The transfer path for ‘FA (free agent) uncontracted’ Jeong Chan-heon (33) has been opened. Kiwoom Heroes, the original team, has confirmed the sign-and-trade policy.
An official familiar with the KBO league situation told Star News on the 26th, “Recently, Kiwoom has agreed to a sign-and-trade policy with Chan-Heon Jeong. I know from the decision I made,” he said.
Jeong Chan-heon, who joined the LG Twins as the 1st overall pick in the 2nd 1st round in 2008, has become a 16-year professional veteran. Jeong Chan-heon has devoted himself to the team by performing all-weather activities as a starter and bullpen. He took on the role of a hammer and did not hesitate to do dirty work.
It was in July 2021 that he, who continued to play for LG, headed to Kiwoom. At that time, the team was moved for the first time through a 1:1 trade between LG and Kiwoom (Seo Kun-chang to LG).
In the 2021 season, Jeong Chan-heon appeared in 23 games and performed well with an average ERA of 4.01 (114⅓ innings, 51 ERA) with 9 wins and 5 losses. In the 2022 season, he participated in 20 games and marked an average ERA of 5.36 (52 ERA in 87⅓ innings) with 5 wins and 6 losses.
He is still evaluated as an attractive selection resource. He boasts a seasoned beauty of cooking batters based on various pitches. It is also an advantage that he can play without covering the 5th start, alternate start, and long relief.
Most of all, it was encouraging to contribute to the team by digesting the season silently without getting sick. Even recently, Jeong Chan-heon went ahead and consulted with an agency before receiving treatment. Park Chul-woong, who is in charge of the attending physician and the head of Daejeon Woori Hospital, received a diagnosis saying, “As an athlete, there is no abnormality in the body.” Currently, Jeong Chan-heon is training and sweating at 54K Sports located in Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
After the 2022 season, Jung Chan-heon obtained FA status. A team that recruits Jeong Chan-heon, a B grade FA, must compensate for 100% of the previous season’s annual salary and one player other than 25 protected players, or 200% of the previous season’s annual salary. Jeong Chan-heon’s annual salary last year was 280 million won.
After the free agency market was opened, players who obtained valuable qualifications stamped one after another. Recently, Han Hyun-hee, who was a member of Kiwoom, signed a free agent contract with the Lotte Giants for a total of 4 billion won, up to 3.7 billion won, including a 3+1 year down payment of 300 million won and a guaranteed annual salary of 1.5 billion won. However, there was hardly any news about Jeong Chan-heon. Previously, the Kiwoom club respected the player’s position that he wanted to look at the market situation and continued to watch. 스포츠토토
Compensation money is also compensation money, but it was no exaggeration to say that the compensation player caught the ankle of FA transfer. However, with sign-and-trade, the story is different. Previously, Kiwoom (including Nexen days) sent Chae Tae-in (Lotte ↔ Park Seong-min), Kim Min-seong (LG ↔ 500 million won in cash), and Kim Sang-soo (SK to SK ↔ 300 million won in cash, rookie nomination rights) to other teams through sign-and-trade. there is.
For a team that wants Jeong Chan-heon, of course, the price of the trade has to be paid, but the burden is small compared to the outflow of compensation players. Athletes can benefit too. This is because it opens a way to escape from the crisis that could lead to losing the FA.
Jeong Chan-heon was previously evaluated as a dugout leader and older brother who had a good influence on young pitchers at LG and Kiwoom. If you recruit him through a reasonable amount of investment, you will be able to see not only his skills but also the positive effects of being a veteran. With each club on the verge of departing for an overseas spring camp, will Jeong Chan-heon be able to dramatically find a new team? Attention is focusing on which uniform he will wear in the 2023 season, who is determined to revive his incisor.