.
Japanese media ‘Cococora Next’ said on the 5th, “The Major League Winter Meetings will open on the 4th in local time in the United States. 카지노사이트랭크
The leaders of each club, scouts, and agents will gather in one place and complex negotiations will take place,” and “This off-season will be Otani’s first meeting.
The progress of big players such as Shohei, Break Snell, and Yoshinobu Yamamoto are attracting attention.
Lee Jeong-hoo, who is expected to advance to the major leagues, is also attracting quite a bit of attention,” the report said.
On the afternoon of the 4th, Lee Jeong-hoo’s former team, Kiwoom Heroes, said, “Lee Jeong-hoo’s posting (private competitive bidding) notice to the American Major League (MLB) will be announced on December 4th, Eastern time,” and “We hope to recruit Lee Jeong-hoo starting the day after the posting notice.
We will begin full-scale negotiations for 30 days with 30 major league clubs,” the official announced.
Kiwoom general manager Ko Hyeong-wook said, “We support Lee Jeong-hoo’s future as he is qualified for posting and takes on the challenge of heading to a bigger stage,” and conveyed the message that he hopes the player will smoothly reach a contract with a big league club.
The 30 MLB teams can negotiate a contract with Lee Jung-hoo from 8 a.m. (US Eastern time) the day after the posting until 5 p.m. on the 30th day. Accordingly
the start of negotiations for Lee Jeong-hoo’s entry into the MLB will be at 8 a.m. on the 5th, Eastern time (10 p.m. on the 5th, Korean time).
The negotiation expiration date is 5 p.m. on the 3rd of next month
Eastern time in the United States (7 a.m. on the 4th of next month, Korean time).
On the afternoon of the 5th, the KBO was notified by the Major League Secretariat that it had announced its intention to post about Lee Jeong-hoo and LG Twins pitcher Ko Woo-seok to 30 big league clubs.
In accordance with the Korea-US player contract agreement, major league clubs interested in recruiting Lee Jeong-hoo and Ko Woo-seok can begin negotiations with the two players starting at 8 a.m. on December 5 (UTC). The contract deadline is January 3rd of next year at 5pm (Eastern US time).
If Lee Jeong-hoo does not sign with a major league club within the designated period, the posting will end.
In this case, Lee Jung-hoo cannot be posted until November 1st of next year
but considering the interest in Lee Jung-hoo in the United States, a ‘jackpot’ contract is expected to be a strong possibility.
The Japanese media is also watching Lee Jeong-hoo’s moves with interest.
He gave Lee Jeong-hoo a high evaluation, comparing him to Japanese baseball legend Ichiro Suzuki.
Coincidentally, it is also known that the player Lee Jeong-hoo admired most during his youth was Ichiro.
‘Cococora Next’ said, “Lee Jeong-hoo, the treasure of Korean baseball, is now 25 years old.
Because he has a lot of room for growth and potential
it is inevitable that various teams will compete to recruit him in the posting,” and “Already signed by the San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, and San Diego Padres.
the New York Mets, etc. are known to be showing interest.”
He also said, “Lee Jung-hoo is a genius called ‘Korea’s Ichiro’ for his outstanding baseball sense. In the 2022 season
he won two awards as the batting leader and the RBI leader
and was even named MVP of the regular season,” according to the American baseball site ‘MLB Trade Rumors’.
It is expected that Lee Jung-hoo will sign a five-year contract worth a total of $50 million (about 65.6 billion won).
American super agent Scott Boras signed a contract with Lee Jung-hoo,” he said.
Another Japanese media outlet, Sports Hochi, also said, “Korea’s Lee Jung-hoo and Go Woo-seok have completed their posting applications with the goal of advancing to the Major League.
Lee Jung-hoo is the son of Lee Jong-beom, who played for the Chunichi Dragons.
He has been selected as an outfielder in the KBO League for five consecutive years until last year.
I won the Golden Glove,” he said.
Sponich Annex’ also said, “According to American media reports
many teams, including the San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, and New York Yankees
are interested in recruiting Lee Jung-hoo,” and added, “Lee Jong-beom boasts quick feet and sophisticated hitting.
He will be selected as the 2022 KBO League MVP.
It went up,” he said.
Lee Jeong-hoo graduated from Whimoon High School in 2017 and began his professional career by joining Kiwoom Heroes as a first-round pick.
Until his amateur days, he was more famous as the son of his father
Lee Jong-beom, but after he entered the KBO league
Lee Jung-hoo himself became one of the brightest figures in Korean baseball history.
