There is a ‘Scarlet Letter’ following the Texas Rangers. That’s what the ‘eating and running contract’ is. This is because many players who signed large contracts did not pay the ransom properly and only took money.
By the way, the two players who signed a large contract after the last 2021 season are doing well. Shortstop Corey Seager and second baseman Marcus Semien are the main characters.
Seager signed a 10-year, $325 million contract, and Semien signed a 7-year, $175 million contract. Together, they were $500 million.
At the time, many pointed out that Texas spent too much money.
However, as a result, investments in them are evaluated as successful.
On the 18th (Korean time), MLBTR shed light on Corey and Semion through an article titled ‘Texas’ massive middle infield investment is paying off’.
According to MLBTR, Carlos Correa, Seager, Semien, Trevor Story, and Javier Baez are on the free agency market for the 2021 offseason.
Correa came out again in the 2022 FA market, followed by Trea Turner, Zander Bogatz, and Dansby Swanson.
Last year, Seager hit 33 home runs and posted .245/0.317/.455 slashes. The wRC+ was 117, 17% above league average. fWAR was 4.5.
Left hamstring sprain and right thumb sprain this year.Although he only appeared in 78 games, he hit 22 homers and his offensive slashes were 0.348/0.411/0.661. His wRC+ is 190, the best in the league among players with at least 350 plate appearances. He already has an fWAR of 4.8 even though he hasn’t even played half a season.스포츠토토
Semien fell into a severe slump early last year, but finished with a wRC+ of 107 with slashes of 0.248/0.304/0.429. He had 26 home runs. He stole 25 bases and posted a 4.2 fWAR.
Semien’s performance this year is better. He has a wRC+ of 127 on 0.282/0.353/0.472 lines. His DRS is 11, which ranks second among second basemen in the league. His fWAR has already reached 5.0.
MLBTR said that these two players lead Texas with 72 wins and 49 losses this year, leading the West Division.
On the other hand, Correa came back to the free agent market after a solid performance last year. After many twists and turns, the contract was canceled twice due to problems found in the physical examination, and he signed a six-year, $200 million contract with the Minnesota Twins.
However, his defense is only league average and he is only 0.231/0.308/0.409 lines on offense.
Bogaerts hit just 12 home runs for the San Diego Padres. Lines of 0.272/0.346/0.400 aren’t too bad, but they’re not bad compared to the averages of 0.300/0.373/0.507 over the past five seasons.
Turner is having his worst season with 0.250/0.302/0.394 and an 86 wRC+. Story had league-average offense last year and had elbow surgery in the winter.
Baez hit 0.238/0.278/0.393 for the Detroit Tigers last year and is worse this year at 0.221/0.262/0.320.
Only Swanson is the only oath not from Texas among the players who have signed large-scale contracts, and he is recording good results.
MLBTR said, however, that the situation can change at any time because the contract period of these varies from 6 to 11 years.