Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (24‧ Toronto) checked in and unpacked as soon as the team’s training facility in Dunedin, Florida, opened. Coaching staff and the local media praised him one after another, saying that his strong body was impressive, as if to tell him about his training performance throughout the winter.
Personally, this is a year in which I have a strong desire to make up for something. Guerrero Junior, who emerged as the best hitter in the American League with a batting average of 0.311, 48 homers, 111 RBI, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.002 in 161 games in 2021, last year’s graph was somewhat broken. He played 160 games and hit 32 home runs, but his OPS dropped to 0.818. There were frequent analyzes that the ball did not float.토토사이트
Such Guerrero Jr. is shouting ‘AGAIN 2021’ while exploding cannons from the start of the demonstration game. Guerrero Jr. hit a home run against Pittsburgh on the 26th (Korean time), the first start of his demonstration game, and hit a two-run four in the left center against Bowman in the 5th inning against the New York Yankees at TD Ballpark on the 27th, homer in two consecutive games. reported
In the 7th pitch, he did not miss Bowman’s changeup misfire and turned the bat to create a home run. He had a relatively low launch angle, but the hit ball was so powerful that it flew over the fence. It was also a hit that symbolized that Guerrero Jr.’s physical condition was very good.
Amid growing expectations from the local media, there is also an evaluation that this is a positive signal toward future extension contracts. Guerrero Jr., who made his major league debut in 2019, will qualify as a free agent (FA) after the 2025 season. He still has three seasons left. For this reason, Toronto has not proposed a specific extension contract for Guerrero Jr.
However, if the annual salary has already reached 14.5 million dollars this year through the annual salary adjustment, and if Guerrero Jr. is confident in his ability, it is evaluated that it is not a bad idea to tie him to a long-term contract early. That is why long-term contract scenarios of more than 10 years, including the remaining salary adjustment period, are emerging.
While it seems clear Toronto will be interested in signing Guerrero Jr. to a long-term contract, what the total amount may be depends on Guerrero Jr.’s performance this year. Jim Borden, a columnist and former general manager of the North American sports media ‘The Athletic’, predicted Guerrero Jr.’s contract for 10 to 12 years and a total of 350 million dollars (approximately 460 billion won). Considering the recent skyrocketing ransom, there is a good chance that the contract will exceed 300 million dollars if it is a contract of more than 10 years.