Suwon Samsung Supporters Relegate They Lose Their Words

Suwon Samsung Bluewings supporters were left speechless by their relegation.

Suwon Samseong drew 0-0 with Gangwon FC in the 38th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 Final B (Lower Split) at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 2 p.m. on April 2. Suwon finished 12th in the final standings and were directly relegated to the second division.

Suwon suffered an extremely poor start to the season. While they were unable to completely turn things around, they have been able to rack up points under former head coach Kim Byung-soo and new head coach Yeom Ki-hoon, keeping them in the race for promotion until the final round. With their final game at home, they could have avoided direct relegation on their own and headed to the relegation playoffs.

However, it didn’t go their way. Suwon Samseong tried to turn the relegation train around in the final minutes, but to no avail. They were held to a 0-0 draw, while rivals Suwon FC drew 1-1 with Jeju United to seal their relegation from last place.레모나토토

Suwon Samsung supporters have one of the largest fan bases in the K League and are known for their passionate support. It was on display in the final, but not before the final whistle blew.

When the referee blew the final whistle, the Suwon Samsung supporters in the stadium were left speechless. The harsh reality of the club’s first relegation hit them hard.

The players were equally bewildered. As the final whistle blew, some players hesitated on the field, while others showed tears in their eyes. After what seemed like an eternity, the Suwon Samsung Bluewings players took the microphone.

“I’m sorry,” said acting coach Yi Ki-hoon, who had been trying to stay up until the end. Afterward, head coach Oh Dong-seok and captain Kim Bo-kyung took the microphone one after another.

After the game, the opposing team’s head coach Chung Kyung-ho said, “Actually, I never thought about Suwon Samseong’s relegation. We survived last year and learned from it, and I thought Suwon would go further and establish itself as a leading club. It’s unfortunate that Suwon has fallen in terms of box office. As one of the members of the K League, it’s unfortunate that the atmosphere should continue to be like today. When all the fans were silent after the end and the Suwon players hesitated, it made me feel the current state of Suwon.”

On the same day, acting head coach Yeom Ki-hoon said, “I want to say I’m very sorry to the fans. I tried my best, but the result was not what I wanted. I’m so sorry that I can’t hold my head up to the fans. I’m also sorry to the players.” He apologized again.

Even in the mixed zone, the walkway to the team bus, the players bowed their heads. You could hear it in their steps, the second leg had been decided.

Suwon Samsung players boarding the team bus with their heads bowed. Photo by Lee Hyung-joo (Suwon)

As the Suwon Samsung team bus pulled out of the parking lot, it was confronted by angry fans. Angered by the relegation of their beloved team, the fans demanded that the front desk, including team manager Oh Dong-seok, be replaced and apologize. After a scuffle involving the police, the team bus left.

In the early 2000s, Suwon had the support of its parent company, Samsung, and some of its best players. However, as support dwindled, the team began to struggle. Add to that the fact that they were less efficient than other teams that spent the same amount of money, and they fell to the bottom of the table. Having avoided relegation the previous season, they should have been able to use that as a springboard, but the failures continued. The result was the first relegation in the club’s history.

KT, who wrote the miracle of ‘2nd place in last place’, but GG’s dismal energy is…

From last place to second place, a Golden Glove miracle is in danger of not happening.

KT Wiz had a “roller coaster” season this year. They were in last place for the first half of the season, but they turned things around with the acquisition of foreign pitcher Cuevas and began to climb, eventually finishing the regular season in second place. It would have been a best-case scenario if they had won the Korean Series, but they were knocked out by the LG Twins. They dropped the first two games of the playoffs to the NC Dinos, and were forced to play a five-game series. The bullpen was not strong enough in the Korean Series.굿모닝토토

Still, he did well. Proof of that is the number of Golden Glove nominations, the highest individual honor for a player. KT had a total of 11 players nominated for the Golden Globe. LG has the most with 12, followed by KT. All positions except second base and designated hitter were nominated. There are four pitchers, one catcher, three infielders, and three outfielders.