Lee Jung-hoo has established himself as the team’s starting outfielder since his first year of debut.
He appeared in all 144 regular league games and hit hard with a batting average of 0.324 (179 hits in 552 at-bats), 2 home runs, 47 RBIs, 12 stolen bases, and an OSP of 0.812.
He not only broke the record for the most hits in a single season by a KBO high school rookie hitter
but also won the Rookie of the Year title.
Lee Jeong-hoo became a ‘monster’ as the years passed.
As if laughing at the ‘sophomore jinx’, he continued his growth with a batting average of 0.355 (163 hits in 459 at-bats)
6 home runs, 57 RBI, 11 stolen bases in 109 games in the 2018 season, his second year, and an OPS of 0.889.
This year, he participated in the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, won a gold medal
received special military service exemption, and even won the Golden Glove in the outfield category.
Lee Jung-hoo surpassed himself in the 2019 season as well.
In 140 games, he had a batting average of 0.336 (193 hits in 574 at-bats)
6 home runs, 68 RBIs, 13 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.842
solidifying his position as the league’s top left-handed hitter.
He even improved his slugging ability, which was assessed as lacking in the 2020 season. In 140 games
he hit a double-digit home run for the first time in his debut with a batting average of 0.333 (181 hits in 544 at-bats)
15 home runs, 101 RBI, 12 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.921.
In the 2021 season, with a batting average of 0.360 (167 hits in 464 at-bats) in 123 games, 7 home runs, 84 RBI, 10 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.959, major detailed statistics excluding home runs and stolen bases hit career highs.
By winning the title of batting champion, he and his father Lee Jong-beom (1994 season MVP, batting average 0.393, 196 hits, 19 home runs, 77 RBI, 84 stolen bases)
made a wonderful history as the first father-son batting champions in professional baseball in Korea, the United States, and Japan.
Lee Jung-hoo became more of a monster in the 2022 season.
In 142 games, he completely dominated the KBO League with a batting average of 0.349 (193 hits in 553 at-bats), 23 home runs, 113 RBIs, 5 stolen bases, and an OPS of 0.996. He rose to prominence by winning the batting title for two consecutive years and even holding the regular league MVP trophy.
Lee Jeong-hoo had the misfortune of being on the operating table due to an ankle injury as soon as the second half of the regular season began this season, but his performance was top-tier in the KBO league with a batting average of 0.318 (105 hits in 330 at-bats), 6 home runs, 45 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.861 in 86 games.
Lee Jeong-hoo’s experience in all major international competitions under the Taegeuk flag since his professional debut is also an element that can appeal to major league clubs. He performed well in the 2019 WBSC Premier 12 with a batting average of 0.385 (10 hits in 26 at-bats), 4 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.061, and was selected as one of the best 11 players in the competition.
He also played a key role in the national team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. In particular, he left a strong impression by hitting a double against Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Japan’s special pitcher, in the semifinals against Japan.
He also hit hard at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) held in March of this year with a batting average of 0.429 (6 hits in 14 at-bats), 5 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.071. In the Korea-Japan match, he showed off his prowess as an international hitter by hitting a timely hit against Japan’s ace Yu Darvish.
An interesting point to watch is whether Kiwoom can produce another big leaguer. Kiwoom already has a precedent of sending three players to the United States through the posting system.
Kiwoom transferred Kang Jung-ho to the Pittsburgh Pirates after the 2014 season, Park Byeong-ho to the Minnesota Twins after the 2015 season, and Kim Ha-seong to the San Diego Padres after the 2020 season.
Kang Jung-ho crossed the Pacific Ocean with Kiwoom receiving a posted transfer fee of $5,020,150 (approximately 6.52 billion won), and Park Byeong-ho received a posted transfer fee of $12.85 million (approximately 16.86 billion won).
In the case of Kim Ha-seong, he signed with San Diego after the revision of the posting contract agreement between the KBO and the Major League Baseball office in 2018. If the contract size is less than $25 million, the transfer fee is 20% of the contract amount. If it is in the range of $25 million to $50 million, the transfer fee is 17.5% of the amount exceeding $25 million and $5 million, which is 20% of the $25 million1 standard point in this range.
If the contract size exceeds $50 million, the transfer fee is 15% of the amount exceeding $50 million and $50 million is divided into two sections: $5 million, which is 20% of the first $25 million, and $4,375,000, which is 17.5% of the remaining $25 million. It is the sum of all three.
As Kim Ha-seong signed a four-year contract with San Diego worth $28 million (about 36.3 billion won), Kiwoom earned $5.52 million (about 7.2 billion won) in posting money.
