Super Agent Scott Boras (71) is starting to make moves. In just one day, he won four FA contracts. The total amount of contracts for the four players is 59 million U.S. dollars. The time for Ryu Hyun-jin (36), another customer of Boras, is also approaching.
Bob Nightingale, a reporter for USA Today Sports, said on the 24th (Korean time), “It was a great day for Agent Boras,” adding that four FA players he had signed while Adrian Beltre, a longtime customer, was elected to the Hall of Fame.
The news that left-hander James Paxton agreed to a one-year contract worth 11 million U.S. dollars with the Los Angeles Dodgers was first reported. The previous day, it was reported that the contract with the Dodgers was close, and specific terms of the contract were released on the same day. Paxton, who has pitched only 117 ⅔ innings in 25 games due to back, elbow, light bulb, hamstring and knee injuries over the past four years, is 35 years old, but he was treated well with an 11 million dollar contract.
Outfielder Joey Gallo then agreed to a one-year, 5 million-dollar contract with the Washington Nationals. Gallo, who has 198 home runs in his nine Major League seasons, but only has a batting average of around 100 percent (.197) even last year when the restriction on defensive shifts began. Among hitters with 300 or more at-bats, he had 21 home runs, the highest strikeout rate in a single season (42.8 percent), and won a 5 million-dollar contract.
Next, first baseman Rhys Hoskins signed a two-year, 34 million-dollar multi-year contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. The conditions also include opt-out after this season. Hoskins, a right-handed slugger who recorded 148 home runs in six seasons, was sidelined for the season after having surgery for ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during spring training last year. There was a one-year gap, but he laughed as he signed a player-friendly contract with opt-out at an annual average of 17 million dollars.
Left-handed bullpen pitcher Matt Moore will also return to the Los Angeles Angels for 9 million U.S. dollars a year. He left in late August last year when the Angels reorganized his team to avoid paying luxury tax, but he returned after five months. Moore pitched well in 50 games (52 ⅔ innings) with 5 wins, 1 loss and 22 holds with an ERA of 2.56 and received the second best treatment after Aroldis Chapman (Pittsburgh Pirates, 10.5 million dollars per year) among left-handed pitchers this time around.
Boras signed an unexpected large contract (six years and $113 million) between Lee Jung-hoo and the San Francisco Giants early with 20 days left until the posting deadline on the 15th of last month, but existing big leaguer customers did not rush. Pitchers Frankie Montas (Cincinnati Reds, $16 million for one year) and Sean Manaea (New York Mets, $28 million for two years) signed in the new year, but Boras’ key FA customers did not move.
Boras is well-known for his style of playing long-term matches until he gets the offer he wants. He is not easily attracted to the club or time. Meanwhile, four Boras customers agreed on FA contracts on Monday alone, and they began to move in earnest. All four players had their own handicaps, but they were treated better than expected, and Boras’ bargaining power is shining again. 라바카지노주소
Expectations are also high for Boras players’ FA contracts, which remain in the market. Pitchers Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery, Ryu Hyun-jin, infielder Matt Chapman, outfielder Cody Bellinger, and designated hitter J.D. Martinez are still pending contracts. The contract of Borasra Ryu, who moved the team’s semi-class players ahead of others, seems likely to be signed soon. With Paxton, who is tied to a similar level, expected to be the starting point for the contract, attention is focusing on whether the “Boras Magic” will be displayed on Ryu Hyun-jin as well.