Toronto’s ‘choice’ is already drawing attention to what results it will produce.온라인카지노
On the 15th (Korean time), the American sports media ‘CBS Sports’ covered the theme of ‘The Most Urgent Question of 30 Clubs’ during the major league spring training period.
The question given to Toronto was none other than the ‘transfer student’ Brandon Belt. “How healthy will the belt look?”
Belt is making a fresh start in Toronto this year. It was in 2011 that Belt first appeared on the big league stage. He played only in San Francisco until last year. Belt, who hit double-digit homers for seven consecutive years from 2013 to 2019, exploded with a batting average of .274, 29 home runs and 59 RBIs in 2021, but last year, the batting average was .213, 8 home runs, and 23 RBIs. His career major league performance was a .261 batting average with 175 home runs and 584 RBI.
He’s certainly an attractive left-handed hitter with a long drive, but it’s going to be a matter of how healthy he stays. As a player who has already undergone three knee surgeries, his core theme is also health.
‘CBS Sports’ said, “Belt underwent right knee surgery in September of last year, which is the third knee surgery since 2018.” “Nevertheless, Toronto desperately needed a left-handed batter to diversify the lineup, and gave Belt a one-year contract. . Also, Toronto is renovating the Rogers Center, their home stadium, this offseason to move the right fence forward.”
Toronto decided to move the outfield fence at the Rogers Center ahead of this season. Based on the home plate, the right middle fence of the outfield is reduced from 375 feet (about 114 m) to 357 feet (about 109 m). Of course, it can’t be a structure that is advantageous to left-handed hitters.
It is a season that is enough motivation for Belt. Belt, who received an annual salary of 18.4 million dollars (approximately 23.6 billion won) by accepting a qualifying offer from San Francisco last year, agreed to an annual salary of 9.3 million dollars (approximately 12 billion won) by signing a one-year contract with Toronto. That’s almost half the salary.
Toronto, where most of the key hitters such as Vladimir Guerrero Jr., George Springer, Bo Bisset, Matt Chapman, and Alejandro Kirk are right-handed hitters, desperately needs belts and newly recruited left-hander Dalton Basho. Will the meeting between Toronto and Belt lead to success?