New York Mets Showing Interest In Signing KBO MVP This Offseason

The New York Mets are reportedly showing a strong interest in acquiring Kiwoom Heroes outfielder Lee Jung-hoo, a notable player in the Korean Baseball Organization (KBO)​.

Lee, who has just been posted for the MLB, has attracted attention from various major league teams as they prepare for the upcoming season​.

During his seven-year tenure in the KBO, Lee has established an impressive record, boasting a batting average of .340, an on-base percentage of .407, and a slugging percentage of .491, along with hitting 65 home runs​.

In the last season alone, he achieved a batting line of .318/.406/.455 with six home runs, 45 RBIs, and six stolen bases in 86 games, despite a season-ending ankle injury that required surgery​.

The Mets' interest in Lee is a significant part of their strategy to enhance their roster, particularly focusing on their outfield.

His best season was in 2022, where he achieved a career-high of 23 home runs along with 10 triples, culminating in a .996 OPS. He was also named the MVP of the KBO that year.

While the Mets have been primarily concentrating on bolstering their pitching lineup, their pursuit of Lee underlines their intent to also add talent to their outfield, diversifying their focus on the overseas market this offseason​.

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