48 billion pitchers win two games… a bunch of high-priced players
After the end of last season, the New York Yankees, a prestigious MLB club, signed a 9-year, 360 million dollar (approximately 470 billion won) contract with Aaron Judge (31) . Judge broke the American League (AL) record for most home runs with 62 homers last season and was named the league MVP (Most Valuable Player). The size of the jersey 먹튀검증 contract is the largest among hitters in history. His annual salary is 40 million dollars (approximately 52.3 billion won), which is third overall among major league players.
But he’s not getting his money’s worth this season. As of the 6th, 20 home runs in 57 games. 30th overall in MLB. He suffered a toe injury in early June and was out of action for about two months. The team that ranked first in the American League East last year is in fourth place this year.
There are not one or two players like Judge who can not pay the ransom while receiving a high salary. He is a nuisance to the team due to sluggish performances or injuries while earning tens of billions of won in annual salary.
Jacob deGrom (35, Texas Rangers), once considered the best pitcher in the league, transferred from the New York Mets after signing a five-year, $185 million (approximately 242 billion won) contract this season. However, after starting 6 games after the opening and winning 2 wins, he suffered an elbow injury and was out for the season.
The Los Angeles Angels are suffering from high-income players leaving one after another. Mike Trout (32, Los Angeles Angels), fifth in MLB annual salary ($37.11 million, approximately 48.54 billion won), has been out for two months due to a wrist injury, and Anthony Rendon (32.57 million dollars, approximately 50.45 billion won) in third place. 33) has been unable to break free from sluggish batting for four years. Rendon has a batting average of 0.236 this year (as of the 6th) and has many absences due to frequent injuries. The evaluation of ‘eating and running’ is not awkward. After the transfer, he has only played in 200 games, or 45% of the 444 games the team has played so far. He has not been able to play since the 4th of last month this year as well.
Trey Turner (30, Philadelphia Phillies, 11 years, $300 million), Zander Bohartz (31, San Diego Padres, 11 years, $200 million), Carlos Correa (29, Minnesota Twins, 6 years, $200 million), etc. Even those who signed . are struggling with their team as their batting average is in the early to mid-20s.
There are similar players in Korean professional baseball. Before this season, seven large-scale contracts worth more than 4 billion won came out in Stove League. However, except for Yang Eui-ji (36, Doosan, 15.2 billion won in 4+2 years) and Chae Eun-seong (33, Hanwha, 9 billion won in 6 years), the grades are not very good.
In particular, Lotte’s worries are deep. Catcher Yoo Kang-nam (31) and shortstop Roh Jin-hyeok (34), whom he brought back after paying 8 billion won over four years, only have batting averages in the 20.2 penny range. In particular, Noh Jin-hyuk’s batting average since July has been only 0.103. Catcher Park Dong-won (33), who wore an LG uniform for 4 years and 6.5 billion won this year, had a good sense of hitting, competing for the lead in home runs at the beginning of the season, but is recording a batting average of 10% in the second half.
The situation is the same for players at the top of the yearly salary rankings (excluding foreigners). Choo Shin-soo (41, SSG), who receives an annual salary of 1.7 billion won (3rd), has a batting average of 0.267, 7 homers, and 1.5 billion won (tied for 4th), Kim Jae-hwan (35, Doosan) only hits 0.227, 8 homers. 6th in annual salary (1.4 billion won), “Stone Buddha” Oh Seung-hwan (41, Samsung) has lost a lot of power this year with 3 wins, 3 losses and 15 saves, and an average ERA of 4.19.
Such ‘high-cost low-efficiency’ players have existed in the past. It is an analysis that it is a phenomenon that occurs when players are excessively immersed in scramble without an accurate analysis of capabilities in a situation where the ransom is running high as the number of players is limited and the recruitment competition is fierce. In addition, new annual salary contracts often do not accurately reflect the expected performance after the contract because of the nature of compensation for past performance. Some point out that players who have signed high-salary contracts do not understand that they have already passed their prime and are starting to deteriorate, or that they do not play with the same fighting spirit as before because they have lost their sense of purpose and motivation after signing large-scale contracts.