With so many nominations, the odds are in favor of winning the award. But when you break it down by position, KT could be in danger of being overlooked.

This season, the names of the top candidates in each category stand out. When it comes to pitching, NC Dinos foreign pitcher Pedi dominates. He has already won the regular season MVP. He has the best record and performance. KT Cuevas also did well, winning the winning percentage title, but joining the team in the middle of the season is his Achilles heel.

Catcher Jang Jang-woo had a great season, but LG’s Park Dong-won’s 20-homer record and championship premium cannot be ignored.

First baseman Park Byung-ho is not doing well either. He’s batting 2-for-8 with 18 home runs and 87 RBIs. That’s not nearly as good as LG champion Austin’s 3-for-1, 23 homers and 95 RBIs, and his Korean Series slump is a stark contrast to Austin’s. Park Byung-ho won the newly created first baseman’s defense award this season, but the Golden Glove is weighted toward offensive metrics.

Third baseman Hwang Jae-gyun also struggled in the regular season. The Hanwha Eagles’ “Home Run King” Noh Si-hwan’s record is not easy to surpass. Shortstop Kim Sang-soo will also have to contend with LG’s Oh Ji-hwan and KIA Tigers’ Park Chan-ho.

In the outfield, Choi Jae-dae, Kim Min-hyuk, and Alford stepped up to the challenge. All three did a decent job, but fell two percentage points shy of winning the Golden Glove. They’ll be up against the likes of Hong Chang-ki and Park Hae-min, who led LG to the title, as well as Samsung Lions’ Koo Ja-uk and NC Dinos’ Park Gun-woo, who outperformed them individually.

Without a Golden Globe winner, KT could be disappointed. However, we can take solace in the fact that the team’s performance was so good, even without a player with an outstanding individual performance.

“$550-600 million contract is imminent” U.S., Ohtani-LAD mood rises…In March next year, in front of Korean fans

The Major League Baseball Winter Meetings are set to begin on February 5 in Nashville, Tennessee, for a three-day event. The “big three” issues of the Winter Meetings are Ohtani’s free agency, the posting status of Japan’s top ace Yoshinobu Yamamoto, and the Juan Soto trade.

Of these, the most hotly debated issue is which team Ohtani will sign with.

The Los Angeles Dodgers are still considered the most likely destination. Given their ability to win at any given time, their geographic location on the Pacific Coast near Japan, their deep pockets to spend as they please, and their vested interest in the familiarity and comfort of LA after six years of living there, no team can beat them. The San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs are also known to be in the running for Ohtani, but the general consensus is that the Dodgers are hard to beat.

First and foremost, the Dodgers want Ohtani badly. In fact, it’s been suggested that one of the reasons the Dodgers waited out free agency last winter was to raise money to sign Ohtani.

As ESPN’s Jeff Passan tweeted today, “The battle for Ohtani could soon be wrapped up with an astronomical contract, the largest in history. The Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and New York Mets, who were initially interested in Ohtani, have turned their attention to other players, leaving the Dodgers, Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Angels in the mix, with one source saying Ohtani will receive at least $550 million and another saying it could reach $600 million.레모나토토 주소

ESPN previously reported on March 12 that “the Ohtani free agency saga is unlikely to last long. Numerous general managers who spoke to ESPN said they got the sense he’s going to make a decision sooner than expected,” and that it could be finalized before the Winter Meetings are over.

According to local reports, Ohtani is expected to sign with the Dodgers for $500 million to $600 million before the Winter Meetings end on July 7.

In the meantime, local media outlet The Athletic published an article titled “Shohei Ohtani’s brand – his free-agent value – is as big in business as it is in baseball” on Jan. 1. According to the article, the team that acquires him will benefit more from marketing than team performance and crowd mobilization.

Ken Rosenthal, who wrote the article, said, “Ohtani is more than just a good baseball player. He’s a cultural phenomenon that transcends baseball, the Taylor Swift of baseball, or at least the Lionel Messi of baseball.” “Maybe his free agency is all a ploy, a leverage play, to extract as much money as possible from the team of his choice – the Dodgers, for example.

