“You can try to trade from a weak team… Resources to strengthen rotation for a strong team as well.”
There has been advice that Ryu Hyun-jin (36), who is considering his destination for the 2024 season, should sign a short-term one-year contract with an American professional baseball (MLB) club.
Although Ryu Hyun-jin returned from an elbow injury in August of last year and proved his competitiveness, he cannot yet completely erase concerns about his durability. 카지노사이트
Ryu Hyun-jin pitched 52 innings in 11 games in the 2023 season, recording 3 wins, 3 losses, and an average ERA of 3.46.
Jim Borden, who served as general manager of the Cincinnati Reds and Washington Nationals, predicted the destinations of the top 10 free agents (FA) in a column for The Athletics on the 14th (Korean time).
Borden ranked Ryu Hyun-jin 8th among all unsigned free agents.
Borden said, “Hyun-Jin Ryu left a deep impression by giving up 3 or less runs in 9 of the 11 games he started after returning,” adding, “He went 5 innings in 6 games and went 6 innings once.”
He went on to explain, “The speed of the fastball was 87 to 89 miles per hour, and the hitting percentages of the changeup and cut fastball were 0.276 and 0.238, respectively.”
Borden said, “Ryu Hyun-jin looks healthy,” but predicted, “Due to the risk of injury, he will have to accept a one-year contract.”
At the same time, he analyzed, “It may be wise to sign with a team that has little chance of winning,” and “If he shows the same pitching as last year in the first half of the 2024 season, he may be traded to another team.”
Candidate destinations mentioned were the Pittsburgh Pirates, Washington Nationals, and Los Angeles Angels, where Bae Ji-hwan is located.
If Ryu Hyun-jin fully utilizes his value as a trade item, he can change into a strong team uniform in the second half of the season.
In addition, Borden said, “Even among teams with a high probability of winning, if multiple starting pitchers suffer from injuries, age, or skill issues, the rotation can be strengthened by recruiting Ryu Hyun-jin,” citing the New York Yankees, Milwaukee Brewers, and St. Louis Cardinals as examples.
Meanwhile, Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery, who are considered higher-ranking free agents than Ryu Hyun-jin, are likely to head to the Yankees and Texas Rangers, respectively, Borden analyzed.