Kim Hak-bum will lead Jeju United.
Jeju announced on Friday that it has appointed Kim Hak-bum, one of the most prominent names in Korean soccer, as its 17th head coach.
The length of the contract was not disclosed by mutual agreement between the club and Kim.
Kim has coached professional soccer teams such as Seongnam Ilhwa (2005-2008), Henan Jianye (China-2010), Gangwon FC (2012-2013), Seongnam FC (2014-2016), and Gwangju FC (2017), and led South Korea to gold at the 2028 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang. 카지노사이트가이드
He also served as Korea’s head coach at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“We expect Kim to communicate with the future of Jeju, including Kim Gun-woong, whom he coached at the Asian Games, as well as Seo Jin-soo and Lee Ki-hyuk, to help them reach their full potential,” Jeju said.
“Jeju is a good team, but we need to transform into a strong team that can strike fear into our opponents,” said Kim Hak-beom through the club.
Jeju is a young and promising team.
We will try to make sure that their strength comes out on the field.”
Choi Jeong 9-dan (27) has reached the top of the Wu Cheng Wen Bae.
Choi defeated Japan’s Rina Fujisawa (25) by a hundred moves in 158 moves in the second game of the third final of the 6th World Women’s Go Championship at the Wu Chengyuan Hall in Fuzhou, China, on Wednesday.
The prize money was 500,000 yuan ($90,000).
Choi has won the tournament three times, including the second and fourth titles.
He also holds both the prestigious international Senko and Wu Chengyuan titles. 카지노사이트가이드
Choi pressured her opponent’s black in a midgame left-handed battle and captured the black hemp to secure the win.
The A.I. predictions gave White an advantage of more than 42 points in the endgame.
After winning Game 1 the day before, Choi said, “I’m in good shape.
I feel more relaxed after winning Game 1, so I think I can play better in Game 2,” he said, and his performance proved it.
In terms of their head-to-head record, Choi was one step ahead with 13 wins and 4 losses.
Organized by the China Go Association and the Fuzhou Municipal People’s Government, Wu Chengwenbai’s runner-up prize is 200,000 yuan.
The time limit is two hours and five one-minute second readings.
Shohei Ohtani will face Kim Ha-seong at the Gocheok Dome?
It’s a sign of things to come.
The New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Boston Red Sox have withdrawn from the bidding for Ohtani, MLB.com, the website of Major League Baseball, reported on Wednesday (Nov. 3), citing multiple sources.
The teams had been in the running to sign Ohtani, who is out of contract with the Los Angeles Angels.
However, they seem to have backed off as his asking price has risen to more than $500 million.
The Angels, along with the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, and Toronto Blue Jays, are among the teams still in the running for Ohtani.
The San Francisco Giants are also considered a dark horse.
Canadian sports outlet Sportsnet, citing local sources, reported that “negotiations between Ohtani and several clubs are virtually in the final stages, and contacts will be made with his agent at the upcoming Winter Meetings.
The Dodgers are believed to be the frontrunners in the race to sign him.
The Dodgers are considered to be one of the best-funded teams in the National League.
The team’s geographical location on the Pacific coast, close to Japan, and the large number of Japanese fans in Los Angeles have also made it a favorite among Japanese players in the past. 카지노사이트가이드
Above all, the fact that the Dodgers are a championship team, which is what Ohtani aspires to, is likely to be an important consideration in negotiations.
The theory that the Dodgers waited out last year’s free agency to get him is also gaining traction.
If Ohtani does end up in a Dodger uniform, his official starting point will be South Korea.
The Dodgers will open the 2024 season with a two-game series against Kim’s San Diego Padres on March 21-22 at Gocheok SkyDome.
It will be the first time a Major League Baseball opening game will be held in South Korea.
Japan is the only country in Asia to host a major league opening game.
With a long history of hosting the U.S.-Japan series, Japan has consistently attracted major league openers to the Tokyo Dome.
The decision to open the season in South Korea was made by Major League Baseball to globalize baseball and rethink the game’s box office.
With Ohtani’s move to the Dodgers now in sight, it is becoming a stage that not only Korea, but Japan and the United States are paying attention to.
Ohtani is a fan favorite not only in the United States and Japan, but also in Korea.
He won the Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year, the home run title, and the MVP with his pitching and hitting style.
In addition to his good looks, Otani exemplifies all the virtues of a professional athlete, such as creating a plan for his own success from a young age and executing it, and maintaining a clean personal life on and off the field.
If Ohtani’s first game after his transfer is played in South Korea, the box office and ripple effect is expected to be explosive.