‘If RYU comes out, we win’ $80M deal that was a virtual failure, Toronto has its work cut out for it
If he comes out and wins, Toronto is in trouble.
Hyun-jin Ryu is becoming Toronto’s “win fairy”. If Ryu comes out, they win.
Hyun-jin Ryu started the game against the Colorado Rockies on April 2 and pitched five innings of two-run ball. While he was unable to pick up his fourth win of the season, Ryu’s outing was far from a disappointment as his team won 13-9.스포츠토토
Despite leaving with the game tied at 2-2 and not getting the win, Ryu has been consistent. He has pitched 29 innings in six games this season. His 2.48 ERA shows how reliable he is as a starter.
His record is 3-1. Aside from the comeback loss, the other five games were three wins and two no-decisions. Importantly, the team won all five games. Individual wins aside, when Ryu starts, Toronto’s game dances. With a strong batting lineup, the Jays are in position to make a run.
Toronto is in the thick of the fall baseball race. They are closing in on the third-place Texas Rangers in the wild card race. The return of Ryu Hyun-jin has been a huge boost. Without him, Toronto might have already fallen out of contention.
Ryu is in the final year of a four-year, $80 million contract with Toronto. In truth, it’s a deal that Toronto couldn’t have been happier with. He hasn’t been overwhelming since signing as a free agent, and he’s just returned from over a year off due to elbow surgery.
However, if he continues to perform as well as he did after the surgery, Toronto will be in trouble. While it’s unlikely that he’ll get the “big” contract he’s used to, it’s not impossible to envision a deal that would keep him on the field for two or three more years. Finding starting pitching talent like this isn’t easy.