“Ryu Hyun-jin, 36 years old, can’t make a difference in San Diego.” I’m not going to be an FA Mia, but… It’s rather cold-hearted, Ko Woo-seok’s “reputation.”

February 13, 2024 | by

“Ryu Hyun-jin is 36 years old and won’t make a difference.”

With the opening of the Major League Spring Camp just around the corner, interest in Ryu Hyun-jin (37), who still remains in the FA market, is growing. It is interpreted that Scott Boras’ unique negotiation delay technique, the reality that there are many big-name customers in Boras, and the reality that Ryu Hyun-jin is not an FA with enough purchasing power to overwhelm the market.

Ryu Hyun-jin has already had rumors with most clubs. The San Diego Padres of Kim Ha-sung (29) and Ko Woo-seok (26) have recently reconnected. Kim Ha-sung left the country in January and hoped that Ryu Hyun-jin would come to San Diego, but it is difficult to know the ending at the moment.

Inside the Padres, San Diego Padres` manager at FANSIDE, said on Tuesday (Korea time) that San Diego should strengthen its outfielders and left-handed starters. Attention is focusing on how to strengthen its power without breaking away from the pay cut stance. It is true that an inexpensive FA that can sign a short-term contract like Ryu Hyun-jin is the perfect fit.

However, Inside the Padres said, “Ryu Hyun-jin is still in the FA market, but he is 36 years old and will not make a difference.” Without explanation of Ryu’s successful return from Tommy John surgery in the 2023 season, he coldly predicted that he would have little influence over San Diego because he is not a young age.

Of course, Inside the Padres said, “Still, San Diego needs a left-hander. We’ll see what A.J. Preller is doing.” Recently, Preller hinted at the possibility of reinforcing his team’s power to The Athletic. This means that he has not withdrawn from the FA market.

Rather, Inside the Padres lost Josh Hader (Houston Astros), but said, “He has solid pieces like Yuki Matsui, Wandy Peralta, and Go Woo-suk, and it’s not over yet.” Another player could come.” In other words, there is a possibility of recruiting additional bullpen pitchers at the same time, while giving favorable reviews to Go.

Meanwhile, Preller did not comment on Kim Ha-sung to The Athletic. In the end, it seems only a matter of time before preliminary FA Kim Ha-sung and San Diego break up. It doesn’t seem easy to see three Korean players playing in a major league club. 유흥알바


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