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The San Francisco Giants opened the club's official website with 'Freshman' It was filled with photos of Lee Jeong-hoo .
San Francisco held a press conference for Lee Jung-hoo's joining at Oracle Park, San Francisco's home stadium, at 6 a.m. on the 16th.
After completing the 2023 season, Lee Jeong-hoo challenged the major league through the posting system (private competitive bidding). San Francisco general manager Pete Putilla showed such interest that he gave a standing ovation while watching Lee Jung-hoo's game during the 2023 season.
In the end, San Francisco and Lee Jung-hoo signed a six-year contract worth a total of $113 million (about 148.4 billion won). With this, Lee Jung-hoo became the most expensive player in San Francisco. He is first in average annual amount and first in total. Second place is right-handed ace Logan Webb (average annual value of $18 million, total $90 million over 5 years).
San Francisco's treatment of the team's highest value player was clear. From the beginning of the introductory press conference, Lee Jeong-hoo's parents were introduced. Lee Jeong-hoo's father, 'Son of the Wind' Lee Jong-beom was able to tour San Francisco's home stadium, Oracle Park, with his wife, Lee Jeong-hoo.
San Francisco's official website quickly announced the news of Lee Jung-hoo's joining press conference. A video of Lee Jeong-hoo's press conference was posted on the main screen. The official SNS introduced Lee Jung-hoo's autograph, smile, and comment. It literally records and announces everything about Lee Jeong-hu.
Lee Jung-hoo also expressed satisfaction with his new team, San Francisco. Lee Jung-hoo said at a press conference that day, "I have been watching the major league since I was young. San Francisco has a long history and many players have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. They had won a lot recently and were a team I liked historically. “It is an honor to play for a club with a long history,” he said.
He also expressed his expectations about his home stadium, Oracle Park. He also expressed his strong determination to hit the 'splash hit' falling into the sea beyond the right wall of Oracle Park. Lee Jeong-hoo said, “I played at Gocheok Dome, but I ended up playing at a natural stadium. It’s nice to play in such a unique stadium. “I’m most looking forward to the splash hit,” he said.
Lee Jung-hoo, who established his status in the KBO league by signing a contract worth $113 million. San Francisco showed its affection for the new star by displaying a photo of Lee Jung-hoo on the main page of its website. Lee Jeong-hoo also expressed satisfaction with his new team, San Francisco. This is Lee Jeong-hoo, who took his first step toward the major league amid great interest.
Saturday, December 16, 2023