Rosenthal, too, sees the Dodgers as the most likely destination.

“Every team sees the Japanese two-hit superstar as an opportunity to make a lot of money by dramatically increasing the value of their franchise,” Rosenthal writes, “and while it’s unclear what Ohtani’s pitching future holds, the business side of the equation at least makes sense to give him the biggest contract of his career.

While the Angels have missed the postseason for the last nine years in a row, experts say the team’s value has increased significantly during Ohtani’s six-year tenure.

The Angels haven’t enjoyed much of the Ohtani effect in terms of crowd mobilization. After 17 consecutive years of 3 million-plus attendance from 2003 through 2019, just before the coronavirus pandemic, the Angels had an uneventful season in 2020 and have steadily climbed from 1.51 million to 2.45 million to 2.64 million since 2021, but are still far from 3 million. This is due to the team’s poor performance, not Otana’s lack of ticket power.

As Rosenthal explains, “The Angels’ lack of attendance growth is due to eight consecutive losing seasons. But regardless of attendance, the Angels have benefited from the Ohtani effect in terms of revenue, with ESPN estimating that Ohtani’s marketing revenue is in the tens of millions of dollars a year.

“If the Dodgers or Yankees landed Ohtani, it wouldn’t change the box office, which already draws more than 3 million people, but it would be a huge boost in marketing, sponsorships, and local radio and television advertising,” he said. In other words, the Dodgers would have to find a business reason to go “all in” on Ohtani.

Ohtani has been racking up the awards this offseason. In addition to becoming the first player in major league history to win a second unanimous MVP award, he won the Silver Slugger AL Designated Hitter of the Year Award, the Edgar Martinez Award for the best designated hitter, and the AL Outstanding Player in the Major League Baseball Players Union’s Players Choice Award.

He is entering free agency with a much higher value than in 2021, when he won his first unanimous MVP award.

If Ohtani chooses the Dodgers, he will be in front of Korean fans at the opening game of the Major League Baseball season in Seoul on March 20-21 next year, when the Dodgers take on the San Diego Padres.

A left-handed foreigner throwing 150km has been released to the market… Are you going to leave Korea like this

Midway through the season, Kirk McCarty, 28, was one of the most powerful lefties in the KBO. Despite his small frame, he throws a fastball that can reach up to 150 kilometers per hour. He mixed it up with a cutter and a curveball that had a slight velocity differential that made hitters swing and miss.

He had a good attitude and adapted well to the team. He was happy with his life in Korea. So were their families. He wasn’t a dominant pitcher, but he could still pitch six innings every game. At least until June, he seemed to be a lock to be re-signed. At the end of June, he had a 2.52 ERA, which is pretty good. He was still in his late 20s, so there was still room for improvement.

But then the unexpected happened. Injuries. Blisters can happen to any pitcher. It wasn’t a big deal, but in late June, I felt a pain in my left forearm. An examination revealed nothing too alarming, but the pain was new to him and he panicked. Even with the All-Star break in between, it would have been a long absence. The loss of a foreign ace at a time when SSG should be hitting their stride was pretty painful.굿모닝토토 주소

Upon his return, he seemed to reassure everyone by throwing the ball normally, but in September, the power of the ball seemed to drop. The September slump was pretty serious. As if he was aware of this, on September 23 against the Incheon Lotte, he started throwing as hard as he could early in the game, but felt pain in his side and was pulled after two innings. It’s a good thing the team ended the season in third place, or they would have been in even worse shape.

It was an embarrassing outcome for both McCarty and SSG. SSG confidently chose McCarty over Shawn Morimando for a number of reasons. He’s undersized but has a good delivery, he can run a game, he’s willing to learn and, crucially, he hasn’t had too many injuries in his career. The expectation was that he’d have a mid-season strain on his body, but he’d still be able to pitch well over 150 innings, and the calculation was that he’d be even better in 2024 with one full season under his belt.

