‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) was selected as a starting pitcher to watch in the free agent market.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s contract with the Toronto Blue Jays ends this year. Ryu Hyun-jin, who not only ranked first in the National League in ERA with 14 wins, 5 losses, and an ERA of 2.32 in 2019 during his time with the LA Dodgers, but also ranked second in the Cy Young Award voting, entered the free agent market after the end of the season and signed with Toronto for four years. He hit a ‘jackpot’ by signing a contract worth 80 million dollars (about 105.8 billion won).
Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent Tommy John surgery last year and returned in August of this year, has appeared in 5 games and is showing off his health with 3 wins, 1 loss, and an ERA of 2.25. How will Ryu Hyun-jin be treated in the free agent market after this season ends?
On the 30th (Korean time), the American New York Post predicted that teams competing for fall baseball next season will actively seek to reinforce starting pitchers, and selected Ryu Hyun-jin as one of the attractive free agent starting pitchers.
The ‘New York Post’ said, “As the number of postseason qualifications has increased to 12, more teams dream of advancing to the postseason and fewer teams are tanking. Therefore, more teams are trying to upgrade in the offseason, and most of them need starting pitchers. “It is done,” he explained. Since last year in the Major League, the number of teams advancing to the postseason has increased from 10 to 12.
The LA Angels’ Shohei Ohtani (29), who was considered the biggest starting pitcher in the upcoming free agent market, is uncertain whether he will continue his ‘dual-do style’ next year as he was recently diagnosed with a ruptured right elbow ligament, and the Texas Rangers’ Max Scherzer (38) has the right to opt out. As they gave up, each club’s options became narrower.
The New York Post mentioned Ohtani and Scherzer, saying, “Ohtani has been diagnosed with a ruptured right elbow ligament, so it looks like he will not be able to pitch next season. Scherzer also decided not to opt out after this season as a condition of transferring to Texas.” .
So which free agent starting pitcher should we pay attention to? The ‘New York Post’ mentioned 7 prospective free agent starting pitchers, including Ryu Hyun-jin.
“It is certain that attractive free agents such as Ryu Hyun-jin, Sonny Gray, Jordan Montgomery, Aaron Nola, Blake Snell, Julio Urias, and Japanese star Yoshinobu Yamamoto, who has both talent and youth, will spark a bidding war,” said the New York Post. View. Most of them are players who are playing full-time this season, but the name of Ryu Hyun-jin, who recently returned, is also included, attracting attention.토토사이트
What are the chances that Ryu Hyun-jin will remain in Toronto? Or he may choose to transfer to another team. In fact, Toronto is a team with a league-leading starting rotation. The ‘New York Post’ said, “Toronto is building a strong 1st to 4th starting lineup, including Kevin Gausman, Jose Berrios, Chris Bassett, and Yusei Kikuchi. Alec Manoa is like a wild card. Last year’s American League Cy Young Award winner, 3rd. “Can he, who was ranked at the top, change after being demoted to the minor league? Prospect Ricky Tidman is also a player to watch,” he said, predicting that Toronto can complete its starting pitching lineup without any special free agent reinforcements.