“Dodgers’ 1.5 trillion-won all-time runaway.” Why is Boras laughing?… “Loser gather.”

“Prepare for the season of Scott Boras.”

The U.S. sports media “The Athletic” said on the 22nd (Korea time) that “the time for Boras has come” when the destination of Yamamoto Yoshinobu (25), the biggest FA pitcher, was set this winter. The U.S. media reported in unison that “Yamamoto signed a 12-year, $325 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.”

The Los Angeles Dodgers already laughed hard once when it caught Shohei Ohtani (29), the biggest free agent in the history of pitching and batting, for 10 years and 700 million U.S. dollars, becoming the biggest winner of the Stove League this time as it even won the battle for Yamamoto. It even signed a five-year, 135 million-dollar extension contract with starter Tyler Glasnow (30) who was recently acquired in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays. The money that was poured into the three players, Ohtani, Yamamoto and Glasnow alone, amounted to 1.16 billion dollars. It is no exaggeration to say that it is the all-time runaway.

Boras has been representing major FA customers this winter, but failed to fill in the biggest names such as Ohtani and Yamamoto. Ohtani signed the highest contract in the U.S. professional sports history, while Yamamoto created the highest amount of pitcher FA history, surpassing Garrett Cole (New York Yankees)’s nine-year, 324 million dollars. The 12-year contract is the longest ever by a pitcher in FA history. “Devil Agent” Boras had no choice but to simply watch the historical contract between Ohtani and Yamamoto that he could not lead as a third party.

Boras, who was crouching hard, is likely to show off his demonic temperament in earnest. In fact, the contract with outfielder Lee Jung-hoo has already made some fun. In the bid to recruit Ohtani, not only the Dodgers but also the San Francisco Giants and the Toronto Blue Jays rushed to the last minute and proactively put in offers. Even San Francisco promised the same 10-year, 700 million-dollar deal as the Dodgers, but was not selected. Moreover, the Dodgers is a mountain that San Francisco must overcome in the National League West, and it has lost the best capacity to reinforce in the current FA market. Of course, it felt a great sense of loss.

Boras took advantage of the heartbroken San Francisco mentality to lead Lee Jung-hoo’s big deal. San Francisco promised Lee Jung-hoo a six-year, $113 million (about 146.9 billion won) deal on the 13th, a day after Ohtani officially announced the contract with the Dodgers. Lee Jung-hoo’s market price, which the U.S. media expected, was around 50 million dollars (65 billion won) for four years. The U.S. media analyzed the contract as “overpay” in unison, far exceeding the expected amount.

ESPN said, “San Francisco, which was aiming for Otani, pushed for a contract with Lee Jung-hoo when Ohtani confirmed his move to the Dodgers. San Francisco has tried to recruit a major FA over the past two years, but it was either canceled (Aaron Judge) or invalidated (Carlos Correa agreed to a 13-year contract and then turned over due to medical testing problems), adding that it has spent a lot of money on Lee Jung-hoo as it has been missing out in the market.

The Athletic said, “San Francisco couldn’t afford to finish second every time it bid for the FA they craved, even for the sake of fans and the mental health of the club. And Super Agent Boras is a brilliant sniff of a team in the throes of despair. So it was no surprise that San Francisco quickly finalized its contract with a Korean star outfielder the very day after it officially missed out on Ohtani. It was also no surprise that they agreed to a six-year, $113 million contract that far exceeded industry expectations.”

Boras is expected to actively appeal to teams that lost the race to recruit Yamamoto now. In the race to recruit Yamamoto, the New York Yankees and the New York Mets reached out to the last minute, but failed to overcome the Dodgers’ barrier. According to U.S. media, the Yankees offered a condition of more than 300 million dollars, and the Mets lost even after offering a 12-year, 325 million-dollar contract before the Dodgers. The fact that the Yankees and the Mets clung to the end in the race to recruit Yamamoto also means that they had great desire to reinforce their top starting pitchers.

The Athletic said, “Boras still has four customers in the top 40 FA players this winter. They include center fielder Cody Bellinger, left-handers Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery, and third baseman Matt Chapman. Boras also has Chicago White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease and Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Corbin Burns, two of the most sought-after pitchers in the trade market. Among the remaining FA customers for Boras are designated hitter JD Martinez, right-hander Frankie Montas, left-handers Ryu Hyun-jin, Sean Munaya, and James Paxton.”

He added, “Boras is well positioned to capitalize on teams that lost their bids for Ohtani and/or Yamamoto, especially the San Francisco and Boston Red Sox. San Francisco has already signed outfielder Lee Jung-hoo, one of Boras’ clients, to a six-year, $113 million contract. That’s what many in the industry are looking at as overpaying.”

The Yankees, who failed to recruit Yamamoto, mentioned Montgomery as their customer for the Noril Boras. Montgomery made his big league debut with the Yankees in 2017 and stayed with him until the middle of the 2022 season. 헤라카지노

The Athletic said, “The Yankees tried to put Yamamoto on Juan Soto (who they acquired in a trade) but failed. The Yankees offered $300 million to Yamamoto, but they probably didn’t want to offer him more than Cole’s $324 million. However, Cole can apply for an opt-out after the 2024 season, and when the opt-out is invoked, the Yankees only have to pay Cole $36 million in his 10th year. Then Cole’s total 10-year contract will reach $360 million, which could overtake Yamamoto. Anyway, the Yankees need at least one more starter now that they failed to recruit Yamamoto, and they reportedly discussed reuniting with Montgomery internally. The Yankees are also looking to strengthen their bullpen. We can’t stop here because we had a very disappointing season this year.”

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