But after proving everything, McCarty fell apart because he couldn’t prove he was healthy. He did return for the postseason, but his contributions weren’t as strong as they could have been. This is why SSG was in trouble after the season. He’s not a weak pitcher, and he’s good enough to be a second starter if he’s used well, but injuries have taken their toll, and SSG has removed McCarty from the roster. The team then signed right-hander Robert Duggar, whose career has been characterized by ‘health’, and said goodbye to him.

If there were no injury concerns, Martin could have been kept for another year. Some clubs in need of new foreign pitchers reportedly have similar thoughts. It’s a tough market to find a good foreign pitcher. However, both the forearm and the side are sensitive areas. For this reason, none of the teams are reportedly looking at McCarty as a top priority. There could be changes in the future, such as the contract situation of each club, but for now, it’s looking more and more likely that this will be the end of McCarty’s time in Korea. It’s a disappointing ending for everyone.

Looking at the list of players removed from the suspended list announced by the KBO on Nov. 30, there are a few foreign players who are ambiguous. In addition to McCarty, Anthony Alford, who spent two years with KT, and Jason Martin, who batted first in the NC this year. They’ve had mixed results, but they’ve shown their strengths. In the current market for foreign hitters, it may be difficult for them to get rehired right away, but it could leave room for them in the future.

“Yankees have a plan.”I even emptied the Ace number to catch the monster pitcher

The Yankees are interested in Yoshinobu Yamamoto (Orix Buffaloes). Yamamoto was posted to the 30 major league clubs at 8 a.m. ET on Nov. 21. He has 45 days to negotiate.

The Yankees were interested in Yamamoto even before the posting. In September, general manager Brian Cashman flew to Japan to see Yamamoto in person. In front of Cashman, Yamamoto threw a no-hitter, striking out eight and walking two in nine innings.레모나토토

Yamamoto’s performance was not a one-off. Yamamoto made his Nippon Professional Baseball debut in 2017 and went 18-5 with a 1.39 ERA in 26 games, 193⅔ innings, and 206 strikeouts in 2021 and 15-5 with a 1.68 ERA in 26 games, 193 innings, and 205 strikeouts in 2022.

This year, Yamamoto’s performance continued. In 23 games, he went 16-6 with a 1.21 ERA in 164 innings pitched with 169 strikeouts. For the third year in a row, he won four pitching titles and the Sawamura Award. The Sawamura Award is given to the best pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball. Masaichi Kaneda (Korean name Kim Kyung-hong) and Yamamoto are the only pitchers to win the award three years in a row. This is the first time in 65 years.

Yoshinobu Yamamoto of the Oryx Buffaloes, who won the Pacific League MVP./Oryx Buffaloes SNS

Yamamoto was also named the Pacific League MVP at the Nippon Professional Baseball Awards on April 28. It was his third consecutive Pacific League MVP honor.

“The Yankees are just one of many teams pursuing a deal for the Japanese superstar this offseason, but the Yankees front office has a plan in place to woo him,”, the official website of Major League Baseball, reported on Sept. 29 (ET). quoted Andy Martino of New York local outlet SNY as saying, “The Yankees have reserved the No. 18 jersey for the 2023 season with an eye toward signing Yamamoto. The number 18 is the number Yamamoto wore with the Orix.”

“In Japan, 18 is the number of an ace. That’s why Hiroki Kuroda wore No. 18 for the Yankees and why Masahiro Tanaka wore No. 18 for the Rakuten Golden Eagles.” “Daisuke Matsuzaka also wore No. 18 for the Boston Red Sox and Kenta Maeda (Detroit Tigers) wore No. 18 for the Minnesota Twins,” he added.

“Leaving No. 18 vacant could be seen as a small gesture by the Yankees,” said But Yamamoto will be negotiating with major league clubs over the next few weeks. The Yankees’ gesture could be seen as an important show of respect for Yamamoto.”

On the same day, ranked teams as possible destinations for Yamamoto, with the Yankees at the top of the list. ”The Yankees are a team that has never been afraid to go after big free agents. There’s no question that the starting rotation is a big issue right now.”

