When a fox dies, it puts its head toward the den where it lived, which means longing for its hometown. Professional players also move from one team to another as a free agent, but in the end, there are many cases where they return to their parents’ home where they debuted. Last year, Albert Pujols also returned to the St. Royce Cardinals and finished with a career-high 703 home runs. Now all we have to do is wait for the Hall of Fame vote.
On the 4th, the Kansas City Royals officially confirmed 39-year-old Jack Greninke’s one-year, $8.5 million contract extension. Last year his salary was $13 million. This year will be the ninth season with the Royals.
After graduating from Apoca High School in Florida, Greinke was drafted by the Kansas City Royals with the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 2002 draft. In his debut with the Royals, his 2009 16-8 record with a 2.19 earned run average (1st) won him the American League Cy Young Award. The club judged that a long-term contract with Greinke was difficult ahead of the free agency, so in December 2010, it carried out a 2-4 trade with the Milwaukee Bucks, including cash.
The Royals acquired outfielder Lorenzo Kane, infielder Alcides Escobar, and bullpens Jeremy Jeffries and Jake Odorizzi, all immediately available. Kane and Escobar became key forces as the Royals recaptured the World Series in 2015 after 30 years.
Greinke was traded from Milwaukee to the Los Angeles Angels on July 27, 2012. He appeared in 13 games for the Angels and showed off his ace-level down pitching with a 3.53 earned run average of 6 wins and 2 losses. After the season, he became a free agent and was expected to sign a contract with the Angels, but suddenly changed direction and signed a six-year, $147 million long-term contract with the Dodgers in December. This is the motivation for joining Ryu Hyun-jin and the Dodgers. 토토사이트
In fact, it was the right time for the Dodgers to win the World Series during the days of the troikas with good pitches such as Greinke, Ryu Hyun-jin, and Clayton Kershaw. In 2015, Greinke showed off his best pitch with an average ERA of 1.66 (1st place) with 19 wins and 3 losses. As for the Dodgers, the series was twisted when Kershaw took the mound as the team’s symbol as the first in the postseason.
When Greinke signed a contract with the Dodgers, he put the phrase that he would become a free agent with an opt-out after 3 years, and after achieving the best performance in 2015, he came back to the market and hit the jackpot. He signed a six-year, $206.5 million contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.