What do Park Chan-ho, Choo Shin-soo, Ryu Hyun-jin, Corea, Bogatsu, Rodon, and Yoshida have in common? Boras + Unexpected ‘Awesome’

There are outliers in every job. The dictionary defines an outlier as ‘ a sample that deviates significantly from the mean and thus stands out from other subjects’.

In football, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar are outliers.

There are players like that in baseball. They are Chanho Park, Shinsoo Choo, Hyunjin Ryu, Carlos Correa, Xander Bogatz, Carlos Rodon, and Masataka Yoshida.

What they have in common is that they have the same agent. And all of them hit unexpected jackpot contracts.

The agent is ‘The Devil’s Tongue’ Scott Boras.

Park Chan-ho signed a five-year, $65 million contract with the Texas Rangers ahead of the 2002 season. It was huge at the time.

Choo Shin-soo wore a Texas uniform for 7 years and 130 million dollars ahead of the 2014 season.

Hyun-jin Ryu signed with the Toronto Blue Jays for 4 years and $80 million ahead of the 2020 season.

Ahead of the 2023 season, Correa (San Francisco Giants), Bogarts (San Diego Padres), Rodon (New York Yankees), and Yoshida (Boston Red Sox) also signed great contracts. 메이저사이트

Boras’ strategy is simple. He negotiates against a rich club that will spend a lot of money. And he persistently digs into the club’s weaknesses. As a result, he wins a larger-than-expected contract.

In the case of Park Chan-ho, Texas, the ‘big hand’ in the southern United States, absolutely needed a starting pitcher at the time. Ahead of the 2014 season, Texas was also desperate to sign a table setter with a high on-base percentage. Choo Shin-soo was the right person at the time. Ryu Hyun-jin went to Toronto, which desperately needed a veteran pitcher who could serve as a role model for young pitchers. Losing Aaron Judge, San Francisco went all-in on Correa. San Diego absolutely needed a shortstop to solve its first base problem. The Yankees had to reinforce their starting pitcher. Boston had to sign an outfielder.

Against a rich club desperately in need of reinforcements, Boras offers a contract that will surprise even the concerned player with his flamboyant tongue. He gave Yoshida twice as many contract gifts.