Carlos Rodon, the ‘biggest fish’ of the FA (free agent) selection, wears the uniform of the New York Yankees. It wasn’t an outrageous $200 million, seven-year contract.
John Heyman of the US ‘MLB Network’ and Ken Rosenthal of ‘The Athletic’ reported on the 16th (Korean time) that the New York Yankees and Carlos Rodon have agreed to a six-year contract.
Rodon, who debuted in the major leagues in 2015 and recorded an ERA of 3.60 with 56 wins and 46 losses over eight seasons, was called the biggest starter in the free agent market while Jacob deGrom (Texas Rangers) and Justin Verlander (New York Mets) both found their destination. It has received attention from many teams.
Rodon updated his stock price last year with an average ERA of 2.37 with 13 wins and 5 losses in 24 games and 14 wins and 8 losses with an ERA of 2.88 in 31 games this year. However, in the meantime, news of Rodon’s contract was rarely heard. The reason was the unreasonable demands of Rodon and his agent, Scott Boras.
According to multiple local media outlets in the United States, Rodon had hoped for a large contract worth 200 million dollars or more than 메이저놀이터 7 years until the previous day (15th). While Rodon isn’t inferior in terms of skill, it’s certainly not an easy task to land a $200 million, seven-year contract, as he’s only crossed the regulation inning twice in his eight major league seasons.
The St. Louis Cardinals withdrew from the recruitment match after hearing the size of the contract Rodon wanted, and the Yankees also had a large disagreement with Rodon. However, the Yankees did not give up and began courting Rodon, eventually succeeding in capturing his heart. The Yankees made a concession to Rodon by signing a six-year long-term contract, and Rodon signed the contract with a slightly lower average annual amount.
According to ‘The Athletic’ Ken Rosenthal, Rodon’s contract is 6 years, 162 million dollars (approximately 212.3 billion won). Rodon’s contract with the Yankees included a clause allowing him to refuse trades to all major league teams.
Meanwhile, ‘MLB Network’ John Heyman predicted that the Yankees’ starting rotation for the 2023 season would lead to Gerrit Cole-Carlos Rodon-Nester Cortes-Louis Severino.