“24.7 billion, please spend it for the players”…The request of the “greatest son ever” who sat on the cushion of raising money

“I think it would be good to raise them. I hope they can use it more for the players.”

Outfielder Lee Jung-hoo (25), who succeeded in advancing to the U.S. Major League, left his last message to Kiwoom Heroes, his hometown. Lee Jung-hoo agreed to a six-year, $113 million (about 147.6 billion won) contract with the San Francisco Giants on the 13th (Korea Standard Time). It was well above the highest five-year, $90 million (about 117.6 billion won) held by Japanese outfielder Masataka Yoshida (aged 30, Boston Red Sox).월카지노

Lee Jung-hoo graduated from Hwimungo University and joined Nexen Heroes (Kium) in 2017 as the first name and played for seven seasons until this year. As he was called up to various international competitions such as the Asian Games, Olympics, and World Baseball Classic (WBC) to match the title of the KBO’s highest batting average (0.340), he accumulated points one by one and became eligible for posting at the young age of 25.

Since Lee Jung-hoo entered the Major League through the posting system, San Francisco has to pay Kiwoom for the posting. According to the posting cost regulations, if a contract exceeds $50 million, it must be paid by adding 17.5% of the $25 million excess and 15% of the $50 million excess to 20% of the $25 million.

Lee Jung-hoo is worth 113 million dollars, which exceeds 50 million dollars. The combined total is 5 million dollars, which is 20 percent of 25 million dollars, 17.5 percent of 25 million dollars, 4.375 million dollars, and 9.45 million dollars, which is 15 percent of 63 million dollars, which is 15 percent of 50 million dollars, to reach 18.825 million dollars. Kiwoom has been rewarded with 24.7 billion won (24.7 billion won) thanks to raising a big star named Lee Jung-hoo as a major leaguer.

Even before Lee Jung-hoo, Kiwoom sent a total of three players including Kang Jung-ho (retired), Park Byung-ho (kt Wiz), and Kim Ha-sung (San Diego) to the Major League through the posting system. Kang Jung-ho signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates for 16.5 million dollars for 4+1 years ahead of the 2015 season, and Park Byung-ho signed a contract with the Minnesota Twins for 18.5 million dollars for 4+1 years ahead of the 2016 season. Kim Ha-sung signed a contract with San Diego for 39 million dollars for 4+1 years ahead of the 2021 season.

Kang Jung-ho recorded 5,002,015 dollars, Park Byung-ho 12.85 million dollars, and Kim Ha-sung 5.25 million dollars, respectively. The amount received from the three above was 23,377,015 dollars, and Lee Jung-hoo alone played the part of 2.5. Kiwoom earned 42.20,2015 dollars (about 55.1 billion won) from posting fees for four big leaguers alone.

Lee Jung-hoo wanted Kiwoom to continue its reputation as a big leaguer academy with his posting fee. In an interview conducted after returning to Incheon International Airport on the 19th, he said, “I think it would be good to raise Kiwoom,” adding, “I hope you spend more for the players. I hope you will provide more support.”

Just as Lee Jung-hoo dreamed of watching Kim Ha-sung, the current players at Kiwoom hoped to see Lee Jung-hoo and dream of a big stage. Lee Jung-hoo said, “There are many talented and outstanding players among my motives and juniors. I want to tell you that you need to work harder and not settle for the reality right now. That way, you can have a chance. I hope you have a bigger goal. I also benefited from Kim Ha-sung’s good work from last year to this year. I can’t ruin what he did well. I want to leave a good perception of Korean baseball. That way, many players will be able to challenge.”

The fastest player to succeed Lee Jung-hoo at Kiwoom is Kim Hye-sung (24), who joined the team in 2017. Kim Hye-sung joined the Heroes’ uniform by ranking seventh in the first round in the second round of the rookie draft that year. He has a total of 826 games, a batting average of 0.300 (877 hits in 2,924 times at bat), 26 homers, 311 RBIs and 181 stolen bases in seven seasons so far this year. He can play both shortstop and second baseman, and he boasts excellent defense capabilities as he won Golden Gloves in both positions. He received Golden Gloves as shortstop in 2021, and second baseman in 2022 and this year. Kim is fast enough to win the title of stolen base king with 46 steals in 2021. Taking advantage of his stellar performance in Korea, Kim plans to knock on the door of big league teams next year.

Lee Jung-hoo said, “Kim Hye-sung is also greedy. If he prepares well for this winter, I think Kim Hye-sung will sign a good team next year. I hope he can do as he has been doing and make a good contract and advance to the Major League.”

Lee Jung-hoo welcomed a new start in the big league, but vowed not to forget his roots, Kiwoom. He wanted to help Kiwoom juniors not only with posting costs but also with his success. He also didn’t forget to say hello to the fans who cheered for Kiwoom until the end even though he couldn’t finish the last season properly due to an ankle injury. Kiwoom doesn’t have such a filial son.

Lee Jung-hoo said, “The fans of Kium have loved me for seven years. Thank you. I remember cheering for me at the last home game. I won’t forget the cheering and shouting, and I’ll always keep it in my mind. I’ll work hard in the U.S. as well. I hope you continue to support me because I’m from Heroes.”

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