“It may seem like a small amount to others, but… it’s money, so you just have to go up and collect it.”
Shim Jun-seok (19, Pittsburgh) revealed his candid thoughts about the ‘down payment less than expected’. Shim Jun-seok was selected as the 10th international prospect by the MLB Pipeline, but received less than half of the signing money of Cuban outfielder Ariel Castro ($2.4 million contract with Minnesota), who ranked 11th. It is known to be worth 1 million dollars, but the pure down payment is less than that.
As the down payment was known to be under $1 million, unexpected reactions poured in. However, Shim Jun-seok chose Pittsburgh with a clear plan. He thought of the money he could make by going to the major leagues in the future, rather than aiming for a ‘get rich’ with a huge down payment. It is a long-term investment in yourself. 토토사이트
Shim Jun-seok departed for the United States via Incheon International Airport on the 24th. Shim Jun-seok, who arrived at the airport with his family and club scout, said in an interview before departure, “Pittsburgh is a good team. I was impressed to receive it,” he explained.
He clearly expressed his opinion about the lower-than-expected down payment. Shim Jun-seok said, “I am satisfied with my down payment. Others may think it is a small amount, but I don’t think that (other people’s opinions) is important. I don’t really care about opinions like that.”
When the size of the down payment was revealed, a cynical gaze toward Shim Joon-seok began to emerge. Shim Jun-seok said he would not care about this opinion. He said, “He couldn’t even challenge the major leagues like this without his confidence. He went and challenged because he had the confidence that he could rise if he worked hard.”
At the same time, he said, “I’m not just going to the United States because of my dream. I’m confident that I can do well and rise, so I’m taking on the challenge. I hope you look at me with a warm heart rather than a stinging gaze.” Shim Jun-seok boarded the plane to the United States with the spirit of a nineteen-year-old.