How much will the value of Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto soar? The 300 million U.S. dollars that was recently mentioned in the U.S. is said to be misinformation.
ESPN’s Jeff Bankruptcy told ESPN on the 19th (Korea time), “All the allegations that he offered $300 million to Yamamoto are not accurate (All the alleged $300M kids for Yoshinobu Yamamoto — that’s accrual, sources tell ESPN),” adding, “The team negotiating with Yamamoto has been asked not to discuss terms yet.” However, it will be different when the bidding, which is expected to begin today, begins. Now the deal of Yamamoto’s FA contract begins.”월카지노
Major League big market teams are competing to recruit Yamamoto one after another. New York Yankees, New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, Toronto Blue Jays, etc. are also mentioned.
Due to fierce competition, Yamamoto’s ransom has reportedly soared to 300 million dollars. Jim Bowden, a former Major League Baseball general manager and columnist for The Athletic, recently said, “San Francisco and Boston strongly want Yamamoto in recent years. According to sources, both teams have offered contracts worth more than 300 million dollars.”
The New York Post’s John Hayman said, “Yamamoto’s original estimate was $200 million. Besides the Mets and Yankees, the Dodgers, San Francisco, Cubs, Philadelphia, and Arizona are also linked to Yamamoto. Rumors have it that the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants will have a chance. However, the Yankees have faith in Yamamoto as well. We expect the posting fee to be $300 million.”
However, Jeff’s bankruptcy claims that 300 million dollars is an inaccurate rumor. Yankees, Mets, and Dodgers in New York are courting Yamamoto.
The Japanese media Chunichi Sports reported that the Yankees had their second meeting with Yamamoto in New York on Wednesday. Local TV station SNY reported that high-ranking Yankees officials are gaining popularity. After their second meeting with Yamamoto, a high-ranking Yankees official said he was surrounded by “cautious optimism” about recruiting Yamamoto.
The Yankees had their first meeting with Yamamoto on the 11th when Steinbrenner, the owner of the team, and Cashman flew from New York to Los Angeles. In a week, Yamamoto was invited to New York for the second meeting.
The Mets are also taking aggressive actions. The owner of the Mets, Cohen with a net worth of 19.8 billion U.S. dollars, visited Japan in early December to persuade Yamamoto. The owner of the Mets also invited Yamamoto and others to their home for dinner on the 16th. The Mets are also at the forefront of the competition to recruit Yamamoto due to the owner’s aggressive will.
San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, and Toronto also met with Yamamoto once. The Dodgers, which recruited Shohei Ohtani, is aggressive in recruiting Yamamoto by citing Ohtani. All three MVPs, including Ohtani, Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman, attended the meeting with Yamamoto and appealed.
Yamamoto has won four times (multiple wins, ERA, strikeouts, winning percentage) and the MVP for the third consecutive year in the Pacific League. With the Orix Buffaloes, Yamamoto has recorded 70 wins and 29 losses with a 1.82 ERA in 172 games (897 innings). He won 18 wins and five losses with a 1.39 ERA and 206 strikeouts in 26 games (193 ⅔ innings) in 2021, becoming the first pitcher to win four times and even the first MVP in the Pacific League.
He also had 15 wins, five losses, an earned run average of 1.68 and 205 strikeouts in 26 games (193 innings), and this year, he showed off his robustness with 16 wins, six losses, an earned run average of 1.23 and 169 strikeouts in 23 games (164 innings). The four-time champion has set a milestone for the first time in a Japanese professional baseball league. He has won the Sawamura Award for the third consecutive year and the MVP award for the third consecutive year.