It was reported that the Toronto Blue Jays had agreed to a three-year contract with shortstop Bo Vichet, one of the key members of the team’s strength.
Canadian media Sportsnet said on the 8th (Korean time), ‘According to sources, the Blue Jays agreed to a long-term contract with Bo Bissett ahead of the hearing two days later. It hasn’t been officially announced, but it appears to be a three-year contract.”
MLB.com also said on the same day, “Both sides have agreed to a three-year contract that omits the procedure for adjusting the annual salary for 2023. The fact that Vichet signed a contract until 2025, when he remains eligible for an annual salary adjustment application, means that the time to enter the free agent market remains the same.”
Vichet, who debuted in the major leagues in 2019, completed three full-time seasons at the end of last season and obtained the qualification for salary adjustment. Vichet, who received a salary of $723,550 last year, the lowest in the big leagues, asked for $7.5 million last month. However, the Toronto club offered $5 million and failed to reach an agreement, so both sides applied for an annual salary adjustment.
Sportsnet said, ‘Vichet received the biggest money of his life. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but one source speculated that $33.5 million (approximately 42.3 billion won) would be suitable for the next three seasons. I was able to resolve it,’ he explained.
After acquiring third baseman Chapman from the Oakland Athletics in a trade in March of last year, Toronto signed a two-year, $25 million, multi-year contract. Chapman will become a free agent after completing this season as originally scheduled. Similarly, it means that Vichet also set the contract period in line with the acquisition of FA qualification.
“The risk equation changes more as free agents get closer,” Toronto president Mark Shapiro said in December of last year. We have to find an agreement.”
Vichet participated in 159 games last year and marked a batting average of 0.290, 24 homers, 93 RBIs, 91 runs scored, and an OPS of 0.802, earning votes in the MVP vote for the second consecutive year. In 2021, he posted a batting average of 0.298, 29 homers, and 102 RBIs. He has totaled 380 hits, 53 home runs and 195 RBI over the last two years. 카지노사이트
As Toronto succeeded in signing a long-term contract with Vichet, another young superstar, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s contract extension is expected to emerge as an issue soon. After completing three full-time seasons, Guerrero signed a contract last month for an annual salary of $14.5 million. The time when he gets FA qualification is the end of 2025, the same as Bishet.
Guerrero, however, is of a different size than Vichet. There is a lot of possibility that Toronto will tie it up with a very long-term contract before that. It is a trend these days to sign a long-term contract with a representative franchise star at an early stage. San Diego Padres Fernando Tatis Jr. (14 years, $340 million), Atlanta Braves Ronald Acuna Jr. (8 years, $100 million) and Matt Olsen (8 years, $168 million) are representative examples.
But Guerrero has a very good chance of hitting the free agent market. This is because he is considered a prospective member of the ‘500 million dollar club’ along with Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels and Juan Soto of San Diego. Guerrero slightly slowed down last year with a batting average of 0.274, 32 homers and 97 RBIs, but he has already risen to the ranks of heavy hitters who can hit .300, 30 homers, and 100 RBIs.