One of the clubs that is getting a lot of attention in the 2023 Shinhan Bank SOL KBO League, which opens on the 1st, is the Hanwha Eagles.
Eagle, who had not been able to get out of the lower ranks until recently, is dreaming of an emergency this year. In the demonstration game that ended this week, he took first place and foreshadowed a blast. Although the results of the demonstration games and the regular league results were irrelevant, there were many hopeful factors.
Hanwha captain Jung Woo-ram presented a rosy outlook for the team’s future at the opening media day held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seoul on the afternoon of the 30th.
First of all, Jung Woo-ram answered a common question 메이저사이트about the condition of the players who participated in the World Baseball Classic (WBC) in early March and the process of preparing for the season, saying, “Unfortunately, we didn’t get one…” and laughed.
Soon, his expression was filled with confidence. Jung Woo-ram said, “But within the next three years, I assure you, Hanwha will have the most national team players.”
Baseball fans who visited the site of the opening Media Day four years after the Corona era gave a big round of applause for Jung Woo-ram’s confidence.
Emerging fastball pitchers such as Moon Dong-ju and Kim Seo-hyun are growing rapidly, and players recruited from outside such as Chae Eun-seong, Lee Tae-yang, and Oh Seon-jin are expected to boost the team’s strength.
Jung Woo-ram said, “Chae Woon-seong, Lee Tae-yang, and Oh Seon-jin have been active in a good team and are teaching the players a lot. We are also gaining a lot of experience. This season, we will show that Hanwha is changing with a really fun game.”
Chae Eun-seong, a hard hitter from the LG Twins who signed an FA contract under the unconventional condition of 9 billion won in 6 years, said, “It is true that I had a preconceived notion (that it was weak) when I first came to Hanwha,” but “There are many things that surprised me when I came and saw it. A young player with good skills. There are many, but I felt a lack of confidence. Young players are our future, so I want to do it with pride and confidence.”
Director Carlos Subero, who wanted to decorate the finale of the 3rd year of rebuilding, was also different.
Coach Subero said, “I have a philosophy that I have kept since I started rebuilding in 2021. It is to give young players opportunities to grow without dwelling on wins and losses,” he said. Through last year’s draft and last year’s draft, good players joined. We will make a good season.”