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“It would be nice to have it, but it’s a waste of a large amount”… “FA Gye-reuk” big gun first baseman Yang Seok-hwan

After the 2023 professional baseball season, “Veteran” Jeon Joon-woo (37) signed a four-year, 4.7 billion won contract with the original fastball team Lotte Giants, signaling the opening of the free agent (FA) market. An Chi-hong (33), 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 (33) signed with the Samsung Lions for four years and 5.8 billion won. 에볼루션 바카라사이트

However, regarding Doosan Bears’ big shot first baseman Yang Seok-hwan (32), 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, over the past three years. Considering the distance to the fence at Jamsil Stadium, which is his home stadium, 30 home runs are sufficient at other stadiums. His batting average and RBIs are not bad either. Defending first base also has no problem. Three teams needed big first baseman. Hanwha, Lotte, and KIA Tigers. Hanwha needed to reinforce its batting lineup, while Lotte and KIA did not have clear first base resources.

Hanwha, however, has already completed its dynamite lineup, which consists of An Chi-hong, Peraza, Noh Si-hwan, and Chae Eun-seong, by catching An Chi-hong and foreign hitter Jonathan Peraza. The lineup has been sufficiently strengthened, and if Yang Seok-hwan comes, overlapping results will occur.

In addition, Lotte declared its withdrawal from the external FA market. KIA is also reducing its interest in FA first baseman as Lee Woo-sung volunteers to play first base. However, Kia could show interest in Yang Seok-hwan if negotiations with internal FA Kim Sun-bin go awry. Doosan, which is an original fastball team, also seems to wait and see. Ransom only rises when competition is held, but the current trend is not going in favor of Yang Seok-hwan.

There is another reason why other teams cannot easily attack Yang. This is because Yang has been classified as an A grade in the FA market. A grade is within the third place in annual salary within a team, and if a player is recruited from another team, he or she must compensate the original team with one compensation player and 200 percent or 300 percent of annual salary. The team has no choice but to make a careful judgment.

Still, the majority say that Yang Seok-hwan can sign a contract worth more than 5 billion won on a four-year basis, as he is a batter with more than 20 home runs guaranteed in a season. The possibility cannot be ruled out that each club will belatedly run after confirming the ransom that does not rise unexpectedly cannot be ruled out.


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