U.S. media reports Choo Shin-soo’s contract with Schwabber to South Korea
Choo Shin-soo (39) said why he signed with Shinsegae Baseball Team and chose to go to Korea 토토사이트
The Texas-based magazine Fort Worth Star Telegram reported on the 24th (Korea time) an interview with Choo Shin-soo, who decided to continue his active career in the KBO League.
Shinsegae Group announced that it had signed an annual salary of 2.7 billion won with Choo Shin-soo the previous day.
Choo Shin-soo, who graduated from Busan High School and moved to the U.S. to play in the Major League since 2005, completed his seven-year, 130 million-dollar contract with the Texas Rangers at the end of last season.
Having expressed his willingness to remain in the big league several times last season, he eventually decided to go to the KBO league.
It was a choice considering family and age.
The media said, “Choo Shin-soo’s parents have never seen Choo play professionally in person. “I’ve watched Choo play on TV for 16 years in the Major League.
Choo Shin-soo tried to take care of his parents before the opening game last year, but failed amid the aftermath of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19). Choo Shin-soo’s wife and children could not attend the last game of the season.
Choo Shin-soo explained why he signed with Shinsegae Baseball Team, saying, “I want to play in front of my parents and repay Korean fans.”
Kyle Schwarber (28, Washington Nationals) also influenced Choo’s choice. The media pointed out, “After seeing the Schwabber contract, Choo Shin-soo began to consider going to Korea.”
Schwarber played for the Chicago Cubs from 2015 to last year, the first year of the big league. Although he hit 121 home runs, including 30 home runs in 2017, he was released as a non-tender (unconditional release) after the 2020 season and signed with Washington for a year and 10 million dollars. As clubs were reluctant to invest heavily in the aftermath of Corona 19, the position of young players was narrowed.
Choo Shin-soo, who is looking at injustice, predicted that he would not be able to sign a better contract.
In fact, eight Major League teams reached out to Choo Shin-soo. I also wanted his rich experience and leadership. However, he was not guaranteed to play.
Choo Shin-soo said, “I want to be with people who respect my career and recognize my ability.” “I can still play and be a good player.” I believe in myself.”