Devil for the team, angel for the players… What is the value of ‘Boras Satan’ Lee Jung-hoo?

Scott Boras is, without a doubt, the most famous baseball agent in the world. Hundreds of players around the world are customers of Boras, and many of them are major league (MLB) star players. Park Chan-ho, Kim Byung-hyun (retired), Choo Shin-soo (SSG Landers), and Ryu Hyun-jin (Toronto Blue Jays) also hit the jackpot by using him as their agent when signing an MLB contract. Last year’s best player in the KBO League, ‘genius hitter’ Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes) also chose Boras as a helper to help advance into the MLB at the end of this year.

Boras is a former baseball player. He played second base and outfield for five years in the minor leagues for the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. He couldn’t step on the MLB stage. He couldn’t move up in Double-A and retired with a knee injury. He then earned his pharmacist license at Pacific University and then went on to Mac George Law School where he earned a Master of Laws degree. He opened a law firm and for a time practiced as a medical litigation lawyer.

Boras, who first entered the agency business in 1980, quickly established himself using his playing experience and connections. He made a name for himself in 1983 when he signed closer Bill Cordil to a $7.5 million contract with the Seattle Mariners. Since then, he has established himself as a super agent called ‘the devil’ by the club and ‘angel’ by the players. He continued to change the history of the highest ransom in MLB with negotiation skills that lasted as long as possible and eventually brought out favorable conditions for the player. 온라인바카라

Greg Maddux signed a 5-year, $57.5 million contract in 1997, Kevin Brown signed an 8-year, $105 million contract in 1998, Alex Rodriguez signed a 10-year, $252 million contract in 2000, and Prince Fielder signed a 9-year, $214 million contract in 2012. All of the iconic contracts in MLB history, including the $10,000 contract, went through the hands of Boras. Gerrit Cole, the highest-paid free agent pitcher ever, and the New York Yankees’ 2019 $324 million contract are also the work of Boras.

Boras is known for snatching not only superstars but also monster prospects beforehand to put pressure on his club. Dozens of former major leaguers work as scouts for the Boras Corporation, and there are also economists and engineers who evaluate the value of players by analyzing the data they collect. Based on the information accumulated in this way, Boras ends agent contracts with major new players aiming to join the MLB in advance. Ryu Hyun-jin, who signed a contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2012, Shim Jun-seok, who joined the Pittsburgh Pirates this year, and Lee Jung-hoo, who are already receiving the attention of MLB, were caught on the radar.

Lee Jung-hoo, who became the ‘Boras Division’, seems to raise tangible and intangible values ​​to the utmost. On the 26th (Korean time), Sports Kida of the U.S. picked the Los Angeles Dodgers, Boston Red Sox, and New York Yankees as potential destinations. All of them are ‘big market’ clubs that can handle Boras’ financial demands. Another client of Boras, Japan’s best outfielder Masataka Yoshida, signed with Boston last month for 5 years and 90 million dollars (approximately 110 billion won). Japan is a league higher than KBO, but Lee Jung-hoo is 5 years younger than Yoshida.

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