Обсуждение участника:“Slugger Bellinger agrees to a 3-year, $80 million contract with his original team, the Cubs.”

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Right to opt out after the 2024 and 2025 seasons

Cody Bellinger signs with Cubs

Cody Bellinger (28), a large outfielder who remained in the Major League Baseball (MLB) free agent (FA) market, signed a three-year contract with his original team, the Chicago Cubs, for a total of 80 million won. An agreement was reached to sign a contract worth USD (approximately 106.6 billion won).

ESPN quoted a source on the 25th (Korean time) and announced the news of the contract agreement, saying, "Bellinger can opt out (break the existing contract and sign a free agent contract again) after completing the first and second seasons of the contract." “The existing rights were entered into the contract,” the report said.

If Bellinger does not opt ​​out, he will receive $30 million in the 2024 and 2025 seasons and $20 million in 2026, respectively.

Bellinger is a superstar who received the National League (NL) Rookie of the Year Award in 2017 and the NL Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) in 2019.

After experiencing a terrible slump from 2020 to 2022, he was released as a non-tender (unconditional release) from the Los Angeles Dodgers, and succeeded in overcoming the pain of being released from the Cubs last year and made a comeback.

He appeared in 130 games, posted a batting average of 0.307, 26 home runs, and 97 RBIs, regaining his former form and confidently becoming a free agent.

Bellinger's contract was not as easy to sign as expected.Due to the sluggish market atmosphere and the stubbornness of his agent Scott Boras, he was unable to find a team until spring camp opened.

Bellinger had difficulty signing the contract only after the Cubs had played two exhibition games.

There are still many big players remaining in the free agent market.

Blake Snell, last season's NL Cy Young Award winner, left-handed starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery, and third baseman Matt Chapman, who also plays offense and defense, have not yet signed contracts. 스포츠토토맨