On the 17th, professional baseball Lotte announced the signing of Han Hyun-hee (30), a free agent (FA), and also disclosed the details of the contract.
The contract period was 3+1 years, a down payment of 300 million won, a total guaranteed annual salary of 1.5 billion won, a maximum annual salary of 3.7 billion won, and a maximum total of 4 billion won. The maximum amount is 4 billion won, but if the option is not achieved, only 1.8 billion won is received. The difference in income that can occur with options amounts to 2.2 billion won.
Lotte explained, “We provide motivation to players through a high proportion of the option amount within the contract period.” Han Hyun-hee also expressed confidence, saying, “I will show you properly.”
There are many contracts with options like this in Stove League this winter. It motivates the players and acts as a ‘safety device’ for the club.
Yang Eui-ji, who is back in the arms of Doosan as the FA’s biggest player, is also at risk. The first four years of the 4+2 year contract period include a down payment of 4.4 billion won and a total annual salary of 6.6 billion won, and an option of up to 4.2 billion won for 2 years including incentives after the end of the 2026 season. Yang Eui-ji smiled and replied, “I have to work hard” to the question about the option conditions.
NC Park Min-woo, who signed the FA contract for the longest period in professional baseball history, also stayed on the condition of 5+3 years.
Out of the total amount of up to 14 billion won, the total options, including contract execution after 5 years, amount to 5 billion won.
The contracts of Lotte Park Se-woong and NC Koo Chang-mo, who signed the club’s first non-FA multi-year contracts, also have content to encourage players’ motivation. Park Se-woong signed a multi-year contract for 5 years and a total of 9 billion won. His guaranteed annual salary is 7 billion won, and the option is 2 billion won. In particular, Gu Chang-mo’s contract conditions vary depending on the points awarded in international competitions. 온라인바카라
If Koo Chang-mo fills 145 days of registration in 2023 and 2024 each and adds 35 international competition reward points, he will qualify as a free agent after the 2024 season.
If Koo Chang-mo obtains FA qualification after the end of the 2024 season, NC will give a total of 12.5 billion won, including an annual salary of 9 billion won and incentives of 3.5 billion won, for a six-year contract period from 2023. If Gu Chang-mo does not qualify for FA after the end of the 2024 season, NC will give a maximum of 13.2 billion won, including a guaranteed annual salary of 8.8 billion won, incentives and execution of the 7th year contract for a contract period of 6+1 years from 2023.
A provision to extend the contract by the length of military service was also included in the contract, but seeing that the contract was changed due to his performance in the national team, it is a condition that would stimulate Koo Chang-mo, whose military service issue has not yet been resolved. Koo Chang-mo was named to the national team entry for the World Baseball Classic (WBC), which will be held in March this year.
Cha Woo-chan, who started a new nest at Lotte after being released from LG, has an annual salary of 50 million won, but he has a separate option. He is worthy of motivation for Cha Woo-chan, who almost gave up his career as a player. The option has become a device that helps the player’s resurrection.