As soon as the stove league opened, Hanwha Eagles general manager Son Hyuk was busy. He succeeded in strengthening his power for the second time among all and the first among the outside resources. It recruited infielder An Chi-hong (33) for up to 7.2 billion won in 4+2 years.헤라카지노
Hanwha, which had to be satisfied with the last place in ninth place this season, was a year when young players such as pitcher Moon Dong-ju, Noh Si-hwan (23), who won two hits, and rookie Moon Hyun-bin (19), who went to and from the inside and outside.
Later, through the second draft, veteran outfielder Kim Kang-min was brought in and the pitching staff was also strengthened. He renewed contracts with foreign pitchers and the batter signed Jonathan Peraza, who can defend the outfield. On the 28th, he also signed a contract with catcher Lee Jae-won, who was released from SSG Landers.
In particular, the infield is full. Choi Won-ho’s head seems to be already complicated. It is a happy concern compared to previous years.
Hanwha recruited an outside free agent for the first time in seven years from the stove league last year. It invested 9 billion won for Chae Eun-sung (33) for six years, who would give strength to its batting lineup. It was a bit disappointing, but he contributed to its batting lineup by posting 23 home runs and 84 RBIs. He also contributed greatly to helping Noh grow.
Noh Si-hwan, who has established himself as the fourth batter of the Korean national team, is firmly guarding the third base. Moon Hyun-bin, who has grown robustly, and Lee Do-yoon, who virtually played as the main shortstop in this season, have also displayed outstanding performances.
Oh Sun-jin will wear the Lotte Giants uniform as the second draft, but Jung Eun-won (23), who won the Golden Glove, a second baseman who was sluggish this season, and Ha Joo-seok (29), who boasts outstanding defense, are looking for a rebound.
Noh Si-hwan was the only infielder who was certain this season. No other player played more than 1,000 innings in one spot. With the added competition, coach Choi Won-ho’s head is complicated.
The most ideal scenario is for Ha and Jung to improve their skills as much as they did in their heyday. For Jung Eun-won, this year’s painful experience can be a great nourishment, and Ha Joo-seok had a gap in practice due to drunk driving disciplinary action, raising expectations that he will rebound enough next season if he prepares enough for the offseason.
As Ha’s defense is well-known, if he elevates his batting skills, he is expected to create positive synergy with Lee Do-yoon and others. Jung Eun-won was in charge of second base this year along with Moon Hyun-bin. Ahn Chi-hong is still displaying outstanding batting performance, but critics say that he lacks scope and overall capability in defense, so if Moon and Jung Eun-won recover their offensive capabilities, it will be easier for him to form an infield as coach Choi Won-ho.
In this case, An Chi-hong and Chae Eun-sung can be used alternately at first base, and the designated hitter slot can be used more leisurely.
If Kim In-hwan (29) and Park Jung-hyun (22) show further growth, they can enjoy synergy through fierce internal competition.
Even the worst can be considered. Even in this case, it seems that the solid squad will make it easier to cope with the crisis. This is because the infield field has become abundant enough to operate all positions as a double squad except for the third base, which has become a constant now.
Hanwha has always had poor players as its weakness. Many fans expressed satisfaction with Hanwha’s moves in the stove league because it has compensated for such weaknesses that plagued the team. Expectations for Hanwha’s next season are also swelling.