Lee Jung-hoo signed a contract with a devil agent, and after that, there was a desperate need for Boras.
After the 2023 season, Lee Jung-hoo (25, Kiwoom Heroes), who challenged to advance to the Major League (MLB), joined hands with’Super Agent’ Scott Boras (71).
Columnist John Heyman of the US New York Post posted on his Twitter on the 25th (Korean time), “Lee Jung-hoo, who is the MVP of the KBO League and will challenge the US after this season, has appointed Boras as his agent.”
It was the result of Boras’ three high school endeavors. That’s how much Boras was desperate for this contract. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Borasi’s desperation led to the contract. It can be said that Lee Jung-hoo’s status is high.
Boras is a notorious agent in the major leagues. He is an angel who makes a lot of money for players, but he is evaluated as a devil who poses a threat to his club.
In Stove League in 2019, when Ryu Hyun-jin moved the team to the Toronto Blue Jays, he opened the era of ‘1 billion dollars (about 1.2344 trillion won)’ for the first time as an agent.
Interestingly, this is not the first time Boras and Lee Jung-hoo have been connected.
Boras had been in contact with Lee Jung-hoo two years ago when he first dreamed of playing in the major leagues and was looking for an agent.
He has met directly with Lee Jung-hoo and discussed the services that can be provided and contract issues.
However, the contract was not concluded at that time. This is because Lee Jung-hoo’s side chose Rico. Lee Jung-hoo’s side signed a contract with Ricoh Agency under the judgment that Ricoh Agency could be a greater force for them to work in the domestic league.
For Boras, it was like looking at the roof of a dog chasing chickens. The pride of being the best agent could also be damaged.
However, Boras did not give up on Lee Jung-hoo until the end.
When the news spread that Lee Jung-hoo was seeking a partner who could help him enter the major leagues in the US, he expressed his intention to sign a contract with Lee Jung-hoo faster than anyone else.
And this time, he succeeded in shaking Lee Jung-hoo’s heart. The result is this partnership agreement.
Lee Jung-hoo is the best player in the KBO league to the point where he has no opponent.
Last season, batting average of 0.349, 193 hits, 23 homers, 113 RBIs, on-base percentage of 0.421, slugging percentage of 0.575, OPS of 0.996, etc. 헤라카지노
Later, after the season, he made his entry into the major leagues official, and as his first step, he signed a partnership contract with Boras.
It is known that Boras highly evaluates his Lee Jung-hoo ability. It can be said that he has more confidence than any other player to win a contract with better conditions.
An official familiar with major league contracts said, “Boras must have felt a great sense of loss because he failed to produce results in contact with Lee Jung-hoo in the first place. Nevertheless, the fact that Boras took the lead again means that Lee Jung-hoo is a player with good conditions. I could feel Boras’s earnestness. He said, “It is a condition that Lee Jung-hoo has nothing to lose.”
This contract, which gave a glimpse of Boras’ desperateness, was an example of how high Lee Jung-hoo’s value in the major leagues was. It remains to be seen what kind of synergy effect Lee Jung-hoo’s skills and Boras’s earnestness can create.