It has been said that Ryu Hyun-jin (36, FA)’s next destination is Kim Ha-sung’s San Diego Padres. Last Word On Sports announced the above on the 7th (Korea Standard Time). The media coolly evaluated Ryu Hyun-jin and made his breakup with the Toronto Blue Jays a fact.
Ryu Hyun-jin returned for the first time in a year and two months this season, finished Tommy John surgery and rehabilitation, and showed off his strong performance. He won three games, lost three, and posted a 3.46 ERA in 11 games. However, in September, he lost two games and had a 5.40 ERA in six games, and was pushed back to the fifth starting lineup. He failed to even make the wild card series entry in the best-of-three series.
Ryu’s strengths and weaknesses are clear. Last Word On Sports did not clearly mention this, but evaluated it as a pitcher who is no longer suitable for Toronto. “Ryu Hyun-jin was not a solid pitcher. “I wasn’t a pitcher who showed overwhelming performance,” he said.
Last Word On Sports continued, “It doesn’t make sense for Toronto to keep Ryu Hyun-jin in terms of quality pitching by a starter. Even so, I can admit the effort that Ryu Hyun-jin brought to the team. Overall, it still needs to be acknowledged by Toronto fans. However, it is in the best interest to get Ryu Hyun-jin to walk out. He will find a better home to thrive better as a pitcher.”
Toronto can confirm the fifth starter as it is if Alek Manoah can be revived next year. In the long run, we also need to make room for left-hander Ricky Tidman. There is no reason to keep Ryu Hyun-jin, who is in his late 30s, on a short-term contract. 토토사이트
San Diego, mentioned by Last Word On Sports, needs to recruit four to five starters. FA Blake Snell is certain to move. Darvish Yu and Joe Musgrove failed to complete the season due to elbow and shoulder issues. Both look capable of a healthy return next year, but need to be prepared for the worst. Michael Waka, who has a one-plus-three-year contract, has not been confirmed.
In other words, there is a lot of uncertainty in the starting lineup in many ways compared to the high-profile lineup. There is plenty of room to set Ryu Hyun-jin on a one or two-year contract. He is trying to match his team’s payroll from about $250 million this year to $200 million next year, but Ryu Hyun-jin’s contract is likely not to have a significant impact.
If Ryu Hyun-jin actually signs a contract with San Diego, he will share a room with Kim Ha-sung. The two players represented Korean baseball, but they had no different contact points. This is because Kim Ha-sung joined the Heroes after Ryu Hyun-jin advanced to the Major League. For three years in the Major League, he was in another league and district and had no chance to face off. Major League Baseball has scheduled all teams to face each other at least two to three times from this season, but Ryu Hyun-jin returned after the showdown between Toronto and San Diego, and the showdown did not take place again.
It is a good environment for Ryu Hyun-jin as well. It is easy to accumulate wins by receiving buffs from San Diego’s batting lineup, which is full of special hitters. San Diego’s solid infield defense, led by Kim Ha-sung, is also attractive. Kim Ha-sung can help Ryu Hyun-jin win in offense and defense.