Last year’s all-time 98.9 billion won → 3rd place this year’s 74 billion won free agency frenzy. The more the same position, the higher the ransom 

You need to have the same positions to go up.

It is said that scarcity is usually important when setting prices. If there are many people who want one item, the price naturally rises as they try to take it.

In the free agency market, the more good players there are in the same position, the higher the price.

That was the case with the FA market last year and this year.

The FA market, which opened after last season, was literally a frenzy. While producing only 5 contracts worth 10 billion won, the amount signed by 15 free agents was a whopping 98.9 billion won. If you add non-FA multi-year contracts, it far exceeds 100 billion won.

Of the five contracts worth 10 billion won, only one Yang Hyeon-jong was a pitcher, and the other four were all outfielders. Na Seong-beom transferred from NC Dinos to KIA Tigers and signed a contract for 15 billion won for 6 years, and Park Kun-woo transferred to NC from Doosan Bears and received 10 billion won for 6 years. LG Kim Hyun-soo signed a contract for 11.5 billion won for 4+2 years and Doosan Kim Jae-hwan for 11.5 billion won for 4 years.

If not 10 billion won, Park Hae-min transferred from Samsung Lions to LG for 6 billion won over 4 years, and Son A-seop left Lotte for 6.4 billion won over 4 years and settled in NC. As the good outfielders who lead the team’s hitting were released all at once, several clubs had no choice but to jump into the fight for stealing and stealing, and the price also increased.

In the 2023 FA market, he was a catcher. When the four main catchers were released at once, the competition between the team trying to take it and the team not wanting to be taken away was fierce, and Yang Eui-ji, who left for NC for 15 billion won for 4 years 4 years ago, returned to Doosan, his parent’s home, this time for 15.2 billion won for 6 years. Yang Eui-ui will be 36 years old next year, so he will play for Doosan until he is 41 years old.

Yoo Kang-nam, who kept LG’s home, moved to the Lotte Giants and signed a contract for a total of 8 billion won for 4 years, and LG immediately contacted Park Dong-won, who played for KIA, and recruited him for 6.5 billion won for 4 years. NC, which lost Yang Eui-ji, also signed a contract with Park Se-hyuk of Doosan for 4.6 billion won.

As the catcher led the free agency market, the overall price increased, and although there are still seven players left, the total amount of free agent contracts recorded 74.03 billion won, ranking third after 98.9 billion won in 2022 and 76.62 billion won in 2016. It is a situation worth aiming for the 2nd place in the history according to the contract of 7 people. 메이저놀이터

It seems that this is the reason why the pitcher has not been in the limelight in the FA market this time. This time, the team’s ace level pitcher did not come out. Since there is no pitcher to lose, there is no need to try to recruit outsiders.

Free agents should not be anxious because there is a competitor for the same position, but rather, they should hope that the competitor will sign a contract at a higher price.

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