Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) is showing off his stability with an ERA of around 2 points after returning from elbow surgery. Local media analyzed that the 2023 season, in which he is entering the final year of his contract, is the right time for Toronto to win the championship.메이저놀이터
On the 18th (Korean time), the American media outlet ‘Bleacher Report’ selected and ranked the clubs most urgently needed to win the World Series among the teams likely to advance to the 2023 Major League Postseason. Toronto ranked 5th, following 1st place Milwaukee Brewers, 2nd place Texas Rangers, 3rd place Tampa Bay Rays, and 4th place Seattle Mariners. 1st to 4th place are teams that have not yet won a World Series championship ring.
Unlike the other four teams, Toronto won the World Series twice (1992, 1993). But the recent wins are a distant past. Since 1993, he has not had any relationship with the presidential office for 30 years. In 2015, they won the American League East Division with 93 wins in one season, but lost to the Kansas City Royals in the championship series and their advance to the World Series was canceled.
The media said, “Toronto’s Matt Chapman, Whit Merrifield, Kevin Kiermaier, Brandon Belt, Ryu Hyun-jin, and Jordan Hicks will qualify as free agents in the upcoming offseason. In addition, after the 2025 season, we will have to lose Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette, Danny Jansen, Jordan Romano, etc. or invest a lot of money to retain them,” he said. “Chris Bassett, George Springer, and Kevin Gausman are all in good shape thanks to large contracts.” “I’m spending the 2025 season in Toronto, but I’m not getting any younger,” he said, explaining the background to Toronto’s challenge for the presidency this year.
Bleacher Report continued, “There is an atmosphere in the Toronto team that says it’s now or never to win. The reason Toronto feels that way is because they haven’t won a championship since the early 90s. “There have been times in the offseason where they were considered World Series contenders, but they have not won more than 93 games in a season since 1993,” he added.
What is most welcome is the changed evaluation of Ryu Hyun-jin. After returning from injury, she pitched beyond expectations and was designated as a key member to lead Toronto to victory this year. He, who had lost his presence during his long-term rehabilitation, has risen to the ranks of key starting resources again after breaking through the 7% chance of a comeback.
Will Toronto be able to have a fall worthy of the assessment that “this year is the right time to win?” I am also curious about the finale of Ryu Hyun-jin, who is at the center of it all.