‘4 Billion’ Bauer, 1st in wins and 1st in strikeouts…how much is next year’s ransom, Japan’s all-time high is 6.6 billion

Trevor Bauer (Yokohama DeNA) is a reigning Nippon Professional Baseball Cy Young Award-winning pitcher, and the question is where he’ll be next year and how much he’ll be paid.

온라인카지노After winning the National League Cy Young Award in 2020, Bauer became a free agent after the season and signed a three-year, $120 million deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

But his fortunes changed during the 2021 season when he was swept up in sexual assault allegations. He was placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball, and missed the 2022 season for a year and a half. The investigation lasted nearly a year and a half, with prosecutors declining to file charges. In December of last year, Major League Baseball reduced the suspension. However, the Los Angeles Dodgers released Bauer in January with one year left on his contract.

After failing to find a new team in the major leagues, Bauer signed a one-year, $3 million contract with Yokohama in March to start over in Nippon Professional Baseball. The late signing allowed Bauer to work his way up through the second team, and he made his NPB debut in early May.

After winning his Japanese debut in early May with seven innings, seven hits (one home run), nine strikeouts, and one run, Bauer was pounded for seven runs in the next two games. There was some speculation that he was being analyzed under the microscope of Japanese baseball, and he was sent down to the second team to make adjustments to his quick motion.

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He has been pitching steadily since returning to the first team. Excluding the two games where he was hit hard, he made 15 quality starts in 16 games. On August 3, he threw 123 pitches in a no-hitter against Hiroshima until the 10th inning. On Aug. 25, he threw 126 pitches in eight innings of two-run ball against Junichi for his 10th win of the season.

Despite starting the season a month late, Bauer is 10-4 with a 2.75 ERA in 18 appearances. She is tied for second in the league in wins (11), one behind the league leader. Second in strikeouts with 128. Nine out of first place. Tied for first in the league in quality starts (15) and fourth in innings pitched (130).

While most Japanese pitchers pitch once a week on five or six days’ rest, Bauer has also pitched on four days’ rest like the Major Leagues, making up for a month’s absence in wins, innings pitched, and more.

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According to Japanese media outlet Daily Sports, “Yokohama and Bauer reportedly signed a one-year, $3 million deal. It’s an unusually low price for an active major leaguer, but there’s a reason for it.” “Bauer’s three-year, $120 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021 will pay him about $30 million this season. With such a large income, Yokohama was able to acquire Bauer for $3 million.”

“Bauer is in contention for the wins title and is performing at his best. After missing the last two years, he’s proven himself as a starter and could be in the running for a major league job next year. However, there are many major league teams that refuse to sign him due to the sexual assault issue, so there is a possibility that he will play in Japan next year.”

Meanwhile, the highest salary in Nippon Professional Baseball is 900 million yen (about 8.2 billion won) for Rakuten’s Masahiro Tanaka. The highest salary for a foreign player is Roberto Pettagiani’s 720 million yen (about 6.6 billion won).

The Daily Sport quoted him as saying, “You won’t be able to sign for $3 million a year like you did this season. It is inevitable that it will become a money game.”

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