“Why did the Mets recruit Ryu Jin-mi after ERA 7.18?” Japanese media’s question and reason were found

Amid the news that the New York Mets recruited Shintaro Fujinami, Japanese media questioned the Mets’ move.라바카지노도메인

Japan’s full count questioned the Mets’ move on the 4th (Korea time), saying, “Why did the Mets, who finished fourth in the National League East last season, recruit Fujimi with a 7.18 ERA?”

According to multiple local media in the U.S., Fujimi’s contract is worth 3.5 million dollars (about 4.7 billion won) per year, including 850,000 dollars (about 1.1 billion won) in incentives.

The media began to cite the reason why the Mets might have recruited Fujimi, saying, “There is one piece of data I want to pay attention to.”

The biggest reason for this was the speed limit. Of the 30 Major League Baseball teams, three – the Mets, the Boston Red Sox, and the Colorado Rockies – did not have a pitcher who threw 100 miles (160 kilometers).

In fact, the Mets did. Closing pitcher Edwin Díaz, who recorded 205 saves in his career, throws 100 miles. However, he took the entire season off after getting injured at the WBC Championship in March last year. Jacob deGrom was also a part of the team, but he moved to the Texas Rangers as a free agent. Eventually, the team became one of the three teams without any pitcher who threw 100 miles.

Fujimi will throw 100 miles. According to Baseball Servant, the number of four-seam fastballs measured over 100 miles is 136, tied for fifth.

In particular, he recorded the highest speed of 102.6 miles (165.1 kilometers) for a Japanese pitcher in the game against the Mets on August 7.

The media expressed their expectations, saying, “It is the Mets, a club with a lot of money that has rarely been able to produce results. Will Foo Jin-mi, who signed a cheap contract, be able to fill the team’s weaknesses?”

Since his high school years, Fujimi along with Shohei Ohtani (LA Dodgers) have drawn attention from Japanese team scouts including the Major League. Since his debut in the professional league after being drafted by the Hanshin Tigers in the first round of the Japanese professional baseball rookie draft in 2012, Fujimi has posted an ERA of 57 wins, 54 losses and 11 holds for 10 consecutive seasons in the NPB.

Having seen his performance decline continuously from the 2017 season, it seemed difficult for him to advance to the U.S. However, he made a turnaround. He recovered his good performance in the early stages of his debut only in the second half of the 2022 season. He also challenged himself to the big league with the approval of Hanshin’s team.

Hu Jina-mi’s performance was so poor that the possibility of going to the U.S. seemed low.

However, the Oakland Athletics, which needed to recruit a starting pitcher, reached out to Hu Jin-mi and signed a one-year $3.25 million (about 4.4 billion won).

He got off to a good start in his first year in the Major League. He succeeded in joining the starting rotation for the opening game. After a shocking debut with eight runs in two ⅓ innings, Jinami continued to show sluggish performance, and eventually was excluded from the starting lineup.

He did rebound, though. After moving to the bullpen, he had one win and two losses with an ERA of 3.97 in 10 games in June. However, he ended his relationship with Oakland. He transferred to the Baltimore Orioles through a trade in July. After joining the Baltimore Orioles, he became a free agent with two wins and two holds and an ERA of 4.85 in 30 games.

Fujimi was the only Japanese FA player who failed to find his destination until three days ago. In other words, he signed a dramatic contract with only a few days left before the spring camp.

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