A walk-off hit in the 10th inning of extra time against Korea…His salary increased 3.7 times, received his starting number five times, and the Yomiuri shortstop in the highest rookie season

Makoto Kadoki, 22, who hit the game-winning hit in the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) final, has signed a contract for next season for 31 million yen (about $270 million). The Yomiuri Giants announced on Monday that they have re-signed Kadoki for an increase of 22.6 million yen from 8.4 million yen (approximately $73.6 million).굿모닝토토 도메인

Kadoki had the game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th inning of the APBC Baseball World Series against South Korea at the Tokyo Dome on April 19. With the bases loaded and two outs, he hit a single to left field to win the game 4-3. The first-year pro was selected to represent Korea and went 6-for-15 with a double and two RBIs. He was named to the tournament’s Best 9 as a second baseman and earned MVP honors.

South Korea scored a run in the top of the 10th inning of extra innings with the score tied 2-2. Yoon Dong-hee hit an RBI single to take the lead. However, they gave up two runs in the bottom of the 10th inning to lose the title.

Yoon is a college rookie who was drafted with the 4th overall pick in the 2023 rookie draft. His primary position is shortstop, but he can play any position in the infield. In the APBC national team, he played second base instead of shortstop.

With his defense, he has changed the structure of the Yomiuri infield this season. He pushed Hayato Sakamoto (35), the starting shortstop for 10 years, out of the way to become the starting shortstop.

He seized the opportunity when Sakamoto fell into a severe slump early in the season. Even after Sakamoto’s return, the team’s signature hitter

He continued to play shortstop, second and third base. He dominated Sakamoto, who is in his mid-30s, on defense.

He was the only Yomiuri rookie to open the season with the first team and stayed with the first team all season. In 126 games, he batted .266 (83-for-316) with three home runs, 21 RBIs, 34 runs scored, and 11 stolen bases. He struggled with his bat in April and May, but gradually picked it up.

Kadawaki said, “Next year, I will do better than this year. I will aim for a third of the batting average, a fourth of the on-base percentage, the most walks in the team, and the Golden Glove.”

He invests his raise in himself. He will buy a lower body fatigue recovery product that he has been renting.

New manager Shinnosuke Abe (44) announces that Kadoki will be the starting shortstop next season. Sakamoto moves to third base, and captain and No. 4 hitter Kazuma Okamoto (27) moves from third to first base.

As he makes the jump to the leadoff spot, his jersey number changes from No. 35 to No. 5. This number is usually worn by home run hitters. Yomiuri’s single-digit number has been used by veteran starters. Sadaharu Oh’s number 1 and Shigeo Nagashima’s number 3 are permanent numbers.

I recruited three FA starters…Even the KBO Redemption King? A prestigious ML team that has damaged its pride has taken a stormy step

After signing three free-agent starting pitchers, the St. Louis Cardinals are looking to add to their arsenal, including former KBO reliever Woo-seok Ko (25-LG Twins).

St. Louis signed free-agent starter Sonny Gray, 34, to a three-year, $75 million deal on Monday. A proven starter with a 98-85 record and 3.47 ERA in 279 career games (270 starts, 1571 innings) over 11 seasons, Gray is in his mid-30s, but has been outstanding this year with the Minnesota Twins, going 8-8 with a 2.78 ERA in 32 games (184 innings). He earned a big three-year deal, averaging $25 million per year.토토사이트

Having previously signed veteran pitchers Lance Lynn, 36, for $11 million with one year guaranteed, and Kyle Gibson, 36, for $12 million with one year guaranteed, on July 21-22, the Cardinals now have three veteran starters in the space of a week with the addition of Gray.

The Cardinals went 71-91 (.438 winning percentage) this year, falling to fifth place in the National League Central. It was the first time in 33 years since 1990 that the Cardinals finished last in the division, a huge blow to the franchise’s pride. There were many reasons for the team’s collapse, but the collapse of the pitching staff was particularly painful. The team ERA dropped from 10th last year (3.79) to 24th this year (4.79).

After trading Jordan Montgomery and Zach Flaherty in-season and retiring Adam Wainwright from active duty, the Reds focused all of their attention on bolstering their starting rotation from the offseason onward, bringing in three experienced, mid-30s veteran starters in Gray, Gibson, and Lynn to join incumbents Myles Nicholas and Steven Matz in a five-man starting rotation.

