Ryu Hyun-jin’s contract will be renewed even if he goes back to that time, U.S. media claim
Ryu Hyun-jin (35, Toronto) signed a four-year contract worth 80 million dollars ahead of the 2020 season. At that time, it remained the most expensive free agent (FA) pitcher contract in Toronto’s history.
Ryu Hyun-jin may now pitch on the mound for Toronto. Ryu recently decided to undergo an elbow ligament reconstruction surgery. The club reviewed Ryu Hyun-jin’s rehabilitation scenario from various angles, but eventually decided that it would be best to perform surgery. It is interpreted that it was concluded that rehabilitation methods such as platelet injections are difficult to find their skills.
It is not yet clear which method Ryu Hyun-jin will choose in the elbow surgery. You can start full reconstruction or choose partial reconstruction. As a result, the rehabilitation period is bound to vary widely. One thing for sure is that this season is out. If rehabilitation is prolonged, I am not sure if I will be able to pitch normally next year. Ryu Hyun-jin is also a 35-year-old veteran this year. Recovery will not be as fast as it was in youth.
Ryu will receive an annual salary of $20 million this year and next year, respectively. If you lose one year, you will inevitably lose at least $20 million. Depending on the timing of his return, Toronto’s loss could be $30 million or more. It seems inevitable that there is a harsh evaluation in the field. But public opinion is quite different. Rather, Ryu Hyun-jin’s contract was appropriate, and there are many advocates that Toronto should make the same choice even if it returns to that period.
Caitlyn McGrath, a columnist for the North American sports media The Athletic, also feels the same way. McGrath said, “Toronto signed Ryu Hyun-jin when he was entering the 33rd season. There was a possibility that the second half of the contract would not be as good as the first. That’s a stark fact, he said. “But Toronto will sign the contract again (even if we go back to that time) because of what Ryu Hyun-jin’s contract symbolizes 파워볼사이트
McGrath claimed that Ryu Hyun-jin led the starting mound in 2020, the first season, and that Toronto was able to advance to the postseason. The postseason advancement instilled confidence in the Toronto leadership, which led to investment.
“Toronto had 95 losses in 2019 but had young key players, and signing Ryu Hyun-jin, one of the best FA players at the time, showed a new will to make the team competitive and spend a lot of money,” McGrath said adding, “Ryu Hyun-jin’s contract opened the way to sign George Springer, Kevin Gausman, and Jose Berios.”