To do better, they just need to upgrade to better power. A strong foreign “one-two punch” is a prerequisite for the rebirth of the Hanwha Eagles, who have finished between 9th and 10th in the last five years. With the return of Ryu Hyun-jin and the addition of an ‘Eric Pedigree’ ace, the team could be a force to be reckoned with next season. But that’s a best-case scenario. Things rarely work out the way you think they will. It’s best to make the best possible combination.
We have a rough idea. Right-hander Felix Peña, 31, stays, and Ricardo Sanchez, 26, who joined the team during the season, goes.
It’s tempting to replace them both and start fresh, but it’s risky. Good pitchers are valuable wherever they go. I’ve even considered keeping them both if I can’t afford new foreign players. The problem is that they’re both mid-to-high-level pitchers. It’s hard to expect a dramatic increase in power, but we need the stability of Korean baseball experience.
Evaluations were up and down.
Sanchez, a lefty, was brought in to replace Butch Smith on opening day. Early on, he got everyone in Hanwha excited. Through early July, he was 5-0 with a 1.48 ERA in nine games, totaling 48⅔ innings pitched. In the second half of the season, he was hit hard by opponents reading his pitching form and had a rough outing. Starting on July 8 against the SSG Landers, he went 2-8 with a 5.24 ERA in 15 games. As time went on, his confidence waned.
After a rough start to the season, Peña has been relatively consistent. He pitched 177⅓ innings without an injury and won 11 games. In 32 games, 카지노사이트넷 he made 19 quality starts (6+ innings pitched, 3 earned runs or less). He earned $650,000 this season, including a $100,000 signing bonus.
Hanwha is making a concerted effort to sign new foreign pitchers.
Players who were ruled out of the game while playing in Nippon Professional Baseball were not eligible. Smith, who threw 2⅔ innings and 60 pitches in his opening day start before being removed with an injury, came from Japan. After pitching 20 games and 38⅓ innings for the Seibu Lions last year, he was traded to Hanwha, leaving a big hole in his heart.
With Smith out of the lineup, Hanwha hit rock bottom in April.
They ruled out pitchers with a history of injury because of the trauma Smith left behind. Smith had a history of injuries. The team was confident that he was not at risk of re-injury.
“There’s a pitching shortage in the major leagues these days. It’s harder to get good players than before. The final decision will be made in early December after the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings.” They’ve made a final offer and are waiting to hear back.
Of course, this is the best-case scenario at this point. If it doesn’t work out, there’s always Plan B. The Hanwha people still think there’s a chance Ryu could return.
This year, three foreign pitchers have appeared in 57 games and thrown 306 innings. Last year, four went 8-13 with a 3.71 ERA in 33 games and 167⅓ innings. We had an emergency in April when Nick Kingham and Ryan Carpenter, our number one and two starters, went down with injuries. We were forced to replace them at the same time early on.
They’re better this year than they were last year, but they need to be better next year.
Hanwha signed outfielder Jonathan Peraza, 25, last week. That leaves one foreign pitcher on the roster.