According to, in a press conference following the acquisition of Gray, St. Louis president John Mozeliak said, “We definitely bolstered our starting rotation. It’s a good day for us and we’re pleased with the additions we’ve made over the last 10 days,” but added, “We still have two months left in the offseason. We’re not closing any doors,” leaving the door open for additional additions.

It’s interesting to note that St. Louis has been linked to Korean pitcher Go Woo-seok in the past. The Belleville News-Democrat, a local St. Louis media outlet, reported that “the Cardinals are far from being fully staffed. Matsuzuki has shown increased velocity and consistency since moving to the bullpen, but if he remains in the bullpen next year, they will need to add a starter and have not ruled out acquiring top Japanese pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto.

“Ahead of next week’s Major League Baseball Winter Meetings in Nashville, the Cardinals are expected to target Japanese left-hander Yuki Matsui and South Korean right-hander Woo-seok Ko as free-agent relief options,” the report said, adding that the Cardinals are also looking to add to their bullpen. It’s notable that the local media was the first to mention Ko, who hasn’t gotten much local attention yet.

St. Louis had a weak bullpen this year. They ranked 24th in saves (4.47). Ryan Hellesley had an All-Star finish, but the middle was weak. Outside of Jordan Hicks (3.67) and Drew Verhagen (3.98), there was no middle reliever with a sub-3 ERA in 40+ innings pitched. Hicks was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays at the trade deadline, and Verhagen became a free agent after the season.

With a need for middle relief, Go could be an attractive option for the Cardinals. The Cardinals have had success with Korean pitcher Oh Seung-hwan in 2016 and 2017, using him as a set-up man and closer. Another Korean pitcher, Kim Kwang-hyun, spent two years in St. Louis in 2020 and 2021.

St. Louis’ interest in Go Woo-seok will become clearer once his posting opens. The KBO requested the Major League Baseball office to post Go Woo-seok to all 30 major league clubs on Aug. 28, following a request from LG. This comes 13 days after the KBO requested background checks on Go Woo-seok and Lee Jung-hoo (Kiwoom Heroes).

Clubs will be able to negotiate with Go Woo-seok from 8 a.m. ET on the day after Major League Baseball posts the notice until 5 p.m. ET on the 30th day. If a contract is signed, a transfer fee must be paid to LG in accordance with the Korea-U.S. Player Contract Agreement. If no agreement is reached by the expiration date, the posting will be terminated and Go Woo-seok will not be eligible for posting until November 1 of next year.

Kang Jung-ho, who helped Son Ah-seop’s first hitting king, is now looking for a 11.5 billionth big gun…Macam Hell Training → Savvy to the U.S. “Resurrection Will Revival”

Kim Jae-hwan (Doosan), who is dreaming of a resurgence, visited former major leaguer Kang Jung-ho, who helped Son As-seob (NC) become the first batting champion in his career, to get some hitting tips.

“I don’t doubt (Kim Jae-hwan’s resurgence next year) because he went to a friend of mine,” Doosan catcher Yang Yang-ji told reporters after becoming the first winner of the Defensive Catcher Award at the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO Awards held at the Westin Chosun Hotel Grand Ballroom in Seoul on April 27.굿모닝토토

The “friend” Yang is referring to is Kang Jeong-ho, a former KBO shortstop and major leaguer who has since retired from active play and runs a baseball academy in Los Angeles. A Doosan official told OSEN, “Kim Jae-hwan returned the break of his own volition and left for training in the United States. I heard that he is taking batting practice at Kang Jeong-ho’s academy in the United States.”

After a two-year slump after signing a four-year, 11.5 billion won free agent contract, Jae-hwan participated in the Icheon finishing camp from Oct. 31 to Nov. 24, where he was put through a man-to-man hell by manager Lee Seung-yeop. Normally, rookies who have not yet established their baseball careers participate in the finishing camp, but the manager’s request and the player’s will combined to make the 16-year veteran’s unusual finishing training possible. Kim Jae-hwan dreamed of reviving his season in the third year of his free agent contract by learning how to hit home runs from Lee, who was called the national hitter during his active career.

