The US Major League Baseball New York Mets (MLB) made another big investment. Last year, he signed a multi-year contract with Jeff McNeil (31), who won the National League (NL) batting title.
The American media reported on the 28th (Korean time) that ‘Mets and McNeil signed a contract under the terms of 4 years and 50 million dollars (61.7 billion won)’.
According to MLB.com, the contract includes a club option clause for a one-year extension. If the club exercises this option, McNeil will receive an annual salary of $13.75 million in 2027. When the club option is executed, McNeil’s contract will rise to a maximum of 63.75 million dollars (approximately 78.7 billion won) over 5 years. 토토사이트
The Mets and McNeil struggled over salary negotiations for the 2023 season. The Mets offered a salary of $6.25 million, and McNeil asked for $7.75 million. The two sides succeeded in reaching an agreement before going through the salary adjustment process. McNeil was scheduled to become a free agent (free agent) after the 2024 season, when the Mets snapped him up on his multi-year deal.
McNeil was drafted by the Mets in the 2013 draft. He debuted in the big leagues in 2018 and had a batting average of 0.307, 46 home runs, 214 RBIs, 258 runs scored, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.828 in 516 career games. He became the NL batting leader with a career-high 0.326 batting average last year. He was voted an All-Star twice. He can play in a variety of positions, including second and third base as well as corner outfielder.
The Mets, led by owner Steve Cohen, are investing heavily in Stove League this winter.
Closer Edwin Diaz, ace pitcher Justin Verlander (2 years, 86.66 million dollars, 107 billion won), veteran pitcher Jose Quintana (2 years, 26 million dollars, 32.1 billion won), Japanese professional baseball pitcher Senga Kodai (5 years, 75 million won) USD, 92.6 billion won), etc., and are reinforcing their power. Outfielder Brandon Nemowa led the retention with a large contract of 8 years, 162 million dollars, 200 billion won).
It is expected that the Mets will have to impose more than 100 billion won in luxury tax this year due to aggressive investment, but they are still active in maintaining and strengthening their power.