Can Chang-mo Koo (25, NC) and Se-woong Park (27, Lotte), who are promised a future in the national team seeking a generational change, settle down with a one-two punch?
Koo Chang-mo and Park Se-woong were offered long-term contracts by their team this winter. On the 16th, Koo Chang-mo signed a contract with the club for up to 7 years and a total of 13.2 billion won. Park Se-woong was able to play in a Lotte uniform for a long time as he stamped on October 26 for a total of 9 billion won over 5 years.
Both of them are pitchers who will carry the future of the team mound, so they have been recognized as valuable by the club. And you have to meet the expectations the team wants in the future.
Participation in the Asian Games in Hangzhou, which will be held next year, is one of the reasons why it is important for them. This is because they all have the task of resolving military issues. Lotte and NC signed a contract considering the period of enlistment in the military, but if this problem is solved, good performance can continue.
The KBO set the criteria for Asian Games players to be 24 years of age or less than 3 years old in order to replace the generation of the national team. Koo Chang-mo, who joined in 2015, and Park Se-woong, who stepped on the pro stage in 2014, exceed standards. Both should be aiming for the wild card.
Park Se-woong declared ‘all-in’ for the next season early. Park Se-woong, who applied for the position of managing director this year, decided to postpone his enlistment and challenge the Asian Games next year.
Koo Chang-mo also has a strong will to participate in the international competition to be held next year. Koo Chang-mo, who has not been able to participate in the Premier 12 and the Tokyo Olympics due to injury, wants to participate in as many competitions as possible next season. If you accumulate points in international competitions and get qualified as a free agent (FA) quickly, the terms of the multi-year contract will also change. 토토사이트
Koo Chang-mo and Park Se-woong are regarded as the lumber that will carry the future of the KBO League. After graduating from Ulsan Technical High School, Gu Chang-mo, who joined NC with the 3rd pick in the 2nd 1st round in the 2015 rookie draft, recorded a career record of 46 wins, 34 losses, 5 holds, and an average ERA of 3.74. In 2019, he won 10 victories as the club’s first left-handed starting pitcher, and in 2020, he recorded 9 wins and an average ERA of 1.74, contributing to the team’s combined championship.
After graduating from Gyeongbuk High School, Park Se-woong debuted on the professional stage as KT’s first nomination, then was traded to Lotte in 2015 and established himself as a pitcher representing the team. He achieved 12 wins (6 losses) in 2017, followed by 10 wins and 9 losses last year and 10 wins and 11 losses this season, solidifying his position as a native ace by continuing double-digit multipliers.
If Koo Chang-mo and Park Se-woong, who are clearly motivated, fight well in the national team, a powerful ‘one-two punch’ will be created. The replacement of the ace generation of the national team, which the Korean baseball world so longed for, can also happen.