Lee Jung-hoo (25), who is aiming to enter the Major League Baseball (MLB), is expected to sign a large contract totaling $90 million (about KRW 118 billion). CBS Sports in the U.S. introduced Lee’s story in one paragraph in its “10 Most Notable MLB Stories” on Sept. 9 (KST). “He’s young, 25, so his best years are ahead of him,” the outlet wrote, predicting that Lee could sign a six-year, $90 million deal with an opt-out after the fourth year, which would allow him to declare free agency.
If Lee ends up signing a contract worth $90 million in total and an average of $15 million per year as projected by the outlet, he would rank second on the all-time list of Korean Major League Baseball contract totals, behind only Choo Shin-soo (now with SSG Rangers), who signed a seven-year, $130 million free agent contract with the Texas Rangers in December 2013.Former MLB star Ryu Hyun-jin signed a four-year, $80 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays in December 2019.If we look at the cases of seniors who made it to the American stage through the KBO’s posting system, the evaluation of Lee Jung-hoo is very favorable .In 2013, Ryu Hyun-jin signed a six-year, $36 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers through the posting system .Among KBO hitters, Kim Ha-seong (San Diego Padres), a Kiwoom Heroes senior, received the most lucrative deal. After the 2020 season, he signed a four-year, $28 million contract with San Diego. That’s an average of $7 million per year .Even when you factor in inflation and MLB player salaries, that’s a lot of money for Lee .CBS Sports also predicted where Lee would end up. “The San Francisco Giants are struggling to find players, and Lee fits the bill,” the outlet explained, “He’s a good defender in center field and has a decent bat, so he’ll play well at Oracle Park, San Francisco’s home ballpark. “The Giants are no stranger to pursuing Lee. General manager Pete Pettitte even traveled to South Korea last month to watch 바카라사이트 Lee play his final regular season game