Posting Starts… Challenge to MLB with ‘Brother-in-law and brother-in-law’


Baseball stars Lee Jung-hoo and Ko Woo-seok, the ‘brother-in-law-sister-in-law’ duo, were posted to 30 Major League Baseball teams simultaneously yesterday (May 5). American clubs will be scrambling to sign them over the next month.굿모닝토토 도메인

Lee Sung-hoon is a reporter.


The Major League Baseball office has ‘posted’ to 30 teams that they can negotiate with Lee Jung-hoo and Ko Woo-seok.

The time for negotiations is until 7 am on January 4 next year.

Major local media outlets, including, simultaneously reported the two players’ postings as the main news of the story.

[Lee] will become the owner of one of the coolest nicknames in big league baseball, perhaps in history, no matter which team he signs with: “Grandson of the Wind.” (Do you know why?) That’s because his father, KBO legend Lee Jong-beom, was nicknamed “Son of the Wind.”]

Highly regarded for his contact ability, vision, and defense, Lee is currently in Los Angeles preparing to negotiate, and is expected to receive offers from several deep-pocketed teams, including the New York Yankees, New York Mets, San Francisco, and San Diego.

The size of the contract is also certain to be a multi-year deal of at least four years at an average of $10 million per year, well above Ryu Hyun-jin’s $6 million per year in 2013 and Kim Ha-seong’s $7 million per year three years ago.

As for Ko, several teams in need of bullpen reinforcements, including St. Louis, are reportedly preparing contract offers.

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