“Lee Jeong-hoo, 4 years, $60 million or 5 years, $80 million” Good defense and power
San Francisco Giants or New York Yankees?
Will Lee Jung-hoo’s recruitment fight spread to a two-way race between San Francisco and the Yankees? Here’s a summary of the U.S. media reports over the past few weeks. As general manager Pete Putila watched Lee Jung-hoo’s farewell match in the KBO League, it would feel like a lie to say that San Francisco is not active in recruiting Lee Jung-hoo.
The Yankees are just as interested in Lee Jung-hoo as San Francisco. Some media outlets predicted that the winner of the recruiting battle for Lee Jung-hoo would be the Yankees, not San Francisco. The logic is that Lee Jeong-hoo is the right person as the batting lineup has been so poor this year and the outfield needs to be strengthened. 스포츠토토
John Heyman of the New York Post predicted the salaries of major free agents on the 18th (Korean time). Introducing Lee Jeong-hoo as the 11th player, he said, “He has good defense and power.” Lee Jeong-hoo’s hitting is focused on contact, but his power is not low. Not only is he good at hitting, but he also has good defense. He also had the best defense as a center fielder in the KBO League.
Heyman suggested three things regarding Lee Jeong-hoo’s ransom. First of all, the expert opinion is 4 years and $40 million. In fact, there were some in Korea who expected this level. However, it feels like Lee Jeong-hoo’s value has increased further as CBS Sports predicts $90 million over five years, following The Athletic’s $56 million over four years and $63 million over five years from ESPN.
Heyman said other experts’ opinions were 5 years and $80 million. So what does Heyman think of himself? He has 4 years and $60 million. No other reason was provided. He made a cool-headed assessment of the continued hospitality.
On the 13th, Lee Jeong-hoo visited Jamsil Stadium in Seoul, where the 5th game of the Korean Series between LG Twins and KT Wiz was held. It was the last public activity recently. The Athletic also reported that he will soon go to Boras Corporation headquarters to exercise. As LG coach Lee Jong-beom decided to leave the team at the end of this season and go to the United States for training, it seems that it will be a great help to Lee Jeong-hoo.