The legend of 139.7 billion won in Japan is looking at Park Chan-ho… For Ryu Hyun-jin, 100 wins is ‘a miracle is needed’

Darvish Yu (37, San Diego Padres) finally achieved 100 major league wins. There is a high possibility of winning the title with the most wins in the history of Asian major leaguers, surpassing Park Chan-ho and Nomo Hideo.메이저놀이터

Darvish started the 2023 major league away game against the Colorado Rockies held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, USA on the 10th (hereinafter Korean time), and won 5 wins (4 losses) in the season with 5 hits, 6 strikeouts, 4 walks and 4 runs in 5⅓ innings. won

It is 100 wins in total. After making his major league debut at the Texas Rangers in 2012, it is a record that was achieved in 11 years and 254 games. This is the third Asian major league record. Hideo Nomo (123 wins) achieved this for the first time in a home game against the San Francisco Giants (7 innings, 6 hits, 7 strikeouts, 2 walks and 4 runs) on April 21, 2003, while playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The second 100 wins is Park Chan-ho (124 wins). It was achieved in an away game against the Kansas City Royals on June 5, 2005, when he was a Texas Rangers (5 innings, 11 hits, 5 strikeouts, 2 walks, 6 runs). Unfortunately, all three pitchers did not pitch very well in the game where they achieved 100 wins, and they received the help of the other line.

Anyway, winning 100 major league careers is not for everyone. Moreover, Darvish made his debut with the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2005, played until 2011, and played in the major leagues from the age of 26 in 2012. He was at a disadvantage compared to Park Chan-ho, who started his career in the United States. He has 192 wins in the US and Japan, and there is a possibility of breaking 200 wins this season.

Darvish signed a six-year, $108 million (approximately 139.7 billion won) contract extension with San Diego ahead of this season. He was guaranteed to be active until 2028, at the age of 42. If he is not seriously ill, it is worth challenging Park Chan-ho and Nomo’s 124 wins and 123 wins to 140 to 150 wins.

▲ Top 10 Major Leaguers in Asia Park
Chan-ho/Korea/124-98/ERA 4.36/1993 innings Hideo Nomo
/Japan/123-109/average ERA 4.24/1976⅓innings Darvish
Yu/Japan/100-77/average ERA 3.54/1557 innings (active)
Hideki Kuroda/Japan/79-79/ERA 3.45/1319 innings
Masahiro Tanaka/Japan/78-46/average ERA 3.74/1054⅓ innings (active, Japan)
Ryu Hyun-jin/Korea/75 Win 45/ERA 3.27/1003⅓ innings (active)
Jianming Wang/Taiwan/68 wins/34 losses/ERA 4.36/845⅔ innings
Hisashi Iwakuma/Japan/63 wins/39 losses/ERA 3.42/883⅔ innings
Kenta Maeda/Japan/ 59 wins 45 losses/ERA 3.98/778 innings (active)
Chen Wein/Taiwan/59-51/ERA 4.18/1064⅔innings

If so, who will be next to Darvish? Kuroda has retired, and Tanaka has returned to Japan. Hwang-sang Ryu is Hyun-jin Ryu (Toronto Blue Jays). However, the 100-win challenge doesn’t seem easy. The severe ups and downs that started in the second half of the 2021 season, and there are concerns that he will be caught up in Tommy John surgery in the summer of 2022.

Ryu Hyun-jin recorded an average ERA of 3.27 with 75 wins and 45 losses in 175 major league games. There are gaps in his career due to injuries or surgeries. He is a top-notch pitcher in the major leagues that counts when he is healthy, but he has had many unhealthy periods.

Ryu Hyun-jin hoped to return immediately after the All-Star break. It seems that he can digest up to 15 games if he digests the full rotation. Here he finishes a four-year, $80 million contract with Toronto, well away from 100 wins even with a half-threat.

In other words, it comes to the conclusion that Ryu Hyun-jin must sign a decent contract in the 2023-2024 free agent market to challenge for 100 major league wins. He needs to change his perspective in the market by providing an opportunity for a rebound in the second half. He is 36 years old, which is not small, so the key is to guarantee the duration of his contract. Weakness in age is unavoidable, but the perspective on durability can be partially compensated by performance in the second half. Toronto is also important to Ryu Hyun-jin’s move after his return, but Ryu Hyun-jin’s personal performance in the second half is very important.

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