Reporter Yoon-Jun Ko = San Francisco Giants one-club man Brandon Crawford expressed his love for the team.
Crawford participated in the club’s fan festival on the 5th (Korean time) and conducted an interview with ‘NBC Sports’. “I was born in San Francisco and grew up as a fan. I don’t want to go anywhere else. I want to retire with the Giants,” he said.
He made his big league debut in 2011 and has consistently helped the team as a starting shortstop. He recorded a career batting average of 0.253, 139 homers, 706 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.722. 안전놀이터
As Brandon Belt recently left for the Toronto Blue Jays, Crawford became the last member of the ‘Miracle in Even Years’ championship.
Crawford, who had been consistently active, had a career high season with a batting average of 0.298 and 24 homers OPS of 0.895 in the 2021 season, and then signed a two-year, $32 million extension.
But he had his worst season last year, as he crashed to a batting average of .231 and 9 homers. After the season, San Francisco signed Carlos Correa to prepare for his future. In the process, reports came out that Crawford had been unilaterally notified, and fans were highly criticized.
However, the transfer with Corea was canceled. It’s a heartbreaking enough situation for Crawford, but he still retains his love for his team. He said, “At the end of the season, in August and September, there was a clear improvement. This season is different. He will help the team,” he said, raising expectations for the upcoming season.
This season is an important season for Crawford. Because it’s the final year of his contract with San Francisco. Attention is focusing on whether he will be able to flap his wings again and remain as a one-club man.