The possibility has been raised that Korean Monster Ryu Hyun-jin (37) could be heading to the Miami Marlins after the San Diego Padres. Ransom was also highly praised.
Miami fan media “Malin Maniac” insisted on the necessity of recruiting Ryu Hyun-jin in an article titled “Can the Miami Marlins recruit Ryu Hyun-jin?” on the 22nd (Korea time).
“Ryu Hyun-jin has been an All-Star in the National League for the past 10 years and has also been nominated for the Cy Young Award,” Marlin Maniac said. “If we can recruit Ryu Hyun-jin, a short-term contract will also be meaningful.”
Ryu has become the second free agent player in his Major League career since the end of the 2023 season. With his four-year contract with Toronto ending, which he signed with the Toronto Blue Jays for a total of 80 million U.S. dollars ahead of the 2020 season, he received another evaluation from the market following four years ago. The Toronto Blue Jays did not unexpectedly recruit Ryu.
Ryu is now in the midst of his career’s biggest crisis as he underwent Tommy John Surgery meant to link tendons in his elbow in 2022. However, he made his return to the Major League in August last year after surviving a year of bleeding rehabilitation.
Ryu quickly recovered his skills. Ryu received a satisfactory report card of three wins, three losses and an ERA of 3.46 in 52 innings in 11 games. Ryu made a significant contribution to Toronto’s advance to the postseason by winning the last wild card competition in the regular season.
Ryu`s fastball speed and pitching power declined compared to his heyday, but it was not a big problem. He proved his competitiveness based on his stable ball control, diverse breaking balls and outstanding game management ability.
Ryu was excluded from Toronto’s postseason entry, however. Toronto did not have Ryu in its 26 wild-card series entry. Ryu ended the 2023 season without additional appearances as Toronto knelt down to the Minnesota Twins for the second straight game.
Ryu Hyun-jin was born in 1987 and turned 37 this year, but many say his skills are still attractive. Given the recent trend of the Major League transfer market, where the value of starting pitchers is increasing day by day, it is expected that he will be able to find a new nest easily.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s agent Scott Boras also said, “Big league teams are very interested in Ryu Hyun-jin” after being asked about him at a meeting of the heads of 30 major league teams in Scottsdale, Arizona, in November last year.
When he watched Game 5 of the Korean Series between the LG Twins and the KT Wiz at Jamsil Baseball Stadium in Seoul in November last year, he avoided giving an immediate answer on his future course of action. He said he left everything to his agent. Up until then, no one had expected that Ryu’s destination would be in mystery. 월카지노
However, news of Ryu’s contract has yet to be heard even in the new year. Despite his strong connection with the New York Mets, who needed to strengthen their starting lineup, the Mets acquired left-hander Sean Manaea, born in 1992, instead of Ryu. Sean Manaea signed a two-year, total contract worth 28 million U.S. dollars with the Mets.
Recently, the U.S. media Blitzer Report raised the possibility of Ryu Hyun-jin staying in Toronto in an article titled “Reset the Starting FA Market under the contracts of Shota Imana and Marcus Stroman,” but Toronto has not made any concrete moves.