The value of ‘Korean Monster’ Ryu Hyun-jin (36, Toronto Blue Jays) appears to be gradually decreasing.
Rumbunter, who reports Pittsburgh news on FanSided in the U.S., said on the 26th (Korean time), “If Pittsburgh wants to reinforce its starting pitchers, it should look into the international free agent market.”
As of the 26th, Pittsburgh is in 4th place in the National League Central Division with 74 wins and 82 losses. Even if they win all of their remaining games, they cannot advance to the postseason.
Pittsburgh’s biggest problem is its weak starting lineup. Except for Mitch Keller (13 wins), there is no pitcher with 10 wins. The team’s average ERA is also high at 4.62.카지노사이트
Accordingly, Ryu Hyun-jin was mentioned as a starting pitcher resource.
Fansideid said, “If the contracts of top pitchers such as Sonny Gray and Blake Snell expire in this Stove League, pitchers at the next level will be eligible for recruitment,” and “If Pittsburgh pursues the recruitment of Ryu Hyun-jin, Kenta Maeda, and Michael Lorenzen, they will be blocked.” “Probably not, but I think it would be a good idea to find a higher level starting option than these guys,” he explained.
Ryu Hyun-jin did not take the mound until August of this year after undergoing elbow surgery last year. Although he showed good pitching content in August, he struggled against the Tampa Bay Race on the 24th, allowing 7 hits (3 home runs), 4 walks, and 5 runs in 4⅓ innings. Entering September, he had no wins and only two losses in five games.
Ryu Hyun-jin’s age and injury history may be a burden.
The media emphasized the need to pursue contracts with Japanese pitchers with potential, such as Shota Imanaga and Yushinobu Yamamoto.