A big hand has been raised. The New York Mets, led by commuter billionaire owner Steve Cohen, are interested in signing Lee Jung-hoo, 25.
The New York Mets have expressed interest in signing outfielder Jung-hoo Lee as they look to bolster their outfield, according to USA Today.굿모닝토토 도메인
The New York Mets join the New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, and San Diego Padres in their initial interest. Lee’s popularity is palpable.
It is expected that Lee’s major league posts will start as early as the 5th. Once Lee’s postings officially begin, there could be more teams interested in signing him.
Lee’s major league posting will be open for 30 days. If Lee doesn’t sign with a major league team during this time, he will have to wait until the following year.
However, the chances of this happening are very slim, given the interest of several major league teams and Lee’s willingness to move to the United States.
In seven years of professional baseball in South Korea, Lee batted .340 with 65 home runs, 515 RBIs, 581 runs scored, 1,081 hits, a .407 OPS and a .898 slugging percentage in 884 games.
Before heading to the major leagues, Lee made all the right preparations, including hiring super-agent Scott Boras as his representative.
Meanwhile, the outlet noted that the New York Mets are all-in on Yoshinobu Yamamoto and have no interest in Juan Soto and Blake Snell.