After the 2023 professional baseball season, Veteran Jeon Joon-woo signed a four-year, 4.7 billion won contract with the original fastball team Lotte Giants, signaling the opening of the free agent market. 토토사이트 An Chi-hong, who belonged to the same Lotte, then signed a contract with the Hanwha Eagles for up to six years and 7.2 billion won, igniting the market. The stove league began to boil as KT Wiz closer Kim Jae-yoon signed with the Samsung Lions for four years and 5.8 billion won.
However, regarding Doosan Bears big shot first baseman Yang Seok-hwan, who was considered the biggest fish in the stove league, 10 days have passed since the FA approval announcement, which allows contracts and negotiations with all clubs, but there is no word.
Yang Seok-hwan, who has been wearing Doosan’s uniform since the 2021 season, has hit 28, 20 and 21 home runs, respectively, in three years. Considering the distance to the fence at Jamsil Stadium, the home stadium, 30 home runs are possible at other stadiums. His batting average and RBIs are not bad either. There is no problem with the first base defense. There were three teams that needed a big gun first baseman. Hanwha, Lotte, and KIA Tigers. Hanwha needed to reinforce its batting lineup, and Lotte and KIA did not have clear first base resources.
However, Hanwha has already completed a dynamite lineup that leads to An Chi-hong, Peraza, Noh Si-hwan, and Chae Eun-sung by catching An Chi-hong and foreign hitter Jonathan Peraza. The lineup has been sufficiently reinforced, and if Yang Seok-hwan comes, overlapping will occur.
Lotte also announced its withdrawal from the external FA market. KIA is also reducing its interest in FA first baseman as Lee Woo-sung volunteers for first base. However, KIA can show interest in Yang Seok-hwan if negotiations with internal FA Kim Sun-bin go awry. Doosan, an elementary fastball team, also seems to be waiting and seeing. Ransom goes up only when there is competition, but the current trend is not in favor of Yang Seok-hwan.
There is another reason why other clubs cannot easily attack Yang Seok-hwan. This is because Yang Seok-hwan was classified as A grade in the FA market. Grade A is a player who ranks within the third place in the team’s annual salary and within the 30th place overall annual salary, and if you recruit from another team, you must compensate the original team with one compensation player and 200% or 300% annual salary. There is no choice but to judge carefully.
Still, the majority say that Yang Seok-hwan can sign a contract of more than 5 billion won on a four-year basis because he is a batter with more than 20 home runs guaranteed in a season. We cannot rule out the possibility that each club will run late after confirming the ransom that does not rise unexpectedly.