NC general manager Lim Sun-nam said in a phone call with Yonhap News on the 28th, “After the awards ceremony yesterday, we made the best offer the club can make to Pedi,” adding, “It is the best condition to make it within KBO league regulations such as salary cap (annual salary cap).”
He added, “Peddy said he would consider it, and we asked Feddy to decide as soon as possible.”
He also explained, “According to the foreign player contract rules, you can sign a multi-year contract from the second year,” adding, “However, I did not make the proposal with an unconventional long period of time.”
In December last year, NC signed a contract with Peddy for a total of 1 million U.S. dollars, including a down payment of 200,000 dollars and an annual salary of 800,000 dollars. It was the highest amount that a new foreign pitcher can receive.
Pedi has outperformed expectations. He pitched in 30 games this season and led NC to advance to the postseason by posting 20-6 losses and 2.00 ERA.
He also won the MVP at the KBO Awards held on the 27th with overwhelming support.
NC set a renewal policy early and proposed the highest treatment within the KBO league regulations.
NC is expected to have made an offer at or above the level of Dru Luchinsky, which is the highest-paid foreign player in the KBO League history.
NC signed Luccinski for a total of $2 million, including a down payment of $300,000, an annual salary of $1.6 million, and an incentive of $100,000 ahead of the 2022 season.
However, compared to the U.S. Major League Baseball (MLB) or Japanese professional baseball, $2 million in annual salary is not a big amount.
Some Japanese teams are already eyeing Fedi. Japanese media Nikkan Sports reported on Monday that the Orix Buffaloes are considering recruiting Fedi. 온라인경마
According to the current foreign player contract system in the KBO League, each club should not spend more than $4 million on three foreign players, including annual salaries, options, and transfer fees.
However, the total amount may change slightly as players increase by $100,000 depending on their renewal year.
From the second-year player, they can sign a multi-year contract, and there is no limit to the contract period.