RYU is a no-no” Prejudice created by Scherzer and Verlander? Director TOR was thrilled, “Ryu is a kind of bonus.

 As Toronto Blue Jays Ryu Hyun-jin (36) continues his stable pitching after returning, it is expected that there will be considerable demand in the free agent market at the end of this year.

Ryu Hyun-jin underwent Tommy John Surgery (TJS) on his left elbow in June last year. This was the second time I had undergone the same surgery in my mid-30s, 18 years after 2004 when I was a second year student at Dongsan High School. In fact, the chances of a comeback were slim. Accordingly, the Toronto team is also surprised by Ryu Hyun-jin’s successful return.

Canadian media outlet Sportsnet said on the 8th (Korean time), ‘The probability that Ryu Hyun-jin, who underwent TJS last summer, will be able to pitch again, let alone throw effectively, was extremely low.’ He was 35 years old and underwent the same surgery for the second time in his life. He said, “It was another challenge for Ryu Hyun-jin, and Toronto was also at a loss as to how to make a plan for him in 2023.”

Toronto coach John Schneider said in an interview with the media, “We were hoping Ryu Hyun-jin would come back sometime this season, but he could have been better. He is perfectly reproducing his old form,” and added, “The fact that he is throwing very well tells us. “It’s a kind of bonus,” he said.

Ryu Hyun-jin started against the Oakland Athletics on the 7th and suffered a loss, but allowed 2 runs on 4 hits in 5 innings, continuing a stable streak of 2 earned runs or less for 6 consecutive games.

After returning, he recorded 3 wins and 2 losses in 7 games, an ERA of 2.65, WHIP of 1.06, and hitting percentage of 0.219. He gave up 8 walks in 34 innings, but struck out 28. His fastball velocity peaked at 90.7 mph against Oakland on this day and averaged 88.9 mph, which is about 1 mph less than before the surgery, but it is impossible to recover his velocity in a month or two anyway.

Experts predict that the demand for starting pitchers will be higher than ever in the free agent market at the end of this year. This is because there are many teams suffering from a shortage of starting pitchers. As of today, the number of pitchers in both leagues who have exceeded the regulation number of innings is 54, and it is highly likely that the number will decrease further for the remainder of the season. This figure is recovering from 57 in 2018 and 61 in 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic, but 39 in 2021 and 45 last year, but for this reason, competition between clubs to secure quality starting pitchers is still fierce. Must see.

It seems that there are more than one club that sees the value of using an experienced veteran starting pitcher like Ryu Hyun-jin as the 4th or 5th starting pitcher or higher.

However, it appears that concerns about Ryu Hyun-jin’s ‘health’ will not completely disappear in the free agent market. That’s because Ryu Hyun-jin left a record of not being able to guarantee his health after undergoing two surgeries and being placed on the injured list 13 times during his 11 years in the major league.

In response to this, Rising Apple, a New York Mets fan media, selected Ryu Hyun-jin as the first case in an article titled ‘5 free agent starting pitchers the Mets must stay away from this offseason.’

The media said, ‘Scheurzer and Verlander are good examples of how investing a large amount of money in an older pitcher is a risky gamble. Considering the track record of those two, the club will be more cautious in selecting relatively older pitchers,’ he said, adding, ‘The pitcher included in this group is Ryu Hyun-jin.’온라인바카라

The media then said, “He has a career ERA of 3.25 and a winning percentage of over .600, and is still throwing good balls,” adding, “On the other hand, his pitching form and command are inconsistent, so his walks have increased. And realistically, the reason he should not be included in the Mets’ rotation is not a skill issue, but a health issue. He only showed good control and consistency when healthy. Ryu Hyun-jin turns 37 next year. “If a pitcher of that age has that many injuries, he is not a target the Mets should be targeting,” he said.

The Mets signed Max Scherzer for 3 years and $130 million in the free agent market in December 2021 and Justin Verlander for 2 years and $86.67 million last winter, but they were traded to the Texas Rangers and Houston Astros in late July, respectively. sent to Both players have something in common: they were unable to live up to their expectations after moving to the Mets, and both suffered from injuries.

The media claims that Ryu Hyun-jin is no different from them in terms of age and injury history.