Kiwoom’s general manager Ko Hyung-wook said in a phone call on the 29th, “The past two to three days have passed urgently. (Lee) Jung-hoo is out due to injury, so (Choi) Won-tae is in pain, but the selection can be supplemented. However, I thought the Beast would have to gain weight quickly to have a chance of winning,” he said.
Director Ko Hyung-wook continued,메이저사이트 “Ronnie Dawson is coming and doing well. Lee Ju-hyung, who will add weight to the attack, is the key. Kim Dong-kyu needs a little time, and Kim Joo-hyung is a fast-paced and good contact hitter. Of course, I thought about the future,” he said.
Kiwoom fell to ninth place due to a series of injuries to the main players and chronic hitting problems. It is true that even Choi Won-tae (LG) gave up this time, making it more difficult to compete in the rankings. But still the 5th starter (Ahn Woo-jin~ Ariel Hurado~)Ian McKinneyIt has Jeong Chan-heon~Jang Jae-young). He also brought promising players (me, outfield multi-agent Lee Joo-hyung) who are close to immediate power, a pitcher (Kim Dong-kyu) who is worth scratching, and the right to nominate for the first round of the 2024 rookie draft. Lee Ju-hyung scored one hit and one run in four at-bats against Gocheok Samsung on the 29th.
If Lee Jung-hoo had not been absent, the deal would not have been made. However, as Lee Jung-hoo was added to the all-time injury parade, it is true that Kiwoom lost its momentum in the ranking battle. General manager Ko Hyung-wook also commented that he saw the future, but stressed that he did not give up on the season.
General manager Ko Hyung-wook said, “There have been many injuries, and some players have poor performance.” It’s true that I’ve prepared a lot for the season, but I can’t do well. Still, there is only a few games (3.5 games) difference from fifth place. I will do my best until the end of the season. “I didn’t give up on the season,” he said.
You can understand Kiwoom if you express it as a Major League-style seller. However, Kiwoom cannot openly declare “giving up the season” in consideration of Korean sentiment. And as head Ko Hyung-wook said, Kiwoom is not in the stage of giving up the season at all. Currently, Kiwoom’s power is not strong, but it is not a power that needs to be rebuilt openly. If that’s the case, we should openly fire sale the remaining main players.
So it’s a little disappointing for Kiwoom. There is no need to check the background of this trade. The deal was made because LG, which always feels sorry for the starting pitcher, was in such a hurry. LG has been all-in-one to win the Korean Series for a few years. For Kiwoom, Lee Ju-hyung is a promising player and the upcoming rookie draft is a golden fishing ground, but in the worst case, it is not a loss even if the deal is canceled.
Moreover, Kiwoom is famous for being good at trading. Lee Joo-hyung is good, but could he have brought one more LG main hitter. LG’s batting lineup is the strongest in the league. “I asked for it at first,” said Ko Hyung-wook, the general manager. In the end, it seems that it was not achieved during the coordination process.
In any case, Kiwoom should develop the resources it has received. The absence of Choi Won-tae does not mean that he cannot fight for the semifinals. And apart from that, Lee Ju-hyung should be raised well. He is said to be a player with a lot of potential. And you have to do really well in the upcoming rookie draft. This is Kiwoom’s specialty, so Kiwoom fans have high expectations.