“I think I can sign a multi-year contract with good financial terms”
Ryu Hyun-jin (36-Toronto Blue Jays) is expected to sign a multi-year contract, according to local reports. It will be a while before we see Ryu in the KBO.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, listed nine prospective free agents who need to finish the 2023 season well on Aug. 8, and Ryu’s name was among them.
The list includes Matt Chapman (Toronto), Cody Bellinger (Chicago Cubs), Lucas Giolito (Cleveland Cavaliers), Teoscar Hernandez (Seattle Mariners), Aaron Nola (Philadelphia Phillies), Eduardo Rodriguez (Detroit Tigers), Luis Severino (New York Yankees) and Blake Snell (San Diego Padres).
“Elbow ligament splicing surgery → a pain in the ass to get back on track… but Ryu is different”
First, the outlet said, “Usually, it takes a while for pitchers to get back on track after undergoing elbow ligament splicing surgery (Tommy John surgery). However, this is not the case with Ryu.” Ryu is not like other pitchers who have undergone surgery.
“Since coming off the disabled list, Ryu has posted a sparkling 2.65 ERA and 1.06 WHIP (walks allowed per inning) in seven starts and 34 innings. Along the way, Ryu gave a thumbs-up to filling the fifth starter’s spot in the rotation for Alec Manoa, who was sent down to the minors twice this season. He praised Ryu for getting back on track so quickly, unlike most pitchers who return from surgery.
“Now 36, Ryu isn’t going to get a deal like the four-year, $80 million contract he signed the last time he reached free agency,” MLB.com soberly noted. 카지노
Ryu left the Los Angeles Dodgers after the 2019 season to join the Toronto Blue Jays in free agency on a four-year, $80 million contract. Four years later, he’s looking at his second free agent contract as a major leaguer. However, because he is now older than he was four years ago, the media believes that he will not be able to sign a mega contract of the same size.
Still, the outlet believes that Ryu is likely to sign a long-term deal. “However, if he keeps rolling like this he could put himself in line for a lucrative multiyear pact,” MLB.com said.