The San Francisco Giants, who missed the first pick in the Major League (MLB) Stove League this time. However, he revealed his will to reinforce his power by recruiting Dae-eo in the position where the franchise star was holding out.
ESPN’s Jeff Passan, an American media outlet, said on the 14th (Korean time), “Shortstop Carlos Correa (28) has agreed to a 13-year, $350 million (approximately 453.5 billion won) contract with San Francisco.”
Correa, who joined Houston with the first overall pick in the 2012 rookie draft, has gained a reputation as a shortstop with both offense and defense. Appearing in 888 games in his career, he has a batting average of 0.279 with 155 home runs and 553 RBIs with an OPS of 0.836. He started out as the American League Rookie of the Year in 2015, and has earned two All-Stars and one Gold Glove.
In the 2022 season, Correa also proved her skills with a batting average of 0.291, 22 homers, 64 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.834. His agent, Scott Boras, praised Correa at a general manager meeting held last month, saying, “Correa’s defense is Dior, her batting is Hermes, her leadership is Louis Vuitton, and her performance in the postseason is Prada.”
San Francisco has Brandon Crawford (35), who has been the team’s shortstop for the past 12 seasons and has led the team to two World Series championships (2012 and 2014). He is an outstanding shortstop who has won four Gold Gloves and one Silver Slugger Award. However, he was somewhat sluggish this year with a batting average of 0.231 in 118 games.
The San Francisco Chronicle, an American media, said, “The team plans to move Crawford to third base if they sign Correa last month.” As he broke up with third baseman Evan Longoria (37), it is expected that there will be no problem with the position change. 스포츠토토
In fact, Aaron Judge (30) was San Francisco’s No. 1 recruit in the Stove League this time. Since the opening of Oracle Park, San Francisco, the last 30-home run hitter with Barry Bonds in 2004, needed the long-running power of Judge, who hit 62 home runs this year. On top of that, Jersey, who was born in Linden, California and cheered for San Francisco as a child, also had the point of being his hometown team.
However, Judge joined the New York Yankees, the original team, who offered 360 million dollars over 9 years. Even Japanese pitcher Senga Kodai (29), who made his mouth drool, signed a contract with the New York Mets. San Francisco, which won 81 wins this year, needed to strengthen its strength, and could not satisfy its thirst with quasi-classes such as Mitch Haniger, Sean Murnaya, and Ross Stripling. Eventually, San Francisco snatched Correa, the best hitter left on the market.
With the acquisition of Correa, San Francisco will again challenge the position of the strongest player in the National League West. San Francisco recorded 107 wins last year, stealing the district championship that the Los Angeles Dodgers had held for eight years (2013-2020). However, this year, as they lost 26 wins, they lost second place to the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres.