Is the team that predicted a huge investment this offseason right? The San Francisco Giants are in a losing battle over and over again in the scouting battle. We have already lost three players.
San Francisco recorded a record of 107 wins, 55 losses, and an odds rate of 0.660 last year, winning the title in the National League West division. However, this year, it only had a 50% win rate with 81 wins and 81 losses, and could not step on the postseason stage. San Francisco is moving with the intention of reinforcing its strength through bold investments in the free agent (FA) market this year. However, it is not easy to enjoy the recruitment war.
The first thing San Francisco looked at was this year’s ‘American League MVP’ Aaron Judge. San Francisco actively engaged in negotiations based on the fact that Judge lived near San Francisco during his childhood and grew up as a San Francisco fan. Numerous local media outlets predicted Judge’s move to San Francisco rather than staying with the Yankees.
However, when I opened the lid, the result was unexpected. Judge teamed up with his “parent” Yankees, not his hometown team, San Francisco. Judge succeeded in signing a ‘jackpot contract’ with the Yankees for 9 years and 360 million dollars 토토 (approximately 470.1 billion won). On the other hand, San Francisco signed a three-year, $43.5 million (approximately 56.8 billion won) contract with Match Haniger the day before the news of Judge’s contract was announced.
Although they missed the judge, San Francisco didn’t give up on power reinforcements. But it doesn’t seem to produce any results. San Francisco jumped into the market to sign Brandon Nemo, but again it was a failure. Nemo signed an eight-year, $162 million contract with the New York Mets and returned to his ‘parent’.
And on the 11th (Korean time), San Francisco missed another player. That’s Senga Kodai. After this season, Senga obtained free agent qualification through ‘opt-out’ and challenged to advance to the major leagues. A fast ball with a maximum speed of 164 km and a breaking ball with a large drop called the ‘ghost fork’ were, of course, attractive cards. However, Senga also signed a five-year, $75 million contract with the Mets.
Clearly, it is not a lack of funding. However, the results are not coming out compared to the large amount of investment predicted. Coincidentally, San Francisco coveted Judge, Nemo, and Senga all transferred to a team based in New York. However, the competition with New York teams does not seem to stop there.
San Francisco did not give up on power reinforcements. Carlos Rodon’s retention, as well as Carlos Correa, are keeping an eye on it. However, the process of recruiting them is not expected to be smooth. According to the US ‘New York Post’, this is why the Yankees are also interested in Rodon and Correa.
Compared to the announcement of a lot of investment, San Francisco’s performance is almost insignificant. It remains to be seen whether San Francisco can win the competition with the New York team and reinforce their strength for the rest of the period.