“Connecting with Ohtani” San Francisco really wants ‘Kim Ha Sung’s best friend’…will they spend $100 million?

“I’ve been linked to Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels).”

Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom, 25) will be ready for a major league posting once he completes his rehabilitation from ankle ligament surgery. He signed with Boras Corporation last winter. Injuries and surgeries this season won’t affect his chances of making it to the majors. However, there are some who believe that it could have a negative impact on the size of his contract.

The main question is whether Lee will be able to get a $100 million contract. Yoshida signed a five-year, $90 million deal with the Boston Red Sox this season. Senga Kodai (New York Mets), who is also a pitcher, signed a five-year, $85 million deal. Seiya Suzuki (Chicago Cubs), who came to the majors a year before the two, received five years and $85 million.

While Boras has traditionally gotten generous contracts for his players, there is the variable of injury. In the end, the team that feels the most strongly about Lee will get the most money. That would be the San Francisco Giants.

Sports Illustrated’s Giants Baseball Insider reviewed the Giants’ interest in Lee, the latest information on Lee, his performance, and more, and came up with a positive outlook on Lee.

Giants Baseball Insider wrote, “Despite the injury, Lee’s timing (posting to the majors) can’t be faulted. The upcoming free agent pool is loaded with quality starting pitchers, and the limited availability of impact hitters could make Lee an in-demand commodity.”

He also noted that San Francisco had a brief stint with Hwang during the 2018 season. “He has been linked to the international market. Recently, they have been linked to Suzuki, Senga, and most notably, Ohtani.” He has participated in Otani’s posts in the past.

When this reporter covered the Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona, camps for about three weeks in February, he didn’t meet a single San Francisco official at the nurture camp. Until recently, San Francisco had been sending officials to Gocheok to keep an eye on Lee.

San Francisco even sent an official to the Gwangju KIA game on June 27. It was unusual in that major league scouts are not often sent to local teams. The official was confirmed to be a “high-level” official, confirming San Francisco’s sincerity toward Lee Jung-hoo.스포츠토토

At this point, the Giants’ interest in Jung-Hoo Lee seems to be more than just a passing interest. As Giants Baseball Insider notes, “Hwang Jae-gyun, the only Korean-born player in Giants history, appeared briefly in 18 games in 2018. Perhaps Lee will soon join him as the second on that list.”

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