Have you crossed the river of no return… CY awardee, properly ‘broken heart’ by her parents’ team


Corbin Burns (29, Milwaukee Brewers), who received the 2021 National League Cy Young Award, seems to be hurt. Will he cross the river of no return with the club?

Burns received a notice from the Major League Salary Adjustment Committee on the 16th (Korean time) to 메이저놀이터 “accept the club’s offer.” Burns requested an annual salary of 10.75 million dollars (approximately 13.9 billion won) from the club, but he had to stamp on Milwaukee’s offer of 10.01 million dollars (approximately 13 billion won).

Burns was drafted by Milwaukee with the 111th overall pick in the 4th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft. Since 2018, when he made his big league debut, he has grown into a franchise star by playing an active role for five seasons. In 2021, he went 11-5 with an earned run average of 2.43 with 234 strikeouts and a WHIP (on-base percentage per inning) of 0.94 with 11 wins and 5 losses in 167 innings, and he sat in the arms of the National League.

Even last season, Burns did his part as the team’s ace. In 33 appearances, he went 12-8 with a 2.94 earned run average and 243 strikeouts in 202 innings for a 0.97 WHIP. Last year, Burns played 33 games, the most among major league pitchers, and had a splendid season, including being selected for the strikeout king and National League All-Star Game.

However, he couldn’t stop the team’s sluggishness. Despite Burns’ good pitching, the team failed to advance to the postseason with a record of 86 wins and 76 losses, ranking second in the Central Division of the National League and fourth in the wild card.

Burns wanted to be recognized for his performance last year, apart from his team performance. However, instead of praising Ace Burns, the club laid the blame for the team’s failure to advance to the postseason. Burns was deeply hurt by this.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Burns said, “My relationship with the club (with the salary adjustment) has been hurt over the past few weeks. It was hard to hear and difficult to accept.”

He continued, “I don’t have to say that. I’ve been working hard for 7 years in this team (after joining in 2016). However, the team is evaluating differently than I think,” he couldn’t hide his disappointment.

Burns will acquire FA (free agent) status after the 2024 season. And speculation emerged that the recent salary adjustment process could affect his contract extension.

New York local media ‘New York Post’ recently said, “Milwaukee has no plans to trade Burns off-season. After angering the Ace with the salary adjustment process, I wonder what the contract extension will be like.” “If the team plans to extend the contract, If there was, it’s hard to understand what upset the top pitcher.”

Milwaukee fans, like Burns, don’t understand the club’s behavior as easily. Some fans criticize the club on personal social media and hope that Burns will change his mind.

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