The future of professional baseball LG Twins closer Ko Woo-suk (25) will be decided in a day.
The negotiation deadline for Ko Woo-seok, who is seeking to enter the Major League Baseball (MLB) through the posting system with the permission of the LG club, ends at 7 a.m. on the 4th in our time.
Ko Woo-seok, who was announced as a player who can sign 30 MLB clubs with “Maeje” Lee Jung-hoo (26) on the 4th of last month, can negotiate contracts for 30 days from 10 p.m. on December 5, 2023 to 7 a.m. on the 4th of this month in Korean time under the Korea-U.S. player contract agreement.
Lee Jung-hoo signed an early contract with the San Francisco Giants for $113 million for six years, and only Ko Woo-seok, a “brother-in-law” who is seeking to enter the U.S. with his brother-in-law, remains.
Ko Woo-suk’s name is not well mentioned in the MLB FA market, but according to a source familiar with the negotiations, about one team is known to pay attention to Ko Woo-suk.헤라카지노
Sources predict that the possibility of a contract is “50:50.”
Even if negotiations are concluded with MLB clubs, it is expected that the amount of posting (transfer fee) will determine whether they will remain in Korea and enter the U.S.
The LG club conditionally agreed to Ko Woo-suk’s entry into MLB, saying it would make a final decision based on the MLB club’s transfer fee.
Ko Woo-seok’s transfer fee depends on three sections: $25 million in total contract, $25 million to $50 million, and more than $50 million. Naturally, the larger the total amount, the greater the transfer fee LG will receive.
If Ko Woo-suk insists on going to the U.S. even with a small amount of guaranteed money, there is no way for LG to prevent it.
However, the general observation is that it is unlikely that Ko Woo-suk, who can freely challenge the U.S. again without the approval of the club by qualifying as a free agent (FA) in domestic professional baseball in a year, will have friction with LG.