The New York Yankees, the most popular and prestigious club in Major League Baseball, have shown interest in Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes).
The New York Post reported on Sept. 9 (KST) that the Yankees are looking to sign two outfielders, a left-handed infielder and a left fielder, and Lee is one of the options. 아톰카지노 주소
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said, “We’re looking for two outfielders. We prefer left-handed hitters,” and declared that they would be active in Stovrig this winter.
Lee’s major league agent is Scott Boras, widely known as the Devil’s Agent.
“I saw Cashman’s interview and they said they could be aggressive,” Boras said. The Yankees have two of the best players in the league (Aaron Judge and Gerrit Cole). They’re the New York Yankees. There’s no reason for them not to act,” urging them to spend big in the winter.
The New York Post reports that Cody Bellinger, Kevin Kiermaier, and Juan Soto, who could be traded for Lee, could be Yankees targets in free agency.
“Nearly half the league has reached out to us about Lee,” Boras said. He’s a premium middle infield player. He plays great defense and has power. He will bring K-pop to the major leagues,” he said in a pitch to his client.
Major League Baseball is very interested in Lee Jung-hoo.
MLB.com, the official website of Major League Baseball, ranked Lee 13th on its list of the top 25 free agents. MLB.com also named him one of the nine most intriguing players in free agency.
Major League Baseball’s Trader’s Report (MTR), which specializes in free agency news, estimated the size of Lee’s contract at five years and $50 million. That’s more than Ryu Hyun-jin (6 years, $36 million with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012) and Kim Ha-seong (4 years, $28 million with the San Diego Padres in 2020).
According to MTR, “Lee is a South Korean left-handed outfielder who turned 25 in August. In seven seasons in the KBO, he has posted a batting average over .300 and an on-base percentage near or above .400 in every season. His power was weak early on, but from 2020 to 2022, he posted an on-base percentage over 0.500.