Dodgers’ mistake: Cuban big gun sent to Houston for 6 years, 143.4 billion jackpot
Houston Astros’ “Cubasan big gun” Jordan Alvarez (25) signed an extension.
U.S. reporter Jeff Bankruptcy said on the 4th (Korea Standard Time) that Houston agreed to a six-year $115 million extension with Alvarez. The contract will start next season with the highest amount ever for a designated hitter.
Although Alvarez is not yet qualified to adjust his salary, Houston has been forced to sign an extension contract early on. Among the players who signed extended contracts before the salary adjustment qualification, Fernando Tatis Jr. (San Diego, $340 million in 2014), Buster Forge (former San Francisco, $159 million in 8 years), and Mike Trout (LA Angels, $144.5 million in 6 years).
Cuban right-handed left-handed outfielder Alvarez has been batting 293 hits, 75 home runs, and 217 RBIs in 278 games in four seasons since his major league debut in Houston in 2019. In his first year of 2019, he won the American League Rookie of the Year award with a batting average of .313, 27 home runs, 78 RBIs, and 1.067 OPS.
He was out of the season in two games due to a knee injury and surgery in 2020, but he played the full season in good health last year. He batted .277 with 33 home runs and 104 RBIs in 144 games, and won the MVP of the American League Championship Series to put his team in the World Series. He is also leading the Houston lineup with a batting average of .272 in 45 games, 14 home runs, 31 RBIs, and OPS.941
Alvarez, who is an outfielder in position but has a high proportion of designated hitters, won a large contract purely with his batting ability. He is 25 years old and young, so he can grow more than now. Houston is in its prime until Alvarez is 30.
Alvarez was originally from the Los Angeles Dodgers. After defection from Cuba in June 2016, he signed a contract with the Dodgers for $2 million. However, less than two months later, he left the Dodgers in early August after being traded to Houston bullpen pitcher Josh Fields. He also left the team in a short period of time without playing one game in the Dodgers minor, raising questions 토토사이트
Fields played well with a 2.61 ERA in 124 games with 8 wins, 2 losses, and 4 saves for two and a half years until 2018, but the trade evaluation changed to Houston’s complete victory as Alvarez, who made his big league debut after a preparation period in minor. For Alvarez, coming to Houston was also a stepping stone to success. Due to the thick outfielders and the lack of the National League designated hitter system until last year, the Dodgers would not have been able to hold such a large amount of money so quickly