243.7 billion fastball pitcher, start of FA nightmare
Is this the beginning of the glass body tragedy?
Will the Texas Rangers cry over the FA nightmare again?
Texas’ ambitious choice, which has never been fun in recruiting large free agents, is amplifying anxiety once again. Because of Jacob deGrom.
DeGrom, the leading fastball pitcher in the US Major League, 메이저사이트pitched as a starter in a game against the Kansas City Royals held at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on the 18th (Korean time).
DeGrom was in the middle of a scoreless fight with 5 strikeouts and no hits in 4 innings that day. But he went down the mound abruptly after only throwing 58 pitches. The reason was pain in his right wrist.
DeGrom was the ace among the aces who won the Cy Young Award for two consecutive years in the 2018 and 2019 seasons. However, from the 2020 season, injuries continued to hold him back. His elbows, shoulders, and other parts were not good. He only appeared in 11 games last season.
However, even in the eyes of concern, Texas invested a large amount. He brought him, who became a free agent, for a total of 185 million dollars (approximately 243.7 billion won). Before the start of the spring camp, he said that his side was uncomfortable, which made the conversation chilly, but he made the mound before the start.
He made his shocking Texas debut with 5 runs in 3⅔ innings in the opening game against the Philadelphia Phillies, but afterwards seemed to be on the right track with 2 runs in 6 innings against the Baltimore Orioles and 2 runs in 7 innings against Kansas City. He struck out 11 and 9 in each of the two games.
However, after 4 games, he left. In the US, deGrom is expected to skip the starting rotation for the time being. Since it is deGrom who has not been able to complete his last three seasons, it is a response that there is something to explode.
Texas is a representative team that does not enjoy even after aggressive investments every year. Park Chan-ho and Choo Shin-soo are always mentioned as examples of failed free agents in Texas. Last year, they ambitiously recruited Corey Seager and Marcus Semien to reinforce the fielding team, but accepted the humiliating record of fourth place in the American League West Division.