“Ryu Hyun-jin a pillar of consistency, a perfect fit for the Mets…” Japanese 99.1 billion won for a ghost porkballer? Free agent value soars
“It makes perfect sense on paper.”
Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) is a year and two months removed from Tommy John surgery and rehabilitation, and his value is slowly rising. Hyun-jin Ryu allowed two runs on four hits (one home run) with three strikeouts and two walks in five innings against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday.
The conventional wisdom is that a pitcher needs time to regain the feel for his pitches after coming back from Tommy John surgery and rehabilitation, but Ryu doesn’t seem to need that process. Rather, he’s reacting to the age of the 160-kilometer missile with a slower curveball.
Ryu minimized the use of his curveball at Coors Field. This is because both the ball and the hitter are subject to less air resistance, which makes it harder to command the changeup. He was cautious with his slowest curveball because it increases the risk of a long ball. Instead, he stuck with his cutter and changeup and pitched well. 스포츠토토
In six games, he went 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA, a .213 batting average, and a 1.03 WHIP, matching his career-high 2019 season with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Naturally, interest in the 2023-2024 free agent market is rising. Ryu has naturally been linked to a return to the KBO’s Hanwha Eagles.
On Wednesday, Clutchpoint identified Ryu Hyun-jin as one of the players the New York Mets should target in the upcoming free agency. After a disastrous season, there’s a lot of talk that the Mets will refrain from investing heavily in free agency this winter. If that’s the case, Ryu, who could be acquired on the cheap, is a great option.
“It’s practical for the Mets to sign a veteran pitcher who can buy them time while they look for long-term rotation options,” says Clutchpoint. Ryu makes perfect sense on paper. He is a pillar of consistency and should never give up. His reliability defies conventional wisdom.”
Clinchpoint also predicts that the Mets won’t be chasing the World Series in 2024. But they also emphasized that they shouldn’t give up on the season. The right card to play is Ryu Hyun-jin. If Ryu does indeed join the Mets, he’ll be in a pot with Kodai Senga, who signed a five-year, $75 million deal with the Mets this year. The Mets are also strongly linked to top international free agent Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix Bafalos).