“I have to play more this year”…The youngest member’s determination to be 34 years old, dreaming of ‘winning’ with the older members

Kim Sang-soo, who will mark his second season with the KT Wiz, is sweating as he participated in the first spring camp of the 2024 season at Hyundai Motor Dream Ball Park in Busan.월카지노도메인

Kim joined the Samsung Lions as the first pick of the 2009 KBO rookie draft and played in the Samsung Lions until the 2022 season. However, he entered the free agent market ahead of the last season and joined hands with KT to wear a new uniform.

Kim Sang-soo played in the fall baseball last season while wearing the KT uniform, not the Samsung uniform, and he said, “The feeling was not much different. It was just a bummer. I finished the regular season well, but I feel very sad that I couldn’t smile at the end. The team is good again this year,” he said. “I think I can go to the Korean Series again because the batters, young pitchers, and existing pitchers are so good.”

Ahead of this season’s opening, KT recruited veteran player Woo Kyu-min through the second round of draft. Kim and Kim were once in the same team at Samsung. “It was amazing when I first heard that they were coming. I feel great to meet them again. They were close friends with each other at Samsung. I feel great to see them again,” Kim said.

Kim Sang-soo played full-time shortstop for the first time since the 2018 season. He played in 129 games and recorded 120 hits, three homers, 56 RBIs, 58 runs scored, and a batting average of 0.271 OPS 0.692.

“I was sluggish for about two years. People around me said, ‘It’s an aging curve.’ I think I played in a lot of games last season and didn’t play at shortstop for a while, but I’m satisfied because I think I showed good performance. However, it’s unfortunate that I couldn’t continue to display good performance in the first half of the season through the second half,” he said. “I’ll take good care of my physical strength this year and prepare for a good season in both the first and second half.”

All of KT’s key infielders are veteran players. They are first baseman Park Byung-ho (38), second baseman Park Kyung-soo (40), third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun (37), and shortstop Kim Sang-soo (34). Kim Sang-soo, who is entering his 16th season in the professional league, is the youngest in the infield.

“I think I’ll be the youngest this year as well. Last year, I said, ‘You need to run more because you’re the youngest,’ and this year is the same,” Kim said. “You need to run more. I hope you can make good results.”

Kim wants to keep his promise of “winning” at KT. “I remember saying ‘I’m here to win’ at the beginning of the season last year, but I want to keep that promise this year,” Kim said. “It’s a team that can win the championship. I’ll prepare well and make sure that I can win the title this year.”

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