Ryu Hyun-jin Tanaka Toronto One Day One Two Punch Possible
Will Korea-Japan one-two punch be born?
Ryu Hyun-jin (33) and Masahiro Tanaka (32) are likely to eat in one bowl.
Both the New York Yankees and the Toronto Blue Jays are moving toward a new round of global rival teams.
First of all, Tanaka’s Yankee residue is getting thinner and thinner.
According to local media in New York, the Yankees are showing greater interest in catching second baseman DJ Le Meiheu. It is unlikely that the Yankees, which have no financial resources, will catch both Le Mayhew and Tanaka. In this case, Tanaka is likely to leave the Yankees, which he has been attached to for seven years.
The chances of the transfer team becoming Toronto are growing. Initially, it was predicted that the Yankees would stay or the White Sox would go, but both options are being closed. The White Sox have already strengthened their starting lineup by recruiting Texas ace Lance Lynn as a trade.
Toronto is making aggressive moves in the off-season. In particular, he is looking for a strong starting pitcher who will make a one-two punch with Ryu. In terms of experience and stability, Tanaka is a good choice.
Tanaka boasted of his steadyness for seven seasons. He has posted a stable record of 78 wins and 46 losses and a 3.74 ERA in 174 games in the American League East, notorious for his pitchers’ graves. Starting with his 13th win in his debut season, he has won double-digit wins for six consecutive years until 2019. He had three wins, three losses and a 3.56 ERA in 10 games this year.
The local outlook is also positive for Tanaka’s trip to Toronto 안전놀이터
Citing the possibility of a breakup with Tanaka, Fan Said predicted on the 10th (Korea time), “There is ample reason for Toronto to pursue Tanaka’s recruitment.”
The media cited the killing two birds with one stone effect of recruiting Tanaka.
The first is to strengthen the starting mound by recruiting top-class starters, and the second is to deal a blow to the global rival Yankees.
“Tanaka, who has a successful career in the Major League, can greatly improve his Toronto starting lineup,” the media said. “He will play a great one-two punch behind ace Ryu Hyun-jin.” It also predicted, “There is another effect of weakening the Yankees, who cannot afford to fill the void by bringing Tanaka from the rival team, and so is James Paxston (a former Yankees player on the FA market).”