After the public signing and trade declaration… There is no team looking for Jeong Chan-heon yet.
Kiwoom publicly announced that it would transfer pitcher Jung Chan-heon (33), who declared his qualification as a free agent (FA) at the end of last month, to another team through a sign-and-trade.
It was to open the way for Jeong Chan-heon, who was unable to find a destination in the free agent market. Jeong Chan-heon’s FA grade is B, and if other clubs recruit him, he must give 25 protected players and one compensation player plus 100% of the previous season’s annual salary, or 200% of the previous season’s annual salary. Kiwoom gave up the compensation player and allowed Jung Chan-heon to transfer more freely.
However, Jeong Chan-heon has yet to find a new nest.
Ten clubs, including Kiwoom, started spring camp in earnest from February 1st. Starting with overseas battery training, which has not been possible due to Corona 19, they are quenching for the next season in the United States and Japan. Meanwhile, Jeong Chan-heon is training in Korea and he is waiting for the team he will play for. 바카라
An official from Kiwoom said on the 8th, “There is no team that is discussing a sign-and-trade with Jeong Chan-heon yet.”
After the club expressed its intention publicly, one team showed interest, but in the end, the final contract was not concluded. Kiwoom tried in various ways to find a new team for Chan-heon Jeong, but there is no team that is very interested, leaving a regret.
Currently, there are four players in the free agency market, including Jeong Chan-heon, who have yet to sign a contract. Pitcher Kang Ri-ho, outfielders Kwon Hee-dong and Lee Myung-gi are invincible and looking forward to the next season. Among them, Jeong Chan-heon has been on the verge of declaring a sign-and-trade from the club, but the market’s gaze is still cold. Teams from 10 clubs are already fully prepared for the next season.
After graduating from Gwangju Jeil High School, Jeong Chan-heon, who was nominated by LG in the 1st round of the 2nd round in 2008, wore a Kiwoom uniform as a trade ahead of the 2021 season. Jeong Chan-heon, who played an active role with an average ERA of 3.51 in 2021 season, the first season after the transfer, recorded an average ERA of 5.36 in 20 games, 5 wins and 6 losses in the last season, and performed poorly compared to the previous year.
Kiwoom, who advanced to the postseason by finishing third in the regular season, put the name of Jeong Chan-heon in the semi-playoff entry. Jeong Chan-heon took the mound in 1 game and recorded 2 scoreless innings. Kiwoom also made it to the playoffs, but Jeong Chan-heon was left out of the entry. Han Hyun-hee, who was excluded from the entry together at the time, transferred to Lotte under an FA contract, but Jeong Chan-heon is realizing the cold reality.
The FA declaration is an opportunity to evaluate a player’s value. However, there were some who held back Chan-heon Jeong when he declared his FA qualification. As one official expressed regret, saying, “It is regrettable that the FA declaration was made,” Jung Chan-heon is going through a difficult time.