Kim Jae-hwan returned his December break and voluntarily boarded a plane to the United States on the 26th. He said, “I want to join the spring training in February while remembering what I felt during the finishing camp in December and January.” To maintain the sense of finishing training, he chose Kang Jeong-ho, who was an expert in long-hitting during his active career, as his mentor.

Kang Jeong-ho was drafted by Hyundai in the eighth round of the 2006 KBO draft out of Gwangju Ilbo. He then earned a Major League Baseball uniform with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2014 after hitting .305 with 40 homers, 117 RBIs and 103 runs scored in 117 games with the Heroes, and then became the Pirates’ center fielder with 15 homers in 2015 and 21 in 2016. Retiring after the 2019 season, Kang’s major league career numbers are 297 games, 25-for-56, 46 home runs, 144 RBI, 120 runs scored, and a .796 OPS.

The Kang Jeong-ho Academy has already been an issue in the KBO. NC center fielder Son As-seop visited Kang ahead of the 2023 season to work on his batting form, which led to him winning his first KBO batting title at the tender age of 36. “My brother Kang helped me regain my good form. I was able to find a normal swing trajectory,” he said of the Kang effect.

The Doosan team is confident of Kim’s resurgence next season. The fact that he traveled to the U.S. at his own expense during his inactivity was a sign of a changed mindset, and the team is looking forward to a different season in 2024.

“When I watched the video, I saw (Kim) Jae-hwan hitting hard. We talked a lot about this and that in the middle of the season, but he was struggling. Rather than telling him what to do, I gave him mental advice to help him play well again.” “I think he’ll get through it. He went to my friend (Kang Jung-ho), so I’m sure he will.”

Lee, who led the hell training, also said, “It’s a period of self-discipline. It’s not a situation I can look over. If we take the same training we did in the final camp in December, we will be better in January, and if we move forward step by step like that, we will be better in February.” “I believe that our problems will come out again through spring training and exhibition games, but if we catch them little by little, we will be able to achieve a performance that will make us forget about the two-year slump. No, I believe it. Kim Jae-hwan has nowhere to hide,” he said, predicting a bright 2024 season for the 11.5 billion won pitcher.

Cheonan City FC’s ‘abnormal’ selection process, both grades and operations are ‘bottom’

Cheonan City FC has an ‘abnormal’ selection process. Cheonan head coach Park Nam-yeol learned from an “external article” rather than from within the club that Busan IPark technical advisor Park Kyung-hoon had been appointed as Cheonan’s head coach for next season, just before the final match of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 against FC Anyang on March 26.

At the official press conference after the game against Anyang, Park said, “We became vice principals to go together next season, and I was given permission to stay on the last 10 days. I was preparing hard, but I don’t know what happened in a week. As a footballer, I feel sorry for him and I think there is a moral problem.” He strongly criticized the situation.

It is quite abnormal. Park has a two-year contract with Cheonan until 2024. Not only was he not told in advance that he would be replaced, but his position was abruptly changed after he received permission from the club’s secretariat and the owner, Cheonan Mayor Park Sang-don, to stay on. Park, who was planning for the next season after the end of the season, was hit with a stone on the head.토토사이트

This isn’t the first time Cheonan has done something out of the ordinary. In August, Cheonan appointed Lee Do-young as technical director. In the process, Cheonan, a foundation organization, did not post a formal job announcement. There was no formal process. It was not an open recruitment, but an external hire. Some speculated that the director was an entourage of advisor Park Kyung-hoon, and that he was doing preliminary work to ensure Park’s future position at Cheonan.

According to a source familiar with the club’s internal affairs, Lee and Park Nam-yeol had little interaction when it came to organizing the squad for next season. Lee and Park should have discussed together and scouted players through power analysis, but there was no such process.

Park acknowledged this. He said, “When Ahn Byung-mo was in charge, Park Park-hoon was added through the market line (without Jae-ga). There was a problem there. I knew from the beginning that he wasn’t here to help me,” he revealed.

