Now, Lim Chan-kyu (31) remains the best example of FA (Free Agent) re-entry.
The LG Twins officially announced on the 20th, “We signed a four-year contract with FA Lim Chan-kyu for a total of 5 billion won (600 million won in down payment, 2 billion won in annual salary, 2.4 billion won in incentives).”헤라카지노
After signing the contract, Lim said through his club, “I’m happy that I can continue to wear striker uniforms that I’m proud of as a native of Elin. I didn’t think about other clubs. I wanted to continue to be a player for the LG Twins, but I thank the club for signing me a good contract.” Lim said, “Thanks to the fans who always cheer me on, I was able to achieve the best results of this season. I was able to feel the power of our fans once again. I will prepare to bring good results next year and the year after so that fans can always smile,” before renewing his commitment.
Lim Chan-kyu recently underwent vocal polyp surgery, making it difficult for him to speak out. Lim Chan-kyu, who has shouted more than anyone else in the dugout as the head of the pitching team this season. According to a YouTube video released by the LG club, Lim Chan-kyu expressed his feelings about the FA through writing, not words. “First of all, I would like to thank the owner, the president, the general manager, and the manager who always takes care of me,” Lim said about his impressions on the FA contract. “I want to thank Coach Kim Yong-il, who is not good enough but has always been with me. Above all, I wanted to not be separated from our Twins fans,” Lim said. “I truly love all the fans of the LG Twins who are invincible.”
When asked about his contract as the world’s first sketchbook, Lim said, “I thought it would be difficult to prepare for the season if I get surgery after signing the contract. Manager Seung-won was so busy that I got surgery first. Anyway, the first one was a good one.” As for what he agonized over during the FA negotiations, he wrote “No worries” and said that he did not agonize. “I asked him to do it with LG from start to finish through my agent,” Lim said.
Lim Chan-kyu, the star of LG’s franchise, said, “My heart is heating up. I will give up all my body and body until the day I retire,” before adding, “+ vocal cords.” Lim said, “Thank you for waiting so long. The news was a little late, but I have not changed my mind about LG. I will make sure that you don’t wait until the day I retire.” When asked what LG Twins means to Lim, he said, “I have loved each other for 26 years since I first came to the baseball stadium at age 6. I am so happy to love each other, not one-sided love. I love you, Twins.”
LG also sincerely held negotiations with Lim Chan-gyu, the star of the franchise within the team. In addition, the team successfully appointed Lim Chan-gyu for a total of 5 billion won (approx. After signing the contract, the team said, “He is an essential player representing the team and has played a significant role in leading the younger teammates of the team through positive influences and helping the team win overall championship. Notably, this season marked career highs, raising expectations for the next season. He will not only lead his performance but also lead the team in a good direction.”
Lim joined the LG Twins as the No. 2 player overall in the first round of the 2011 Rookie Draft after graduating from Dongbong Elementary School, Cheongwon Middle School and Hwimoon High School. This year marks the 13th year as a professional golfer. During the 2011 season, Lim mostly played as a bullpen, recording nine wins, six losses and seven saves with an ERA of 4.46. There is a scene that LG fans remember when they recalled Lim. It was the scene when he hit a fastball of 150 kilometers per hour against Lee Dae-ho, who dominated the KBO league at that time. Lim’s smiling face impressed not only LG fans but also many baseball fans.
Thus, Lim had high expectations as a fireballer when he was a rookie. In the 2012 season, he garnered one win, five losses and one hold with an ERA of 4.53 in 18 games (28 earned runs in 55 ⅔ innings), and in the 2013 season, posted an ERA of one win, one loss and 4.70 in 17 games (23 earned runs in 44 innings). While serving in the military at the National Police Agency, Lim was able to continue his baseball career. After returning to the Major League in the 2016 season, he garnered three wins, three losses and one hold with an ERA of 6.51 (34 earned runs in 47 innings) while moving between starting and bullpen.
It was in the 2017 season that Lim Chan-kyu took the LG starting rotation in earnest. At that time, Lim had more than 100 innings in his first season and recorded 6 wins, 10 losses, and an ERA of 4.63 runs. While throwing a total of 124 ⅓s, he allowed 133 hits, 45 walks, 113 strikeouts, and 70 runs (64 earned). He also participated in the All-Star game for the first time. In the following year, in the 2018 season, he was honored to have the Taegeuk mark on his team. He won the gold medal by making the national team’s roster at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games, which was led by coach Sun Dong-yeol.
Lim Chan-gyu when he was a member of the national team.
As time went by, Lim Chan-kyu faced batters based on his accurate ball control and various pitches, rather than fast ball speeds like he did as a rookie. Lim Chan-kyu was slowed down with a 3-5, 2-hold ERA of 4.97 (49 earned runs in 88 ⅔) in the 2019 season, but he successfully pitched the most innings in an individual season with a 10-9, 4.08 ⅔ in the 2020 season. He also recorded 138 strikeouts with 143 hits (14 homers) and 65 walks, ranking seventh in the KBO league overall. Lim Chan-kyu, who recorded an ERA of 3.87 (45 earned runs in 90 ⅔) in the 2021 season, only garnered one win (8 losses).
The 2022 season was an important year for Lim Chan-kyu. It was because he became an FA after the end of the season. If he performed well, the starting pitcher could be highly evaluated in the FA market.