Genta Maeda (35, free agent) is out of his eight-year, $25 million “slave contract” with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was lost for the 2021 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery and returned this year, only to miss another two months with a triceps injury. Still, he bounced back in the second half and went 6-8 with a 4.23 ERA in 21 starts.토토사이트
The veteran right-hander has a 65-49 record with a 3.92 ERA in 190 career major league games. He has pitched 866⅓ innings in his career. He is not very old and has durability issues. He doesn’t seem to be the type of pitcher to use his velocity to win games. In many ways, Maeda is similar to Ryu Hyun-jin (36, free agent), who is a year older than Maeda.
In many ways, Maeda is similar to Hyun-jin Ryu (36, free agent), who is a year older than Maeda. The Athletic projected their guaranteed contracts to be similar in size. Maeda at $10 million for one year and Ryu at $11 million for one year. If they both pick up options, they’ll actually get pretty decent contracts. After all, it’s a season where they’ve proven their health to some degree.
It’s hard to know what to make of this free agency market, especially for Maeda, who accepted the harsh terms of a $25 million contract over eight years. However, given the circumstances, it’s unlikely he’ll have much leeway. The Athletic synthesized the evaluations and projections of our reporters on Saturday. The Arizona Diamondbacks, Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, and San Francisco Giants are among the teams that have evaluated Maeda.
Teams looking for a cheap, short-term fourth or fifth starter could be interested in Maeda, not just Ryu. “At 35, there was reason to doubt his ability to return, but he returned in mid-June and posted a 3.36 ERA in 88⅓ innings,” The Athletic wrote.
Finally, The Athletic said of Maeda, “He averaged just over 90 mph on his fastball, but he didn’t rely on it, instead baffling hitters with an off-speed combo of a splitter and slider. It would be a mistake to rely on it for more than 125 innings at this point. Maeda doesn’t have the luxury of fastball velocity. He’s an ideal pitcher for the middle of the lineup in the short term.”