Lee Myung-gi found a new team… The fate of the 3 missing FAs
Reporter Kim Joo-hee = Lee Myeong-gi (36, Hanwha Eagles) also found a new team. Now, there are three players left in the free agent (FA) market: pitcher Jeong Chan-heon (33), Kang Ri-ho (formerly Kang Yun-gu, 23), and outfielder Kwon Hee-dong (33).
On the 14th, Lee Myeong-gi wore a Hanwha uniform through a sign and trade.
Lee Myung-gi, who jumped into the professional league after being nominated by the SK Wyverns in 2006, is a veteran outfielder who has played 1019 games in total. In the meantime, in the first team, he had a batting average of 0.307, 28 homers, 321 RBIs, 572 points and 107 steals.
After the 2022 season, he went to the free agency market, but only a cold wind hit him.
In the end, Lee Myung-gi, who remained as a free agent, was traded to Hanwha after signing a contract with his original club, NC Dinos, for a year and up to 100 million won (annual salary of 50 million won and an option of 50 million won).
Lee Myung-gi’s annual salary last year was 175 million won. His guaranteed salary this year is less than half of last year’s.
His ransom has dropped significantly, but considering those who have not yet been able to find a team, even this is a fortunate atmosphere.
Jeong Chan-heon, Kang Yun-goo, and Kwon Hee-dong still remain as free agents.
Among them, Jung Chan-heon and Kwon Hee-dong are FA B grade.
If a B-class FA player transfers, the club that recruits the player must hand over to the original team one compensation player in addition to the 25 protected players and 100% of the previous season’s annual salary or 200% of the previous player’s annual salary.
In the 2022 season, Jeong Chan-heon’s annual salary is 280 million won, and Kwon Hee-dong’s annual salary is 110 million won.
There are many analyzes that their contracts were not made as the teams that felt the burden of B-grade compensation did not actively step forward.
As a result, Kiwoom Heroes, the original team of Jeong Chan-heon, and NC, where Kwon Hee-dong belonged, opened the possibility of a sign-and-trade.
The compensation burden has decreased, but there is still no news of the contract being concluded. 카지노사이트
Kang Ri-ho is the only C-class player to remain in the FA market. Negotiations are not smooth, with Kang Ri-ho having a conflict with his original team, the Lotte Giants, over the release of the right to reserve.
Even now, while they are unable to find a new nest, time continues to pass.
Each team that has already finished planning for the 2023 season entered spring camp early this month and started preparing for the new season.
The position of missing free agents in the market is getting narrower and narrower.