Baseball’s Stobrigue begins…’War of the Chuns’ from the 19th
The professional baseball season has begun. It started with the announcement of free agent rosters.
The Korean Baseball Organization (KBO) announced the list of FFA-eligible players on Friday, including Jeon Jun-woo and Ahn Chi-hong (Lotte Giants).
Yang Seok-hwan (Doosan Bears), Lim Chan-gyu and Ham Deok-ju (LG Twins), Kim Jae-yoon (KT Wiz), and Kim Sun-bin (KIA Tigers).
FFA-eligible players must apply for approval to exercise their rights by the 17th, and Baseball Korea will announce the FFA-approved players on the 18th, the day after the application deadline.
From the day after the announcement (19th), players can negotiate with any club, including overseas clubs.
From the 19th, a full-scale “war of attrition” begins.
In the current market, where multi-year contracts are the norm and there are no FFAs, the players receiving the most attention are Jeon Jun-woo, Ahn Chi-hong (Grade B), and Yang Seok-hwan (Grade A).
This is why Lotte, under new manager Kim Tae-hyung, has prioritized cracking down on house rabbits.
Yang Seok-hwan is a mid-to-long-range hitter who has attracted the attention of several clubs.
Katie closer Kim Jae-yoon and middle-of-the-order bat Ham Deok-ju (both B-plus) are also attractive to teams with loose tailgates. 카지노사이트777
It’s only been two days since the Korean Series ended, but the reason for the rush to publish the free agent list is that the secondary draft (closed) will be held on April 22.
The secondary draft was held five times in odd-numbered years from 2011 to 2019, and was canceled once before being revived this year.
Each team will have 35 players on its protected list, with FFA-eligible players and players in their first to third years of eligibility automatically placed on the protected list.
That’s why we’re announcing who will be eligible for the FFA early.
Teams with a lot of prospects have a hard time organizing their protected list.
In the second round of the draft, players will be selected in the third round in reverse order of their performance this season, and will have to pay $400 million, $300 million, and $200 million in compensation to their original teams.
The three lowest-ranked teams this year – Kiwoom, Hanwha, and Samsung – will have two additional picks.
The compensation for the fourth round and below is 100 million won.
Meanwhile, Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes), who declared his intention to enter the major leagues through the posting system (closed competitive bidding), is also headed to the United States.
Baseball Korea said, “We received a request for identification of Lee Jung-hoo and Ko Woo-seok (25-LG Twins) from the Major League Baseball Secretariat on the 14th, and notified them on the 15th that ‘the players belong to Kiwoom and Elgee, respectively.'”
Kiwoom had already agreed to help Lee reach the major leagues before the season.
In the U.S., Lee’s salary is expected to average around $14-15 million per year.
Go Woo-seok harbors dreams of making it to the big leagues, but hasn’t made any concrete moves yet.