Kim Yu-young and Ahn Jung-yeol Who will be next? Lotte Giants, a professional baseball team, invested a large amount in this Stove League to reinforce their vulnerable positions, such as catcher, shortstop, and starting pitcher. For the first time in 6 years, ‘Fall Baseball’, I solved the money properly. But Lotte had another problem. Although they have strengthened their power through the recruitment of external free agents (FA), this is because they must immediately give a sense of power or a top-notch prospect to other teams in return for these recruited players.
Lotte already lost its key left-hander bullpen when it recruited catcher Yoo Kang-nam in November last year. Kang-Nam Yoo is a grade A FA, and instead of bringing him, Lotte gave away 200% of his previous salary (540 million won) and Yu-Young Kim, who was “out of 20 protected players.” Kim Yoo-young raised expectations enough to join Lotte as the first nomination in 2014, and last season, he played an active role as the only left-hander in the bullpen Pil Seung-jo and harvested 18 holds. It’s an instant sense of power.
Lotte then sent catcher Ahn Jung-yeol, who was classified as ‘out of 25 protected players’, to NC while bringing infielder Noh Jin-hyuk, who was in B grade. Ahn Joong-yeol joined the new team kt as a special designation in 2014 and was traded to Lotte the following year. Contrary to expectations before his professional debut, he did not show good performance, but it is a resource that can be fully utilized as a backup catcher for the first team. 바카라사이트
On the 17th, Lotte signed a free agent contract with pitcher Han Hyun-hee for 3+1 years and a total of up to 4 billion won. 300% should be given to raising.
As Han Hyun-hee’s contract was delayed, there was a prospect that a ‘sign and trade’ could be made to avoid the compensation regulations as much as possible, but Kiwoom refused, and eventually Lotte recruited him as a free agent and gave him another compensation player. Kiwoom has always chosen cash instead of compensation players, but it is known that there is a high possibility of choosing compensation players this time.
Considering the fact that the entry limit for the first team in professional baseball is 28, Lotte has to give up key players for the first team again. Depending on how Lotte organizes the list of 20 protected players, Kiwoom’s choice may change. Rumors are already circulating that some players are candidates for transfer.
Since taking over as general manager Seong Min-gyu, Lotte has focused on rebuilding and gathered many young prospects with great potential for growth. Among pitchers and fielders, there are numerous prospects who will leap to the first team in the new season. Even among experts, there is an evaluation that “Lotte’s young player depth is at the top of the league.” Kiwoom is also promoting a ‘young team’, so there is a high probability of receiving a promising player as a reward player.
The results of the fight between Lotte, who is trying to hide the jewel from the list of FA compensation players, and Kiwoom, who is trying to find it, will be revealed soon.