“RYU-Kim Ha-sung-Ko Woo-Suk.” Let’s go, Ryu Hyun-jin. “Perfect pitcher for SD.” Do you form a Korean trio

Ryu Hyun-jin is having a colder off-season than ever. Meanwhile, a local media outlet looked at Ryu’s trip to San Diego.

Ryu Hyun-jin’s search for a new destination is taking longer than expected. In particular, the Dodgers return option disappeared when left-hander James Paxton, who was expected to have a similar contract size to Ryu Hyun-jin, signed a contract with the Dodgers.

According to MLB.com on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time), “Parkston and the Dodgers are ahead of the contract at a total of $12 million (about 16 billion won) per year.”헤라카지노주소

Paxton and Ryu Hyun-jin appeared to be similar types. Paxton also returned to the big leagues in May last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery like Ryu in 2021 and going through rehabilitation for nearly two years. Paxton went 7-5 in 96 innings with a 4.50 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 19 games last season.

The Dodgers needed a starting five-starter card. The Dodgers recruited starting resources during the offseason, including Yoshinobu Yamamoto and Tyler Glasnow, but the last five starting positions were vacant. Local media predicted that Ryu would take over, but the Dodgers’ choice was Paxton.

Amid this development, a media outlet was looking into Ryu’s trip to San Diego. On the same day, the East Village Times mentioned Ryu with the title, “Hyun Jin Ryu Makes Sense for Padres.”

“Korean Ryu Hyun-jin, who has become a free agent, is the perfect player for the San Diego Padres. The San Diego Padres need a pitcher,” the media said. “If we recruit Ryu, we can lead the team with Joe Musgrove.”

If Ryu Hyun-jin heads to San Diego, he can form a “Korean Trio” with Kim Ha-sung and Ko Woo-seok. In addition, there will be an opportunity to take the mound for the Seoul Series at Gocheok Sky Dome in March.

In December last year, San Diego traded Juan Soto, its main outfielder, to the Yankees, and hired four pitchers: right-handers Michael King, Jani Brito, and promising right-handers Drew Thorpe and Randy Vazquez.

“Michael King was highly anticipated by the New York Yankees as a starting pitcher. Young pitchers Johnny Brito and Randy Vazquez are more experienced than they are at their age, and Drew Thorpe is considered a prospect who can take the mound in the Major League this season,” the media said. “These four pitchers could be helpful for San Diego’s mound this season, but San Diego needs a full-fledged starting pitcher.”

“Ryu Hyun-jin pitched more than 1,000 innings in 185 games as a veteran pitcher in his 10 years in the Major League, posting a 3.27 ERA and 1.184 WHIP. In addition, Ryu Hyun-jin showed excellent performance in the 2019 season, ranking second in the National League Cy Young Award voting,” he said.

“Ryu Hyun-jin went 14-5 with a 2.32 ERA in his last year with the Dodgers. After a productive year, Ryu signed a four-year, $80 million contract with Toronto. In 2022, Ryu underwent Tommy John surgery for an elbow injury, but returned last season and posted a 3.46 ERA in 52 innings with Toronto,” he added.

Earlier, Ryu received attention from franchise teams that make up the 2024 roster. The Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, and Pittsburgh Pirates were looking to recruit Ryu, the media said. “The Padres are still participating in the recruitment campaign.”

Throughout his career in the big league, Ryu has shown that he is a proven starting pitcher. However, he has a considerable age and injury history due to his flaws. However, the media did not give it much thought. “It is true that San Diego needs innings pitched. Ryu has thrown more than 150 innings only four times in his Major League career,” he said. “It will all come down to Ryu and San Diego. San Diego cannot afford to spend huge amounts of money, but it can approach Ryu after building a roster and finding a key outfielder.”

He then advised, “As time will tell, we have to remember that San Diego is not the only team that wants to recruit Ryu Hyun-jin.”

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