Despite the departure of Jake deGrom (34), they formed the best starting lineup in the National League. With the signing of Senga Godai (29) by the New York Mets on the 10th (Korean time), the lineup of five starting pitchers for next season has been decided. With overwhelming financial power, he completed the strongest starting lineup in the major leagues.
Let’s look at the faces of the starting pitchers. Ace Max Scherzer (38) and Justin Verlander (39), who was recruited as a free agent (FA), are two legends of a “one-two punch.” Scherzer is in the American League and National League. He won the Cy Young Award three times in both leagues, won the most wins 4 times and the most strikeouts 3 times. Verlander is an American League Cy Young winner this season. A total of three times, he won the Cy Young Award, and won the most wins four times and the strikeout king five times.
Carlos Carisco (35), Jose Quintana (33), and Senga support them. Right-hander Carlos Carrasco (35) of Venezuelan nationality joined the New York Mets last year after working for the Cleveland Guardians. He won 15 wins this season (7 losses, average ERA of 3.97), tying with Chris Bassett (33) for the most wins in the team. In 2017, when he was a member of Cleveland, he won the most wins in the American League with 18 wins. Three out of five New York Mets starting pitchers have experienced multiple wins.
Colombian left-hander Jose Quintana (33) joined this offseason. He won 6 wins (7 losses, ERA 2.93) with the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals this year.
These five starting pitchers have won 725 total wins, and their total ransom is $364.66 million (approximately 476.24 billion won). Verlander has 244 career wins, Scherzer has 201 wins, Carrasco has 104 wins, and Quintana has 89 wins. Senga appeared in 224 games for the Softbank Hawks, recording 87 wins, 44 losses, 20 holds, 1 save, and an ERA of 2.59.
Verlander, who became a free agent with the Houston Astros, signed a two-year, $86.66 million contract with the New York Mets. Last year, 스포츠토토 Scherzer signed a three-year, $130 million contract. The two players each receive an average annual salary of $43 million. Jose Quintana signed a two-year, $26 million contract, and Senga signed a five-year, $75 million contract. Carrasco’s next year salary is $14 million.
Senga, who has achieved her dream of advancing to the major leagues, seems to be able to escape from the pressure because she has strong teammates.
Senga’s hometown is Gamagori, a small town in Aichi Prefecture with a population of about 80,000. After graduating from Gamagori High School, he joined Softbank as the 4th pick in the 2011 training draft and became an official player in 2012. He switched from throwing as a middle pitcher to a starting pitcher and won double-digit wins for 7 consecutive years from 2016.
He won a lot in 2020. He earned three earned run averages and three strikeouts. In 2019, he achieved his first no-hit no-run as a foster player against the Chiba Lotte Marines. It is his first major league appearance as a former player.
After the 2017 season, Senga asked the Softbank club to enter the major leagues through the posting system. When the club did not allow it, he conveyed his intention to challenge the major leagues again in the 2018 and 2019 off-seasons, but was blocked by the club’s opposition. He played an active role as an ace until he became a free agent eligible for overseas advancement, preparing for the major league challenge and finally achieving his dream.