Transfer + WBC failure + loss of salary… “Hard work continues” Choi Ji-man’s unfortunate Japanese press

Local multiple media such as the US’’ and’Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’ reported on the 18th (Korean time) that Choi Ji-man with the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Salary Adjustment Committee It was reported that the case had been lost.

Choi Ji-man participated in 113 games for the Tampa Bay Rays last year and had a “career low” season with 83 hits, 11 homers, 52 RBIs and 36 runs with a batting average of 0.233 OPS and 0.729, then was traded to Pittsburgh. Right after the transfer, Choi Ji-man claimed an annual salary of 5.4 million dollars (about 7 billion won) for the 2023 season, and Pittsburgh offered 4.65 million dollars (about 6 billion won), and their conflict began.

Choi Ji-man and Pittsburgh failed to reach an agreement until the deadline for salary application deadlines, and eventually decided to undergo an evaluation by the Salary Adjustment Committee. Prior to the 2021 season, Choi Ji-man also had a difference in salary with Tampa Bay. At that time, Choi Ji-man won and obtained 2.54 million dollars (about 3.3 billion won). However, this time,메이저놀이터 the salary adjustment committee sided with Pittsburgh, not Choi Man-man.

Although he lost to Pittsburgh at the Salary Adjustment Committee, considering the appearance of Ji-man Choi in the 2022 season and predicting his performance this season, Ji-man Choi received an appropriate annual salary. ‘Major League Trade Rumors (MLBTR)’, which has a very high annual salary prediction rate, predicted Choi Ji-man’s annual salary for the 2023 season at $4.5 million (about 5.8 billion won), but $150,000 (about 200 million won) is more money than this. because it was received

However, from an individual point of view, the flow after the 2022 season is not very good. This is the reason why he left Tampa Bay, where he had been for the longest time since entering the major leagues, to participate in the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which was his ‘dream’.

Choi Ji-man was originally listed on the WBC 30-man list, and his dream of becoming the first ‘Taegeuk Mark’ in his life seemed to come true. However, after the 2022 season, surgery to remove a bone fragment in his elbow crippled him. Pittsburgh blocked Choi Ji-man from participating in the WBC based on his surgery history. Choi Ji-man, who had time to rehabilitate according to the WBC schedule and was training, was literally hit by a ‘thunderbolt’.

Choi Ji-man, after failing to participate in the WBC, issued a statement of regret. As a result, Pittsburgh fans poured out criticism and criticism toward Choi Ji-man. And the Pittsburgh local press ‘Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’ delivered an article containing a negative view of Choi Ji-man.

Choi Ji-man, who is going through a lot of heartache in various ways, the Japanese media expressed their regret. Japan’s ‘Full Count’ reported the news of Choi Ji-man’s salary adjustment loss and said, “Because he underwent elbow surgery, his participation in the WBC was cancelled, and he lost the salary adjustment lawsuit.”

Then, ‘Full Count’ was accompanied by a reaction on social media by reporter Jason McKay of the ‘Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’ and expressed his regret, saying, “I transferred from Tampa Bay in November of last year as a trade, and the hard work continues.”

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