Former Major Leaguer outfielder Josh Redick (36) faced a backlash after criticizing the contract of Yoshinobu Yamamoto (25) of the Los Angeles Dodgers.월카지노
On the 24th (Korea Standard Time), Redick questioned on his SNS, “How can you give $325 million (about 423.5 billion won) to a player who did not throw a single ball in the Major League?” He also replied that he agreed with the comment, “Baseball is ruined.”
It was about the shooting of Yamamoto. On the 22nd, news of Yamamoto’s 12-year contract agreement with the Dodgers for a total of $325 million was announced. It was the highest amount of treatment ever for a pitcher who broke the $324 million (9 years) he received when signing with the New York Yankees in December 2019 due to the longest-running contract for a major league pitcher, exceeding 10 years (total of $2.3 million) by Cleveland Indians (current Guardians) Wayne Garland.
Yamamoto has no major league experience. He debuted in the first division in 2017 after being drafted by the Orix Buffaloes as the fourth pick in the 2016 draft, and played only in the Japanese pro baseball for seven years until this year. He dominated the Japanese pro baseball by winning four times (multiple wins, ERA, strikeouts, winning percentage), the Sawamura Award and the MVP in the last three consecutive years, but has not been proven in the Major League.
However, he was recognized for his perfection as a pitcher with fastballs at speeds of up to 159 kilometers, high-speed forkballs in the late 140 kilometers, and nearly perfect commands and stamina to throw long balls. Most of all, he was treated the best before making his debut by winning a 12-year, long-term contract at a young age, just 25 years old, born in 1998.
The Dodgers, the New York Yankees, the New York Mets, the San Francisco Giants, the Boston Red Sox, the Toronto Blue Jays, and the Philadelphia Phillies all jumped into the race to recruit Yamamoto, surpassing the original estimate of 200 million dollars and surpassing 300 million dollars. The deal was worth a surprise to everyone, and Major League players could be reluctant to do so.
Anyone can criticize him, but he is facing backlash because he is the world champion. Fans disapprove of him, saying, “How can he still call himself a world champion after deceiving him?” Some even criticized him, saying, “Shut up, crooks.”
Redick was a member of the 2017 World Series championship for the Houston Astros. In the same year, he played as a starting right fielder with a batting average of 314 with 13 homers and 82 RBIs in 134 games (150 hits in 477) with an OPS of .847. However, he won the game illegally by stealing signatures. Throughout the season, Houston players stole signs of their opponents by using cameras installed in the outfield and beat the trash can next to the dugout to tell the batter what to do.
He won his first World Series title by beating the Dodgers with four wins and three losses in Game 7 in that year’s World Series, but his justification for the championship was undermined after the fact that he stole his autograph was revealed. Some players, including Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman, apologized but showed lack of sincerity, and Houston became a public enemy. Redic is one of the players who did not reflect on himself, and showed a brazen attitude, saying, “If we win, there will be less criticism.”
Redick’s performance plummeted after the sign-stealing incident was revealed to the world. He left Houston after 2020 and his major league career ended with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2021. He spent his final season with the Perth Heat last winter after announcing his retirement from the Australian professional baseball.
Ledick, a right-handed, left-handed outfielder who made his debut with the Boston Red Sox in 2009, jumped to the starting lineup with the Oakland Athletics, which moved to a trade in 2012. Having received the Gold Glove Award in the American League (AL) outfielder category in 2012, Ledick posted a batting average of 262 (1,157 hits in 4408 times at bat) with 146 homers and 575 RBIs in 13 major league seasons. He played for the Dodgers for half a season through a trade in August 2016, but fell short of expectations by posting a batting average of 258 (40 hits in 155 times at bat) with two homers and nine RBIs with an OPS of .643 in 47 games. Then he went to Houston with a five-year, 52 million-dollar FA contract the following year, and won the title against the Dodgers. His fans are even more excited over his criticism of the Yamamoto contract because he had a bad relationship with the Dodgers.