Will Jeong-hoo Lee, the ‘Grandson of the Wind‘ who played a part in the outfield of the Hero Corps, move to San Francisco?
The American media ‘CBS Sports’ published an article titled ’10 bold predictions for MLB offseason’ on the 9th (Korean time).
Lee Jeong-hoo, who played for Kiwoom Heroes for seven years from 2017 to this year
will challenge the major league this winter using the posting system (private competitive bidding). 먹튀검증사이트
Although the competition between the clubs has not officially begun
the United States is already paying attention to Lee Jung-hoo’s moves.
This media outlet includes ‘Shohei Ohtani may leave the LA Angels’, ‘San Diego Padres may trade outfielder Juan Soto’, ‘Yoshinobu Yamamoto may join the New York team’, ‘Cody Bellinger will return to the Cubs’ ‘, ‘Joy Votto will sign with his hometown team’, ‘Baltimore Orioles will spend less than $50 million on free agent recruitment’, etc.
One of them is that the San Francisco Giants finally get their star, and the protagonist is Lee Jeong-hoo.
CBS Sports said, “Like Yamamoto, Lee Jeong-hoo is only 25 years old, so from the club’s perspective, he will be in his prime.”
Lee Jung-hoo recorded a batting average of 0.318, an on-base percentage of 0.406, and a slugging percentage of 0.455 in 86 games before getting injured this season.
Last year, he hit 23 home runs with a batting average of 0.349, an on-base percentage of 0.421, and a slugging percentage of 0.575.
He also won the league MVP award by allowing more than twice as many walks (66) as strikeouts (32).”
He also predicted, “Lee Jung-hoo is a talented defender who is needed by the Giants
who have had difficulty signing stars.
Additionally, his excellent contact ability will fit well with San Francisco’s home stadium, Oracle Park.”
CBS Sports even mentioned specific ‘conditions’.
The media predicted, “Lee Jung-hoo will receive a total of $90 million (approximately 118 billion won) over six years, and will have the right to exercise opt-out after the fourth year.”
The media expected that San Francisco would boldly open its wallet to recruit Lee Jeong-hoo.
In addition, the day before, another media outlet, Sports Illustrated (SI)
also released a list of the top 50 off-season major league free agents and selected San Francisco as the expected destination for Lee Jung-hoo, who ranked 18th.
So, why is San Francisco constantly mentioned? This is because San Francisco has been moving actively so far.
San Francisco, which belongs to the National League West Division along with the LA Dodgers, Arizona Diamondbacks
San Diego Padres, and Colorado Rockies, experienced the bitter taste of being eliminated from the postseason for two consecutive years.
There was no choice but to desperately feel the need to strengthen the power and further strengthen the outfield.
Meanwhile, Lee Jung-hoo began to attract attention as a card that San Francisco could consider recruiting.
It was predicted that they would be compatible in all aspects, including age and potential.
Not only the local U.S. media, but also the San Francisco team slowly began to take action.
Then, the director visited Korea in person.
San Francisco general manager Pete Putilla came to Korea early last month to check on Lee Jeong-hoo’s physical condition and watched the final home game against the Samsung Lions held at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on October 10. When Lee Jung-hoo came to bat as a pinch hitter
general manager Putilla also stood up and was captured giving a standing ovation with the fans, attracting attention.
The fact that he has already been verified in major international competitions such as the Premier 12
the Olympics, and the World Baseball Classic (WBC) is clearly a plus factor for Lee Jeong-hoo.
Her age in her mid-20s is also an attractive factor.
It is clear that Lee Jeong-hoo’s stock price is rising as interest grows.
It is up to him to decide which team’s uniform he will wear when entering the United States.