There are also stories that the market was strongly involved in the “head coach change” rumors after he was reappointed. According to insiders, Park’s closest advisors have close ties to the mayor, and there are even suggestions that they may have influenced the player signing process during the summer transfer window.

Cheonan’s internal situation is a “mess” that is hardly believable for a professional club. Earlier this month, the club appointed a new youth director. U-18 coach Cho Sung-yong is also the director, but the team has created another position without any internal coordination.

Cheonan finished the 2023 season at the bottom of the K League 2 table after a tumultuous season. The team’s abnormal behavior towards the end of the season made it impossible to erase the image of a “bread-and-butter” club with a “messed-up” performance and administration.

Even his heart is like MVP…Super ace who gave words of blessing to a special rookie of the Eagle Corps

“The award I’m holding, I want you to hold it later.”

Eric Peddie, the NC Dinos super ace this year, is an MVP at heart.

The 2023 KBO Awards Ceremony was held on July 27 at the Grand Ballroom of the Westin Chosun Hotel in Sogong, Seoul. Most of the title holders were in attendance to receive their awards.토토사이트

Moon Dong-joo (from left), KBO Commissioner Heo Gu-yeon, and Pedi. Photo (Sogong Seoul) = Reporter Kim Young-gu
The player who shone the brightest was Pedi. With 20 wins (1st), 6 losses (1st), 209 strikeouts (1st), and a 2.00 ERA (1st) in 30 games this season, he accomplished a feat previously only accomplished by Sun Dong-yeol (Hattae Tigers-1986, 1989-1991), Ryu Hyun-jin (Hanwha Eagles-2006), and Yoon Seok-min (KIA Tigers-2011): the Triple Crown (1st in wins, strikeouts, and ERA).

Pedi, who also won the Defensive Player of the Year award, fought off competition from Noh Si-hwan (Hanwha Eagles), Son Asub (NC), and Hong Chang-ki (LG Twins) to take home the Most Valuable Player (MVP) honor. He won 102 out of 111 votes (91.9% of the total).

In an interview with the press after winning the award, he expressed his love for his team, the NC, and said, “I’m very happy to win the MVP award. I didn’t expect to end up like this (winning five awards, including MVP) when I came to the KBO, but I’m so honored. I’m very happy.” With a bright smile on his face, Pedi also revealed a special story about Moon Dong-ju, who won the Rookie of the Year award.

“I took a picture with him on the podium today. “Actually, when we were taking pictures earlier, I whispered to him, ‘I hope you’ll hold the award I’m holding later. He told me, ‘I’ll do my best,'” he said.

Moon is a right-handed pitcher who is arguably the future of Korean baseball. Drafted by Hanwha in the first round of the 2022 draft, he has a hard-hitting fastball that touches 160 mph and has posted a 9-11 record with a 4.09 ERA in 36 games (147.1 innings) so far this year.

This season, he’s been even better. In 23 appearances (118.2 innings), he posted an 8-8 record with a 3.72 ERA. Moon also performed well at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games and the Asian Professional Baseball Championship (APBC) 2023, leading to a favorable and generational change in the Korean national baseball team. As a result, he was honored with the once-in-a-lifetime Rookie of the Year award. It was the first time in 17 years that a Hanwha player had won the Rookie of the Year award since Ryu Hyun-jin in 2006.

This is not the first time Pedi and Moon have met at the awards ceremony. The two had previously met for dinner in August, midway through the season. During that meeting, which was organized at Moon’s request, Pedi shared many pitching tips and tricks with him. It might have been a bit awkward, but it was for the betterment of both Moon and the KBO.

Meanwhile, Moon Dong-ju, who heard Pedi’s words of encouragement, foreshadowed his future development. He said, “It will be difficult next year, but I will try to win the MVP in a few years. My goal is to be a person who keeps his promises,” he said, adding, “Even though I was a year late, I kept my promise to become the Rookie of the Year. One day, I will fulfill the MVP promise I made to Pedi,” he concluded.